Denver Film Critics Pick 'Argo' as Year's Best Picture

Director Ben Affleck's "Argo," the true story of six Americans who escape from Iran courtesy of a science fiction film scam, is the Denver Film Critics Society's selection for 2012's best film.

Affleck also earned honors for best direction in a film, a strong indicator "Argo" will be featured prominently when the Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday.

Best acting honors went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his stunning transformation into the 16th president in "Lincoln" and Jennifer Lawrence for her mature, exhilarating turn in "Silver Linings Playbook" 

The complete list of DFCS winners:

  • Best Film: "Argo"
  • Best Achievement in Directing: Ben Affleck, "Argo"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
  • Best Animated Feature: "ParaNorman"
  • Best Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Documentary Feature: "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
  • Best Original Song: "Skyfall," Adele ("Skyfall")
  • Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer, "The Dark Knight Rises"
  • Best Non-English Language Feature: "Amour"

The Denver Film Critics Society, featuring movie critics from the greater Denver region, selected "The Tree of Life" as 2011's Best Film.

(Note: Christian Toto, assistant editor at Big Hollywood, is co-chair of DFCS)

  • Best Film - "Argo"
  • Best Achievement in Directing - Ben Affleck, "Argo"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male - Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female - Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male - Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female - Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
  • Best Animated Feature - "ParaNorman"
  • Best Original Screenplay - Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
  • Best Adapted Screenplay - David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Documentary Feature - "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
  • Best Original Song "Skyfall," Adele, "Skyfall"
  • Best Original Score - Hans Zimmer, "The Dark Knight Rises"
  • Best Non-English Language Feature - "Amour"
  • Best Film - "Argo"
  • Best Achievement in Directing - Ben Affleck, "Argo"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male - Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female - Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male - Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female - Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
  • Best Animated Feature - "ParaNorman"
  • Best Original Screenplay - Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
  • Best Adapted Screenplay - David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Documentary Feature - "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
  • Best Original Song "Skyfall," Adele, "Skyfall"
  • Best Original Score - Hans Zimmer, "The Dark Knight Rises"
  • Best Non-English Language Feature - "Amour"
  • Best Film - "Argo"
  • Best Achievement in Directing - Ben Affleck, "Argo"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male - Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female - Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male - Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female - Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
  • Best Animated Feature - "ParaNorman"
  • Best Original Screenplay - Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
  • Best Adapted Screenplay - David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Best Documentary Feature - "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
  • Best Original Song "Skyfall," Adele, "Skyfall"
  • Best Original Score - Hans Zimmer, "The Dark Knight Rises"
  • Best Non-English Language Feature - "Amour"

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