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Melancholia Wins Top at 2012 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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Lars von Trier’s sci-fi drama ‘Melancholia’ wins top award at 2012 National Society of Film Critics Awards Winners, as the 46th annual awards voting meeting it was held at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City.

The National Society of Film Critics consists of Fifty-eight members from big newspapers in LA, NY, Chicago, Boston and other U.S. cities. They include Time, The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Village Voice and The Boston Phoenix among others.

“Melancholia” has marked its first major Northern America (U.S.) award by grabbing the top prize of Best Picture. Its lead actress, Kirsten Dunst, was also honor the Best Actress at the award show. As for the Best Actor, Brad Pitt grabbed the prize through his roles in both “The Tree of Life” and “Moneyball.”

The 2012 National Society of Film Critics Awards Winners full list below that includes runners-up and point scores.

BEST PICTURE

1. Melancholia – 29 (Lars von Trier) – Winner

2. The Tree of Life – 28 (Terrence Malick)

3.  A Separation – 20 (Asghar Farhadi)

BEST DIRECTOR

1. Terrence Malick – 31 (The Tree of Life) – Winner

2. Martin Scorsese – 29 (Hugo)

3. Lars von Trier – 23 (Melancholia)

BEST ACTOR

1. Brad Pitt – 35 (Moneyball, The Tree of Life) – Winner

2. Gary Oldman – 22 (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

3. Jean Dujardin – 19 (The Artist)

BEST ACTRESS

1. Kirsten Dunst – 39 (Melancholia) – Winner

2. Yun Jung-hee – 25 (Poetry)

3. Meryl Streep – 20 (The Iron Lady)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1.  Albert Brooks – 38 (Drive) – Winner

2. Christopher Plummer – 24 (Beginners)

3. Patton Oswalt – 19 (Young Adult)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Jessica Chastain – 30 (The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, The Help) – Winner

2. Jeannie Berlin – 19 (Margaret)

3. Shailene Woodley – 17 (The Descendants)

BEST NONFICTION

1. Cave of Forgotten Dreams – 35 (Werner Herzog) – Winner

2. The Interrupters – 26 (Steve James)

3. Into the Abyss – 18 (Werner Herzog)

BEST SCREENPLAY

1. A Separation – 39  (Asghar Farhadi) – Winner

2. Moneyball – 22 (Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin)

3. Midnight in Paris – 16 (Woody Allen)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

1. A Separation – 67 (Asghar Farhadi) – Winner

2. Mysteries of Lisbon – 28 (Raoul Ruiz)

3. Le Havre – 22 (Aki Kaurismäki)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. The Tree of Life – 76 (Emanuel Lubezki) – Winner

2. Melancholia – 41 (Manuel Alberto Claro)

3.  Hugo – 33 (Robert Richardson)

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