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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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The Impossible, Watts
Watts in 'The Impossible'

Best Director

Ben Affleck, “Argo”

J.A. Bayona, “The Impossible”

David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Sarah Polley, “Take This Waltz”

Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

John Hawkes, “The Sessions”

Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Greta Gerwig, “Damsels in Distress”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Michelle Williams, “Take This Waltz”

Best Supporting Actor

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”

Ewan McGregor, “The Impossible”

Ezra Miller, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, “The Master”

Ann Dowd, “Compliance”

Sally Field, “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Best Screenplay

“The Cabin in the Woods”

“Lincoln”

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

“Take This Waltz”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Ensemble

“Argo”

“The Avengers”

“Lincoln”

“Moonrise Kingdom”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

Breakthrough Performance

Stephen Chbosky, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Zoe Kazan, “Ruby Sparks”

Rebel Wilson, “Pitch Perfect”

Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Craig Zobel, “Compliance”

Best Documentary

“The House I Live In”

“The Imposter”

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

“The Queen of Versailles”

“Searching for Sugar Man”

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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.