Posted December 12, 2012 by Administrator in News

Detroit Film Critics Society Announces Its 2012 Nominations

The Detroit Film Critics Society (of which CinemaNerdz Editor in Chief Mike Tyrkus is a member) is pleased to announce the Best of 2012 nominees in ten categories. The society was founded in spring 2007 and consists of a group of seventeen film critics who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities within a 150-mile radius of the city including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan.

Each critic submitted their top five picks in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, and Breakthrough Performance, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary. From these submissions, each entry was given a point value and the top five in each category have been placed on the final ballot. One category, Best Ensemble, has a tie with six nominees. The 2012 winners will be announced on December 14, 2012.

Leading with seven nominations this year is Silver Linings Playbook. Other top nominees include Lincoln with six nominations and Take This Waltz with four nominations. Argo, The Master, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Zero Dark Thirty, each received three nominations and both Sarah Polley and Stephen Chbosky have received two nominations.


The Nominations for the Best of 2012
as picked by the Detroit Film Critics Society
(in alphabetical order)


  • Argo
  • The Impossible
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Take This Waltz
  • Zero Dark Thirty


  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Juan Antonio Bayona, The Impossible
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook


  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master


  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Greta Gerwig, Damsels in Distress
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Michelle Williams, Take This Waltz


  • Robert De Niro, 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


  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Ann Dowd, Compliance
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions


  • Argo
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Silver Linings Playbook


  • 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


  • Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods
  • Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook


  • The House I Live In
  • The Imposter
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Searching for Sugar Man

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