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'Holy Motors' Best Film in Indiewire's Year-End Critics Poll; 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Sun Don't Shine,' 'This Is Not a Film' and More Recognized

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 18, 2012 at 12:30PM

Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" has been voted Best Film by the 2012 Indiewire year-end critics' poll. A broad sampling of print and online critics--about 200-- participated, including TOH's Anne Thompson, Indiewire's Eric Kohn, Alison Wilmore and Matt Singer, The New Yorker's Richard Brody and former L.A. Weekly critic Karina Longworth. Full list below.
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"Holy Motors"
"Holy Motors"

Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" has been voted Best Film by the 2012 Indiewire year-end critics' poll. A broad sampling of print and online critics--about 200-- participated, including TOH's Anne Thompson, Indiewire's Eric Kohn, Alison Wilmore and Matt Singer, The New Yorker's Richard Brody and former L.A. Weekly critic Karina Longworth. Full list below.

2012 Indiewire Year-End Critics Poll results:

Best Screenplay: "Lincoln" (Tony Kushner)

Best First Feature: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (Benh Zeitlin)

Best Undistributed Film: "Sun Don't Shine" (Amy Seimetz)

Best Original Score or Soundtrack: "The Master" (Jonny Greenwood)

Best Documentary: "This Is Not a Film" (Jafar Panahi)

Best Film: "Holy Motors" (Leos Carax)

Best Director: "Zero Dark Thirty" (Kathryn Bigelow)

Best Performance: "Holy Motors" (Denis Levant)

Best Supporting Performance: "The Master" (Phillip Seymour Hoffman)

Best Ensemble: "Moonrise Kindgom" (dir. Wes Anderson, cast: Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, Kara Howard, Bob Balaban)

This article is related to: News, Holy Motors , Amour, The Imposter, Sun Don't Shine, Moonrise Kingdom, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, News, Critics' Poll, Reviews, Reviews


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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.