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NY FILM CRITICS 2012 : Best Screenplay

 
The Contenders

Amour

Anna Karenina

Argo

Beasts of the S

Best Exotic Mar

Brave

Django Unchaine

Flight

Frankenweenie

Hitchcock

Hyde Park on Hu

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Looper

Moonrise Kingdo

Not Fade Away

Promised Land

Quartet

Rust and Bone

Seven Psychopat

Silver Linings

Take This Waltz

The Hobbit: An

The Hunger Game

The Impossible

The Master

The Sessions

This is 40

To Rome with Lo

Zero Dark Thirt
Best Screenplay

Since 2000, 10 of the 12 NYFCC Best Screenplay winners went on to at least contend at the Oscars, if not win the Academy Award; the exceptions -- Craig Lucas ("The Secret Lives of Dentists," 2003) and  Jenny Lumet ("Rachel Getting Married," 2008)

Three NYFCC Best Screenplay champs also won Oscars: Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park," 2001), Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor ("Sideways," 2004) and Joel and Ethan Coen ("No Country for Old Men," 2007). 

Seven of the NYFCC Best Screenplay honorees were Oscar nominees: Ken Lonergan ("You Can Count on Me," 2000),  Charlie and Donald Kaufman ("Adaptation," 2002), Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale," 2005), Peter Morgan ("The Queen," 2006),  Jesse ArmstrongSimon BlackwellArmando Iannucci, and Tony Roche ("In the Loop," 2009), Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg ("The Kids Are All Right," 2010) and Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin ("Moneyball," 2011).

Experts’ Rankings
Edward Douglas
Tariq Khan
Guy Lodge
1
Zero Dark Thirty
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
2
Moonrise Kingdom
Lincoln
3
Argo
The Master
Editors’ Rankings
Chris Beachum
Daniel Montgomery
Tom O'Neil
1
The Master
Lincoln
Lincoln
2
Argo
Moonrise Kingdom
Argo
3
Silver Linings Playbook
The Master
Amour
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