The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Also Has A List Of 2012’s Best Films

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:

Best Picture

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress(tie)
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

Best Screenplay
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins, Skyfall

Best Production Design
Jack Fisk and David Crank, The Master

Best Editing
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
Holy Motors

Best Documentary
The Gatekeepers

Best Animation

What do you think? Which films should’ve made the cut?

Source: A.V. Club

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