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“Lincoln” Leads Houston Film Critics Awards Nominations


Best Picture

  • “Argo”
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • “Cloud Atlas”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “The Master”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck, “Argo”
  • Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
  • Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
  • Tom Hooper, “Les Miserables”
  • Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actor

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
  • John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
  • Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
  • Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
  • Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin, “Argo”
  • Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
  • Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
  • Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, “The Master”
  • Judi Dench, “Skyfall”
  • Sally Field, “Lincoln”
  • Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
  • Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Best Screenplay

  • “Argo”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Looper”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Cinematography

  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “The Master”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Skyfall”

Best Original Score

  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • “Cloud Atlas”
  • “Hitchcock”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “The Master”
  • “Skyfall”

Best Original Song

  • “Skyfall,” “Skyfall”
  • “Suddenly,” “Les Miserables”
  • “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” “The Hobbit”
  • “Learn Me Right,” “Brave”
  • “Touch the Sky,” “Brave”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “Amour”
  • “The Intouchables”
  • “Holy Motors”
  • “A Royal Affair”
  • “Rust and Bone”

Best Animated Film

  • “Brave”
  • “Frankenweenie”
  • “ParaNorman”
  • “Rise of the Guardians”
  • “Wreck-It Ralph”

Worst Film of 2012

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Battleship”
  • “Prometheus”
  • “That’s My Boy”
  • “The Three Stooges”

Houston Film Critics Like “The Descendants”, “Drive”

Best Picture: The Descendants

Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Actor: Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, Drive

Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Foxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

Best Song: “Life’s a Happy Song,” from The Muppets, music & lyrics by Bret McKenzie

Best Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best Foreign Film: I Saw the Devil

Best Documentary: Project Nim

Best Animated: Rango

Worst Film of the Year: Your Highness