Whilst the AFI have just unveiled their own list of the best films of 2012, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association – who also have things to say about what deserves some recognition these days, thank-you very much – have released their very own picks for what you should’ve watched this year. And they’ve decided that Michael Haneke’s Amour is the best film you might possibly have taken in, proving that this particular Film Critics Association are, like, unafraid to pick a foreign title as Best Picture. “I didn’t even notice it had subtitles,” said somebody in the Association who voted for it (probably).
Unlike the AFI’s list, which chose to dismiss The Master like it wasn’t worthy of the 70mm reel it was printed on, the list contains multiple wins for Paul Thomas Anderson’s movie, which grants Joaquin Phoenix a well-deserved Best Actor nod, and a Best Director one for the man himself.
Jennifer Lawrence also found herself praised for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, although she had to share it with Amour‘s Emmanuelle Riva, because for some reason that award was allowed to be split between two people. Doesn’t that seems like such a New York-y thing to do?
Here’s the list in full:
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Chris Terrio, Argo
Roger Deakins, Skyfall
Best Production Design
Jack Fisk and David Crank, The Master
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Music Score
Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Best Foreign-Language Film
What do you think? Which films should’ve made the cut?
Source: A.V. Club