2012 Film Critics' Poll

The critics' picks from best film to best performers

2. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (59 points; 31 mentions)

3. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (49 points; 22 mentions)

4. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (37 points; 12 mentions)

5. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild (26 points; 12 mentions)

Best Actor

1. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (106 points; 46 mentions)

2. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors (90 points; 40 mentions)

3. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (63 points; 36 mentions)

4. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour (30 points; 14 mentions)

5. Jack Black, Bernie (24 points; 14 mentions)

Best Supporting Actress

1. Amy Adams, The Master (51 points; 26 mentions)

2. Ann Dowd, Compliance (34 points; 15 mentions)

3. Sally Field, Lincoln (32 points; 15 mentions)

4. Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables (25 points; 12 mentions)

5. Shirley MacLaine, Bernie (22 points; 11 mentions)

Best Supporting Actor

1. Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike (59 points; 26 mentions)

2. Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln (38 points; 18 mentions)

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master (32 points; 14 mentions)

4. Jason Clarke, Zero Dark Thirty (18 points; 11 mentions)

5. Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe (18 points; 6 mentions)

Best Undistributed Film:Everybody in Our Family

Best Documentary:This Is Not a Film

Best First Feature:Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Feature:ParaNorman

Best Director:Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Best Screenplay:Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Breakthrough:Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Worst Film:Cloud Atlas

For complete results, an explanation of methodology, and to see which critic awarded Best Supporting Actress to Tyler Perry, visit villagevoice.com/filmpoll 

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