The 6th Annual Houston Film Critics Society Awards celebrating the best films of 2012 took place yesterday, January 5th at the Museum of Fine Arts at 4:00pm. The turn out wasn't nearly as good as it was last year thanks to rainy weather, terrible traffic, and a football game that started right around the time the ceremony did, but on the bright side there were far less glitches this year than there have been previous years. The montages were as fantastic as always and the clips looked better than they have any other year in both quality and in presentation. While the show still had its fair share of glitches and last minute changes, the overall quality of the show seems to be improving every year little by little.
Concerning the awards, "Lincoln" was the big winner of the evening with three awards, "Skyfall" earned two, and so did "Argo" which walked away with a Best Director award for Ben Affleck and Best Picture. It was also great to see "Holy Motors" win Best Foreign Film.
Here's the complete list of winners:
- Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
- Lifetime Achievement - Robert Duvall
- Best Supporting Actor - Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
- Technical Achievement - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
- Outstanding Contribution to Cinema - Jeff Millar
- Best Score - Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, and Tom Tykwer, "Cloud Atlas"
- Best Song - "Skyfall" from "Skyfall," music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth
- Worst Picture - "That's My Boy"
- Humanitarian of the Year - Adam Yauch
- Best Animated Film - "Wreck-It Ralph"
- Texas Independent Film Award - "Bernie"
- Best Documentary - "The Imposter"
- Best Foreign Film - "Holy Motors"
- Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins, "Skyfall"
- Best Screenplay - Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"
- Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
- Best Actress - Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Best Director - Ben Affleck, "Argo"
- Best Picture - "Argo"