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North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Criticwire By Matt Singer | Criticwire January 16, 2013 at 10:01AM

The critics of the Tar Heel State also liked "Holy Motors," "Wreck-It Ralph," and "Searching For Sugar Man."
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"Silver Linings Playbook."
"Silver Linings Playbook."

This is the twenty-sixth regional critics group's awards we've covered so far this season on Criticwire. And for just the second time, "Silver Linings Playbook" has earned Best Picture honors -- this time from the seventeen members of the North Carolina Film Critics Association. David O. Russell's romantic comedy also took home the NCFCA's Best Actress Award for co-star Jennifer Lawrence. 

The critics of the Tar Heel State also honored "Searching For Sugar Man," "Wreck-It Ralph," and "Holy Motors" as the Best Documentary, Animated Film, and Foreign Language Film of the year, respectively. They also handed out a "Tar Heel Award" which is bestowed on a film with "a strong connection to North Carolina." This year's winner was "The Hunger Games" because, according to the press release, "the production of this blockbuster film brought an estimated $60 million into the local economy and created over 3,000 local crew positions. Its numerous scenic outdoor locations also led to a spike in state tourism following its release." Why am I not surprised there are already "Hunger Games" tours?

Here's the NCFCA's full list of winners:

Best Narrative Film: "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Documentary Film: "Searching For Sugar Man"
Best Animated Film: "Wreck-It Ralph"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Holy Motors"
Best Director: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, "Looper"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"
Tar Heel Award: "The Hunger Games"

You can find all of 2012's critics awards so far below. So far "Zero Dark Thirty" is still the most popular pick, with eleven Best Picture awards.

Other 2012 Critics Awards (Best Film Pick in Parenthesis)
-New York Film Critics Circle ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Boston Online Film Critics Association ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Los Angeles Film Critics Association ("Amour")
-Boston Society of Film Critics ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-New York Film Critics Online ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Las Vegas Film Critics Society ("Life of Pi")
-San Diego Film Critics Society ("Argo")
-Toronto Film Critics Association ("The Master")
-Chicago Film Critics Association ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Detroit Film Critics Society ("Silver Linings Playbook")
-Kansas City Film Critics Circle ("The Master")
-San Francisco Film Critics Circle ("The Master")
-Southeastern Film Critics Association ("Argo")
-Austin Film Critics Association ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Florida Film Critics Circle ("Argo")
-African-American Film Critics Association ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Black Film Critics Circle ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-National Society of Film Critics ("Amour")
-Online Film Critics Society ("Argo")
-The Alliance of Women Film Journalists ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Vancouver Film Critics Circle ("Zero Dark Thirty")
-Broadcast Film Critics Association ("Argo")
-Iowa Film Critics Association ("Lincoln")
-Hollywood Foreign Press Association ("Argo"/"Les Miserables")

This article is related to: Silver Linings Playbook, 2012 Critics Polls


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