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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty... We Hardly Knew Ye

Three more critics groups announced their picks for the best in film for 2012 today, and "Zero Dark Thirty" suddenly looks to be taking a huge hit.  Today we heard from The Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association, The Florida Film Critics Circle and The Toronto Film Critics Association, and none of them named "Zero Dark Thirty" as its Best Picture, marking the sixth award in a row the Osama Bin Laden flick has lost.  Early in the awards season, "ZDT" looked to be a lock to garner the bulk of the critics awards, and then hopefully ride that momentum all the way to the Oscar stage, but lately it looks like some of the critics are having second thoughts.  Florida picked "Argo" for Best Picture, Dallas named "Lincoln" and Toronto went for "The Master".  "Lincoln" has been wiping the floor with the competition when it comes to winning the acting awards, but the trophy from Dallas marks the first win for the film as Best Picture.

Also marking their first wins of the season are Denis Lavant for the underground favorite, "Holy Motors", and Gina Gershon for "Killer Joe".  Back from the dead is Rachel Weisz, who won the first award of the season two weeks ago, but since then has been completely ignored.

Best Picture-
Dallas: "Lincoln"
Florida: "Argo"
Toronto: "The Master"

Best Actor-
Dallas: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Florida: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Toronto: Denis Lavant, "Holy Motors"

(denis lavant in "holy motors")

Best Actress-
Dallas: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Florida: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Toronto: Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"

Best Supporting Actor-
Dallas: Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Florida: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Toronto: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"

(gina gershon and thomas haden church in "killer joe")

Best Supporting Actress-
Dallas: Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Florida: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Toronto: Gina Gershon, "Killer Joe"

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