Another critics group has spoken this morning, and today it's the critics from our nation's capitol. The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association, (WAFCA), announced their picks for the year's best in film, and just like our country's political mood, the D.C. critics went with safe, mainstream choices.
D.C. named "Zero Dark Thirty" the best film of the year and picked Daniel Day-Lewis as the best actor for "Lincoln". Yesterday, the critics in Los Angeles was the first critics group to name a movie other than "Zero Dark Thirty" as the best of the year, but D.C. has righted the mainstream ship and given the Osama Bin Laden movie it's sixth (out of seven) win. Day-Lewis' D.C. trophy was his fifth (out of seven) win.
D.C. went for Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty", for Best Actress, Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables", for Best Supporting Actress, and in his first win of the year, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Best Supporting Actor for "The Master".
Remember how, way back on December 3, when the New York Film Critics Circle named shirtless wonder Matthew McConaughey as Best Supporting Actor for "Magic Mike", and entertainment writers across the country giddily flogged their privates over the possibility of the Texas man-child winning an Oscar? Now that seems like years ago. Ah, those were the days.