The 10 Best Films of 2012

Critics for Seattle Weekly and the Village Voice have submitted their votes in this year's film poll. Here are the results.

Best Film

1. The Master (333 points; 46 mentions)

2. Zero Dark Thirty (296 points; 43 mentions)

3. Holy Motors (295 points; 46 mentions)

4. Moonrise Kingdom (233 points; 38 mentions)

5. This Is Not a Film (186 points; 28 mentions)

6. Amour (168 points; 28 mentions)

7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (151 points; 23 mentions)

8. The Turin Horse (127 points; 17 mentions)

9. Lincoln (121 points; 19 mentions)

10. Tabu (115 points; 15 mentions)

Best Actress

1. Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea (72 points; 30 mentions)

2. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (59 points; 31 mentions)

3. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (49 points; 22 mentions)

4. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (37 points; 12 mentions)

5. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild (26 points; 12 mentions)

Best Actor

1. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (106 points; 46 mentions)

2. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors (90 points; 40 mentions)

3. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (63 points; 36 mentions)

4. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour (30 points; 14 mentions)

5. Jack Black, Bernie (24 points; 14 mentions)

Best Supporting Actress

1. Amy Adams, The Master (51 points; 26 mentions)

2. Ann Dowd, Compliance (34 points; 15 mentions)

3. Sally Field, Lincoln (32 points; 15 mentions)

4. Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables (25 points; 12 mentions)

5. Shirley MacLaine, Bernie (22 points; 11 mentions)

Best Supporting Actor

1. Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike (59 points; 26 mentions)

2. Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln (38 points; 18 mentions)

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master (32 points; 14 mentions)

4. Jason Clarke, Zero Dark Thirty (18 points; 11 mentions)

5. Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe (18 points; 6 mentions)

Best Undistributed Film

Everybody in Our Family 

Best Documentary

This Is Not a Film

Best First Feature

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Feature

ParaNorman

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Best Screenplay

Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Breakthrough

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild 

Worst Film

Cloud Atlas

(For complete results, an explanation of methodology, and to see which critic awarded Best Supporting Actress to Tyler Perry, visit villagevoice.com/filmpoll)

 
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