Awards season

Oscar-worthy Lincoln wins over the North Texas Film Critics Association with four top awards

Oscar-worthy Lincoln wins over the North Texas Film Critics Association with four top awards

Lincoln movie
Daniel Day-Lewis makes for an uncanny Abraham Lincoln. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Pictures
Les Miserables movie
Anne Hathaway took home the North Texas Film Critic Association's award for best supporting actress for her role in Les Miserables Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
Houston Cinema Arts Festival, October 2012, Silver Linings Playbook, movie poster
Jennifer Lawrence was named best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook Photo courtesy of Silver Linings Playbook
Lincoln movie
Les Miserables movie
Houston Cinema Arts Festival, October 2012, Silver Linings Playbook, movie poster

With Oscar nominations on Thursday and the Golden Globe Awards taking place on Sunday, chatter about the best movies and performances from 2012 is at an all-time high. Keeping in that spirit, the North Texas Film Critics Association, of which yours truly is a member, has handed out its annual awards. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln was the clear favorite.

Out of the 10 awards named, Lincoln won four, including Best Picture, Best Director for Spielberg, Best Actor for the dazzling Daniel Day-Lewis, and Best Supporting Actor for the often under-appreciated Tommy Lee Jones. No other film won more than one award.

Below is the full list of 2012 awards:

BEST PICTURE: Lincoln
 
DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg — Lincoln
    
BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis — Lincoln
    
BEST ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence — Silver Linings Playbook
  
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Tommy Lee Jones — Lincoln
                            
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway — Les Misérables 
                          
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FILM: Life of Pi — Claudio Miranda

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Wreck-It Ralph
        
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: Bully

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Les Intouchables