Argo Voted Best Film of 2012 by San Diego Critics

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Argo Poster

By Kevin Finnerty

Ben Affleck’s suspense thriller Argo which recreates the events surrounding a CIA ‘exfiltration’ expert’s attempts to rescue six Americans following the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Iran was the big winner as voted by the San Diego Film Critics Society – which I am a member of. Argo beat out the competition to be named Best Film and Affleck Best Director. The film also won for Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
 
Here’s a complete list of the winners:
 
BEST FILM – ARGO
BEST DIRECTOR – Ben Affleck, ARGO
BEST ACTRESS – Michelle Williams, TAKE THIS WALTZ
BEST ACTOR – Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Emma Watson, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Christoph Waltz, DJANGO UNCHAINED
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Paul Thomas Anderson, THE MASTER
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Chris Terrio, ARGO
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – THE KID WITH A BIKE
BEST DOCUMENTARY – THE INVISIBLE WAR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Claudio Miranda, LIFE OF PI
BEST ANIMATED FILM – PARANORMAN
BEST EDITING – William Goldenberg, ARGO
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Hugh Bateup and Uli Hanisch, CLOUD ATLAS
BEST SCORE – Jonny Greenwood, THE MASTER
BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE – THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
BEST BODY OF WORK FOR 2012 – Greig Fraser (cinematographer: ZERO DARK THIRTY, KILLING THEM SOFTLY, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN)

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