2012 Critics Awards: Kansas City Film Critics

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Kansas City Film Critics site.

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, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress, Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Adapted Screenplay, Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Original Screenplay, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Best Foreign Language Film, Amour

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

Best Animated Film, Frankenweenie

Best Documentary, The Imposter

One Response to “2012 Critics Awards: Kansas City Film Critics”

  1. Keil S. says:

    They may not like being referred to (erroneously) as the KFCC (in your link to their site). It does make me hungry though.

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~ Jonathan Demme

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