San Francisco Film Critics Circle cites ‘The Master’ as 2012’s Best Film

san_francisco_film_critics_circleSan Francisco Film Critics Circle has named The Master the best film of 2012, along with bestowing Joaquin Phoenix their Best Actor prize. Zero Dark Thirty also did well, winning prizes for Kathryn Bigelow in director and Mark Boal in screenplay. I have to say, as a San Francisco native, I was pleased to see the hometown critics pick ParaNorman as the Best Animated Feature. Check out the rest of the winners after the jump!

Best Picture: The Master
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Foreign Film: Amour
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Best Original Screenplay: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Adapted Screenplay: Lincoln
Best Film Editing: Argo
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Production Design: Moonrise Kingdom
Best Animated Feature: ParaNorman
Best Documentary: The Waiting Room