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)

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Hester Collyer
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

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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