2012 FFCC Award Winners
December 18, 2012: Ben Affleck’s Argo was the overwhelming winner of the Florida Film Critics Circle’s (FFCC) annual awards, taking home prizes for Best Picture, Best Director for Affleck and Adapted Screenplay for Chris Terrio.
Argo was the only film to win more than one award. Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for Lincoln (he previously won for Gangs of New York and There Will Be Blood), while Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was previously recognized by the group for his work in Capote, won Supporting Actor for his performance as a charismatic cult leader in The Master.
Jessica Chastain won Best Actress for Kathryn Bigelow’s hunt-for-Bin Laden drama Zero Dark Thirty, and Anne Hathaway won Supporting Actress for her emotional portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables.
Roger Deakins had previously won the FFCC’s Cinematography honor for The Man Who Wasn’t There in 2001, and he won again this year for Skyfall. And in a mild upset, Rian Johnson won Original Screenplay for Looper.
In other awards, The Intouchables won a close race over Amour for Foreign Language Film, Frankenweenie took Animated Film and The Queen of Versailles was hailed as the best Documentary. The FFCC also honored the Art Direction/Production Design team from Anna Karenina and the Visual Effects unit from Life Of Pi.
And for a performance that generated Oscar buzz when Beasts of the Southern Wild was released over the summer, eight year-old Quvenzhané Wallis won the Pauline Kael Breakout Award.
Full List of Winners
Ben Affleck – Argo
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Best Supporting Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Best Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Chris Terrio – Argo
Best Original Screenplay:
Rian Johnson – Looper
Roger Deakins – Skyfall
Best Visual Effects:
Life of Pi
Best Art Direction/Production Design:
Thomas Brown and Sarah Greenwood – Anna Karenina
Best Foreign Language Film:
The Intouchables – France
Best Animated Film:
The Queen of Versailles
Pauline Kael Breakout Award:
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild