The Los Angeles Film Critics Association departed from other film critics groups in their award voting today by naming Amour, a little-known French film best picture. The New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review both chose the thriller Zero Dark Thirty as best pic last week. The Boston Society of Film Critics and the NY Online Film Critics also voted today. More details later. Here is how we stand so far.
Picture: Amour (LAFCA); Zero Dark Thirty (NBR, NYFCC)
Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook (NBR); Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (NYFCC); Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (LAFCA)
Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (NBR); Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (LAFCA-tie); Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (LAFCA-tie); Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea (NYFCC)
Supp. Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained (NBR); Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild (LAFCA); Matthew Maconaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike (NYFCC)
Supp. Actress: Amy Adams, The Master (LAFCA); Ann Dowd, Compliance (NBR); Sally Field, Lincoln (NYFCC)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master (LAFCA); Katheryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (NBR, NYFCC)
LAFCA=Los Angeles Film Critics Assoc.; NBR=National Board of Review; NYFCC=New York Film Critics Circle