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Critics Awards: Texas Loves Lincoln & The Master, Austin & Dallas/Ft. Worth Critics Winners

Two Texas film critics announced their winners today. Lincoln, despite being one of the frontrunners for Best Picture, has never won a Best Picture award from any group. Dallas/Ft. Worth Film Critics changed that today by giving it their top honor. Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones & Sally Field were also their picks in their respective acting categories. Despite how much they loved the film, Spielberg only came in 2nd in the Director category. Kathryn Bigelow picked up the win there.

The Austin Film Critics Association took a different path. They award critical favorite Zero Dark Thirty their Best Picture award. But they broke from the pack a little bit and gave The Master wins for Director & Actor. Phoenix’s win stops Daniel Day-Lewis’ almost unbeatable reign of Best Actor wins. Christoph Waltz also got some much needed support from the critics and won Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Here are the full list of winners for both groups.

19th Annual Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture:
2. Argo
3. Zero Dark Thirty
4. Life of Pi
5. Les Miserables
6. Moonrise Kingdom
7. Silver Linings Playbook
8. Skyfall
9. The Master
10. Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
2. Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
3. Ben Affleck, Argo
4. Ang Lee, Life of Pi
5. Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
2. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
3. John Hawkes, The Sessions
4. Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
5. Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
2. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
3. Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
4. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
5. Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild *tie for 5th*
5. Naomi Watts, The Impossible *tie for 5th*

Best Supporting Actor:
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
3. Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
4. Alan Arkin, Argo
5. Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln
2. Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
3. Amy Adams, The Master
4. Helen Hunt, The Sessions
5. Ann Dowd, Compliance

Best Screenplay:
Zero Dark Thirty
Runner-Up: Django Unchained

Best Foreign-Language Film:
2. A Royal Affair
3. The Intouchables
4. Holy Motors
5. The Kid with a Bike

Best Documentary Feature:
Searching for Sugar Man
2. Bully
3. How to Survive a Plague
4. West of Memphis
5. The Invisible War

Best Animated Film:
Runner-Up: Frankenweenie & The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Best Cinematography:
Life of Pi
Runner-Up: Skyfall

Best Musical Score:

Russell Smith Award:
*Given Annually to the Best Low-Budget or Cutting-Edge Independent Film*
Beasts of the Southern Wild


8th Annual Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film:
Zero Dark Thirty

Top 10 Films of the Year:
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

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 Miserables

Best Original Screenplay:

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Best Cinematography:
The Master

Best Score:
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 – Benh Zeitlin

Breakthrough Artist:
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Austin Film:

Special Honorary Award:
Matthew McConaughey for his body of work: Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike & The Paperboy