Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) Awards – winners

This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their winners for 2012, honoring a wide sweep of films, from musicals to science fiction. And while only three films garnered more than one award, it was clear that historical/political dramas resonated most with the critics from the nation's capital.

Zero Dark Thirty, the account of U.S. intelligence specialists' and Army special forces' pursuit and elimination of terrorist Osama bin Laden, won Best Film. Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director after having done so three years ago for The Hurt Locker. It also netted Jessica Chastain her first Best Actress award.

Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for his riveting portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln in the year's other outstanding historical drama, Lincoln. Best Supporting Actor went to Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master and Best Supporting Actress went to Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables, which also scooped the Best Acting Ensemble.

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association is comprised of nearly 50 DC-VA-MD-based film critics from television, radio, print and the Internet. Voting was conducted from December 7-9, 2012.

Nominations for the 2012 WAFCA Awards

Complete winners for the 2012 WAFCA Awards

Best Film
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Acting Ensemble
Les Misérables

Best Adapted Screenplay
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay
Rian Johnson, Looper

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Art Direction
Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup - Production Designers; Peter Walpole, Rebecca Alleway - Set Decorators, Cloud Atlas

Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Score
Jonny Greenwood, The Master

Best Youth Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

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