Austin Film Critics Association Announces Year-End Awards

'Zero Dark Thirty' named Best Film of 2012

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Zero Dark Thirty

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper

Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare Jr., The Master

Best Score: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, and Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas

Best Foreign Language Film: Holy Motors

Best Documentary: The Imposter

Best Animated Film: Wreck-It Ralph

Best First Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Breakthrough Artist: Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Austin Film: Bernie

Special Honorary Award: Matthew McConaughey, for his exceptional work in four films this year (Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike, and The Paperboy)

AFCA 2012 Top Ten Films:

1. Zero Dark Thirty

2. Argo

3. Moonrise Kingdom

4. Django Unchained

5. Cloud Atlas

6. Holy Motors

7. Beasts of the Southern Wild

8. The Master

9. Silver Linings Playbook

10. Looper

The 25 members of the AFCA hail from such outlets as Ain't It Cool News, Austin American-Statesman, The Austin Chronicle, DVDActive,, Film School Rejects, KOOP Radio, MSN Movies,, ScreenCrush, Slackerwood, Smells Like Screen Spirit,, Twitch, and YNN Austin.

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Zero Dark Thirty, Austin Film Critics Association, AFCA, The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Lawrence, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, Rian Johnson, Looper, Les Miserables, Cloud Atlas, Holy Motors, The Imposter, Wreck-It Ralph, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhane Wallis, Bernie, Matthew McConaughey

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