Runner-up: "The Master"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Runner-up: Denis Lavant, "Holy Motors"
-Joaquin Phoenix was snubbed for some previous movies and he has the brightest chance to win the Best Actor this year provided the AMPAS forgets his silly comments.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook" and Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour" (tie)
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
(Runner-up: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained")
- Congratulations to Dwight Henry but seeing Christolph Waltz getting nominated for Django Unchained over Leonardo DiCaprio does worry me a bit.
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, "The Master"(Runner-up: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables")
- First win for Adams from the critics circle.She needs more wins if she wants her Oscar buzz alive.
Paul Thomas Anderson,
"The Master"Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Chris Terrio, "Argo"(Runner-up: David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook")
Roger Deakins, "Skyfall"(Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr., "The Master")
Best Documentary/Non-fiction Film
(Runner-up: "Searching For Sugar Man")
Best Foreign-Language Film
Holy Motors"(Runner-up: "Footnote")
Best Animated Film
(Runner-up: "It's Such a Beautiful Day")
Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
(Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, "The Master")
Best Production Design
David Crank and Jack Fisk, "The Master."
(Runner-up: Adam Stockhausen, "Moonrise Kingdom")
Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video: