2012 Critics Awards: San Francisco Film Critics

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Best Picture: The Master

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Best Documentary: The Waiting Room

Best Foreign Language Film: Amour

Best Animated Film: ParaNorman

Best Editing: William Goldenberg, Argo

Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen, Moonrise Kingdom

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Special Citation: Girl Walk//All Day by Jacob Krupnick

Marlon Riggs Award: Peter Nicks for The Waiting Room

3 Responses to “2012 Critics Awards: San Francisco Film Critics”

  1. YancySkancy says:

    Marabou?

  2. YancySkancy says:

    Oh, and I think the link said THE MASTER was their Best Pic choice.

  3. Ray Pride says:

    Actually, the page was wrong. THE MASTER is correct. Fixed, thanks. [RP]

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~ A. O. Scott On One Role Of The Critic

“Every night, we’d sit and talk for a long, long time and talk about the process and I knew he was very, very intrigued about what could be happening. Then of course, one of the fascinating things he told me about was how he had readers who were reading for him that never knew it was Stanley Kubrick. So if he heard of a novel, he would send it out to people. I think he did it through newspaper ads at the time. And he would send it out to people and ask for a kind of synopsis or a critique of the novel. And he would read those. And it was done anonymously. But he said there were housewives and there were barristers and all sorts of people doing that. And I thought, yeah, that’s a really good way to open up the possibilities. Because otherwise, you’re randomly looking, walking through a bookstore or an airport. I said, “How many people are doing this?” It was about 30 people.”
~ George Miller’s Conversations With Kubrick