Fourteen critics groups have announced their picks for the best in film in 2012, and although these wins are not guarantees of an Oscar nomination or win, they sure as hell don't hurt. Here's where the potential Oscar race stands so far.
Zero Dark Thirty (8 wins); Silver Linings Playbook (2 wins); Amour, Argo, Life of Pi, The Master (1 win)
Daniel Day-Lewis (9); Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix (2); Denzel Washington (1)
Jessica Chastain, Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence (4); Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Emayatzi Corinealdi (1)
Best Supporting Actor-
Tommy Lee Jones (4); Philip Seymour Hoffman (2); Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo Di Caprio, Robert De Niro, Nate Parker, Ezra Miller, Dwight Henry, Christoph Waltz, Javier Bardem (1)
Best Supporting Actress-
Anne Hathaway (6); Sally Field (3); Amy Adams (2); Emma Watson, Helen Hunt, Ann Dowd (1)
The race which looks to be the most wide open is that for Best Supporting Actor, in which ten different actors have shared the fourteen trophies awarded so far.