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Detroit Film Critics Mix It Up with Best Picture & Director Nominations for Polley's 'Take This Waltz' & Bayona's 'The Impossible'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 11, 2012 at 1:47PM

The Detroit Film Critics have announced their nominations, with many usuals getting recognition ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Silver Linings Playbook") and a few interesting indie pushes -- Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" and J.A. Bayona's "The Impossible" both nabbed Best Picture and Best Director noms. Lead actresses Michelle Williams and Naomie Watts also received nominations, as did Greta Gerwig for Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress." Full list below.
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Luke Kirby and Michelle Williams in 'Take This Waltz'
Luke Kirby and Michelle Williams in 'Take This Waltz'

The Detroit Film Critics have announced their nominations, with many usuals getting recognition ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Silver Linings Playbook") and a few interesting indie pushes -- Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" and J.A. Bayona's "The Impossible" both nabbed Best Picture and Best Director noms. Lead actresses Michelle Williams and Naomie Watts also received nominations, as did Greta Gerwig for Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress." Full list below.

Check out our TOH! roundup of critics' circle winners here.

Best Picture

“Argo”

“The Impossible”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Take This Waltz”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

This article is related to: Awards, Take This Waltz, The Impossible, Damsels in Distress


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.