Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2012

The 25th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, honoring the best in film for 2012, were announced on December 17, 2012.[1][2]

25th Chicago Film Critics Association
DateDecember 17, 2012
SiteChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Best FilmZero Dark Thirty
Most awardsZero Dark Thirty (5)
Most nominationsThe Master (10)

Winners and nomineesEdit

The winners and nominees for the 25th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards are as follows:

Kathryn Bigelow, Best Director winner
Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor winner
Jessica Chastain, Best Actress winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Supporting Actor winner
Amy Adams, Best Supporting Actress winner


Best Film Best Director
Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, and Megan Ellison Kathryn BigelowZero Dark Thirty
Best Actor Best Actress
Daniel Day-LewisLincoln as Abraham Lincoln Jessica ChastainZero Dark Thirty as Maya
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master as Lancaster Dodd Amy AdamsThe Master as Peggy Dodd
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Zero Dark ThirtyMark Boal LincolnTony Kushner based in part of the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Best Animated Film Best Foreign Language Film
ParaNormanSam Fell and Chris Butler Amour (Austria) in French – Directed by Michael Haneke
Best Documentary Film Best Original Score
The Invisible WarKirby Dick The MasterJonny Greenwood
Best Production Design Best Editing
Moonrise Kingdom – Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Kris Moran Zero Dark ThirtyWilliam Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor
Best Cinematography
The MasterMihai Mălaimare Jr.
Most Promising Filmmaker Most Promising Performer
Benh ZeitlinBeasts of the Southern Wild Quvenzhané WallisBeasts of the Southern Wild

Awards breakdownEdit

The following films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
10 The Master
8 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty
5 Argo
4 Moonrise Kingdom
3 Les Miserables
2 Amour
Django Unchained
Holy Motors
The Impossible
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silver Linings Playbook

The following films received multiple wins:

Wins Film
5 Zero Dark Thirty
4 The Master
2 Beasts of the Southern Wild


  1. ^ "'Zero Dark Thirty' Tops Chicago Film Critics Awards". IndieWire. December 17, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "The Master and Beasts of the Southern Wild Lead Chicago Film Critics Nominations". AwardsDaily. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.

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