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Critics Awards: International Critics Weigh In, London Nominees & Toronto Winners

Two critics groups from outside of the United States had their input in the Oscar race today. The London Critics Circle announced their film nominations. Amour & The Master tied for the most nominations each. Some of the big contenders missed out here. Lincoln & Zero Dark Thirty missed the picture lineups but saw nominations in other categories. Toronto went a little more unconventional and went with The Master as their favorite film of the year. The biggest surprise there: Gina Gershon winning Supporting Actress for Killer Joe. That film has picked up some sparse critics mentions and has gotten great reviews overall, I’m going to have to add that one to my must-watch list.

The 33rd London Film Critics Circle Award Nominations

Film of the Year:
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
The Master

Director of the Year:
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Actor of the Year:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Actress of the Year:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Supporting Actor of the Year:
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Michael Fassbender, Prometheus
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Supporting Actress of the Year:
Amy Adams, The Master
Judi Dench, Skyfall
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Isabelle Huppert, Amour

Screenwriter of the Year:
Amour – Michael Haneke
Argo – Chris Terrio
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

Foreign-Language Film of the Year:
Amour
Holy Motors
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Rust and Bone
Tabu

Documentary of the Year:
The Imposter
London: The Modern Babylon
Nostalgia for the Light
The Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man

British Film of the Year:
Berberian Sound Studio
The Imposter
Les Miserables
Sightseers
Skyfall

British Actor of the Year:
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Charlie Creed-Miles, Wild Bill
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Toby Jones, Berberian Sound Studio
Steve Oram, Sightseers

British Actress of the Year:
Emily Blunt, Looper AND Your Sister’s Sister
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel AND Skyfall
Alice Lowe, Sightseers
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer

Young British Performer of the Year:
Samantha Barks, Les Miserables
Fady Elsayed, My Brother the Devil
Tom Holland, The Impossible
Will Poulter, Wild Bill
Jack Reynor, What Richard Did

Breakthrough British Filmmaker:
Ben Drew, Ill Manors
Sally El Hosaini, My Brother the Devil
Dexter Fletcher, Wild Bill
Bart Layton, The Imposter
Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, Sightseers

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16th Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture:
The Master
Runners-Up:Amour & Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Runners-Up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty & Leos Carax, Holy Motors

Best Actor:
Denis Lavant, Holy Motors
Runners-Up: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln & Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress:
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Runners-Up: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty & Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Supporting Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Runners-Up: Javier Bardem, Skyfall & Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress:
Gina Gershon, Killer Joe
Runners-Up: Amy Adams, The Master, Ann Dowd, Compliance & Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Screenplay:
The Master
Runners-Up: Lincoln & Zero Dark Thirty

Best First Feature:
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
Beyond the Black Rainbow – Panos Cosmatos
*TIE*
Runner-Up: The Cabin in the Woods – Drew Goddard

Best Animated Feature:
ParaNorman
Runners-Up: Brave & Frankenweenie

Best Foreign-Language Film:
Amour
Runners-Up: Holy Motors & Tabu

Best Documentary:
Stories We Tell
Runners-Up: The Queen of Versailles & Searching for Sugar Man

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