2012 Critics Awards: Detroit Film Critics Society

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BEST FILMSilver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

BEST ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

List with nominees here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

BEST ENSEMBLE Lincoln

BREAKTHROUGH Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks

BEST SCREENPLAY David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DOCUMENTARY Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Full list with nominees here.

One Response to “2012 Critics Awards: Detroit Film Critics Society”

  1. Joe Clinton says:

    Bravo! A romantic comedy/drama is easy to dismiss amonst all the other “important” films out now. It is the execution by all concerned that lifts “Silver Linings” above so many of its genre. I am quite pleased with these choices.

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