'Life of Pi' tops with Las Vegas Film Critics

'Looper' picks up another screenplay award.

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The Las Vegas Film Critics Society announced their picks yesterday, and clearly liked "Life of Pi" a lot more than most of their peers thus far: Ang Lee's effects-heavy spectacular took six awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and a Youth In Film citation for Suraj Sharma. They're the first group to celebrate the film, though they went a little more by-the-book for their acting picks. Further down, I'm liking the "Prometheus" call for Production Design. Check out the full list of winners after the jump, and catch up with the season thus far at The Circuit.  

Best Picture: "Life of Pi"

Best Director: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"

Best Screenplay: Rian Johnson, "Looper"

Best Foreign Language Film: "Amour"

Best Documentary: "Bully"

Best Animated Film: "ParaNorman"

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, "Life of Pi"

Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"

Best Production Design: Arthur Max, "Prometheus"

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, "Anna Karenina"

Best Visual Effects: "Life of Pi"

Best Original Song: Adele and Paul Epworth, "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"

Breakout Filmmaker Award: Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Youth in Film Award: Suraj Sharma, "Life of Pi"

Lifetime Achievement Award: Alan Arkin

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2012

1. "Life of Pi"
2. "Zero Dark Thirty"
3. "Argo"
4. "Silver Linings Playbook"
5. "Lincoln"
6. "Moonrise Kingdom"
7. "The Impossible"
8. "Les Misérables"
9. "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
10. "The Master"

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Guy Lodge is a South African-born critic and sometime screenwriter. In addition to his work at In Contention, he is a freelance contributor to Variety, Time Out, Empire and The Guardian. He lives well beyond his means in London.
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