By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Detroit Film Critic Society Nominates 2012

THE DFCS NOMINEES FOR 2012 (in alphabetical order)

BEST PICTURE

ARGO
THE IMPOSSIBLE
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
TAKE THIS WALTZ
ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEST DIRECTOR

BEN AFFLECK – ARGO
JUAN ANTONIO BAYONA – THE IMPOSSIBLE
KATHERINE BIGELOW – ZERO DARK THIRTY
SARAH POLLEY – TAKE THIS WALTZ
DAVID O. RUSSELL – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
BEST ACTOR

BRADLEY COOPER – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
JOHN HAWKES – THE SESSIONS
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – LINCOLN
BILL MURRAY – HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
JOAQUIN PHOENIX – THE MASTER
BEST ACTRESS

JESSICA CHASTAIN – ZERO DARK THIRTY
GRETA GERWIG – DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
JENNIFER LAWRENCE – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
NAOMI WATTS – THE IMPOSSIBLE
MICHELLE WILLIAMS – TAKE THIS WALTZ
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

ROBERT DENIRO – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – THE MASTER
TOMMY LEE JONES – LINCOLN
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY – MAGIC MIKE
EWAN MCGREGOR – THE IMPOSSIBLE
EZRA MILLER – THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

AMY ADAMS – THE MASTER
ANN DOWD – COMPLIANCE
SALLY FIELD – LINCOLN
ANNE HATHAWAY – LES MISÉRABLES
HELEN HUNT – THE SESSIONS
BEST ENSEMBLE

ARGO
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS
LINCOLN
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
BREAKTHROUGH

STEPHEN CHBOSKY – THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
ZOE KAZAN – RUBY SPARKS
REBEL WILSON – PITCH PERFECT
BENH ZEITLIN – BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
CRAIG ZOBEL – COMPLIANCE
BEST SCREENPLAY

STEPHEN CHBOSKY – THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
DREW GODDARD & JOSS WHEDON – THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
TONY KUSHNER – LINCOLN
SARAH POLLEY – TAKE THIS WALTZ
DAVID O. RUSSELL – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
BEST DOCUMENTARY

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN
THE IMPOSTER
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

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