National Society of Film Critics 2012

Best Picture
1. Amour
2. The Master
3. Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director
1. Michael Haneke – Amour
2. Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
2. Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master

Best Actor
1. Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
2. Denis Lavant – Holy Motors
2. Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Best Actress
1. Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
2. Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
3. Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor
1. Matthew McConaughey – Bernie and Magic Mike
2. Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

Best Supporting Actress
1. Amy Adams – The Master
2. Sally Field – Lincoln
3. Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables

Best Screenplay
1. Tony Kushner – Lincoln
2. Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
3. David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Cinematography
1. Mihai Mălaimare Jr. – The Master
2. Roger Deakins – Skyfall
3. Greig Fraser – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Non-Fiction Film
1. The Gatekeepers
2. This Is Not a Film
3. Searching for Sugar Man

Best Experimental Film
This Is Not a Film

Film Heritage Awards
Laurence Kardish, senior film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, for his extraordinary 44 years of service, including this year’s Weimar Cinema retrospective.
Milestone Film and Video for its ongoing “Project Shirley”.