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Critics Awards: AFI Top 10 & Washington D.C. Winners

While we’re still waiting for the Critics Choice nominations, two other groups announced today. The American Film Institute announced their Top 10 Films & Television Shows of the year. And the Washington D.C. Film Critics announced their winners. Nothing earth shattering happened though. The AFI list went with the usual suspects. The Dark Knight Rises was the only unique choice and that probably won’t get any Oscar nominations beyond the technical categories. Meanwhile, the Washington D.C. critics followed suit and awarded Zero Dark Thirty and Kathryn Bigelow top honors. Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain & Anne Hathaway picked up more wins. Philip Seymour Hoffman was the only out of the ordinary choice in Supporting Actor.

The American Film Institute Best of 2012

Top 10 Films of the Year
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Top 10 Television Shows of the Year
American Horror Story
Breaking Bad
Game Change
Game of Thrones
Mad Men
Modern Family
The Walking Dead


Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Awards Winners

Best Picture:
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 Miserables

Best Original Screenplay:
Looper – Rian Johnson

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

Best Ensemble:
Les Miserables

Best Youth Performance:
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Film:

Best Documentary:

Best Foreign-Language Film:

Best Art Direction:
Cloud Atlas

Best Cinematography:
Life of Pi

Best Score:
The Master