Dublin critics award Haneke, Phoenix, Riva and…'The Artist?'

Posted by · 9:22 am · December 21st, 2012

If you thought we had escaped the year of “The Artist,” you were wrong. The Dublin Film Critics Circle has chosen Michel Hazanavicius’s Best Picture winner as the year’s best film, as it opened on those shores in 2012. It joins Michael Haneke, Joaquin Phoenix, Emmanuelle Riva and more for top honors this year. Check out the full list below (with curious ties throughout), and as always, keep track of the season via The Circuit.

Best Film
1. “The Artist”
2. “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”/”Amour”
3. “The Turin Horse”/”The Avengers”/”Michael”/”Elena”
4. “The Master”/”Life of Pi”/”The Raid: Redemption”/”Looper”
5. “Rust and Bone”/”The Grey”/”Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Best Director
1. Michael Haneke, “Amour”
2. Ben Affleck, “Argo”
3. William Friedkin, “Killer Joe”
4. Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”
5. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”

Best Actor
1. Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
2. Jean-Louis Trintignant, “Amour”
3. Mads Mikkelsen, “The Hunt”
4. Matthias Schoenaerts, “Rust and Bone”
5. Michael Fassbender, “Shame”/Matthew McConaughey, “Killer Joe”

Best Actress
1. Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
2. Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
3. Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
4. Anna Paquin, “Margaret”
5. Suzanne Clément, “Laurence Anyways”/Nina Hoss, “Barbara”/Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

1. Gareth Evans, “The Raid: Redemption”
2. Jack Reynor, “What Richard Did”
3. Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
4. Ben Drew, “Ill Manors”
5. Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Irish Film
1. “What Richard Did”
2. “Shadow Dancer”
3. “Silence”
4. “Grabbers”
5. “Death of a Superhero”

Best Documentary
1. “Maria Abramovic: The Artist is Present”
2. “The Queen of Versailles”
3. “The Imposter”
4. “Bill Cunningham New York”
5. “Call Me Kuchu”/”Searching for Sugar Man”

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