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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“Any time a movie causes a country to threaten nuclear retaliation, the higher-ups wanna get in a room with you… In terms of getting the word out about the movie, it’s not bad. If they actually make good on it, it would be bad for the world—but luckily that doesn’t seem like their style… We’ll make a movie that maybe for two seconds will make some 18-year-old think about North Korea in a way he never would have otherwise. Or who knows? We were told one of the reasons they’re so against the movie is that they’re afraid it’ll actually get into North Korea. They do have bootlegs and stuff. Maybe the tapes will make their way to North Korea and cause a fucking revolution. At best, it will cause a country to be free, and at worst, it will cause a nuclear war. Big margin with this movie.”
~ Seth Rogen In Rolling Stone 1224

“Yes, good movies sprout up, inevitably, in the cracks and seams between the tectonic plates on which all of these franchises stay balanced, and we are reassured of their hardiness. But we don’t see what we don’t see; we don’t see the effort, or the cost of the effort, or the movies of which we’re deprived because of the cost of the effort. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice may have come from a studio, but it still required a substantial chunk of outside financing, and at $35 million, it’s not even that expensive. No studio could find the $8.5 million it cost Dan Gilroy to make Nightcrawler. Birdman cost a mere $18 million and still had to scrape that together at the last minute. Imagine American movie culture for the last few years without Her or Foxcatcher or American Hustle or The Master or Zero Dark Thirty and it suddenly looks markedly more frail—and those movies exist only because of the fairy godmothership of independent producer Megan Ellison. The grace of billionaires is not a great business model on which to hang the hopes of an art form.”
~ Mark Harris On The State Of The Movies