Kansas City And San Francisco Critics Name The Master Best Picture Of 2012

Both the Kansas City Film Critics Circle and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle announced their annual awards this evening, naming Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master the best picture of 2012. The film also received Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay from Kansas City, while also taking Best Actor from San Francisco.

Kansas City didn’t really hold any other surprises other than an award that we don’t see much among critics groups, one awarded to the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Film of the Year. The recipient was the outstanding The Cabin in the Woods.

San Francisco spread their awards out quite a bit, giving two to several films including Zero Dark Thirty (Best Director and Best Original Screenplay), Lincoln (Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay), and Amour (Best Actress and Best Foreign Language Film).

It’s very interesting how Zero Dark Thirty‘s reign over Best Picture has stopped just as quickly as it started. However, there are several more critics groups left to announce, so be sure to check back to see how the race continues to play out.

Check out a complete list of winners from the Kansas City and San Francisco critics below:

Kansas City Film Critics Circle

Best Film
The Master

Robert Altman Award for Best Director
Ang Lee
Life of Pi

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway
Les Miserables

Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Master

Best Foreign Language Film

Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film
The Cabin in the Woods

Best Animated Film

Best Documentary
The Imposter


San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Best Picture
“The Master”

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal for “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Tony Kushner for “Lincoln”

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master”

Best Actress
Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour”

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress
Helen Hunt for “The Sessions”

Best Animated Feature

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Documentary
“The Waiting Room”

Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda for “Life of Pi”

Best Film Editing
William Goldenberg for “Argo”

Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen for “Moonrise Kingdom”

Marlon Riggs Award for courage & vision in the Bay Area film community
Peter Nicks for “The Waiting Room.” Nicks’ vérité portrait of grace under pressure in an Oakland, CA ER addresses the U.S. health care crisis in human terms that transcend partisan debate

Special Citation for under-appreciated independent cinema
“Girl Walk/ All Day” This Jacob Krupnick film an already-lively album of pop and hip hop mashups into a jotous celebration of music, dance and community shot guerilla-style on the streets on New York City