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

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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