The second-oldest critics group in the country (behind the NYFCC), the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, has announced its slate of 2012 winners. "The Master" took Best Picture while "Life of Pi" helmer Ang Lee won Best Director.  Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence won top acting honors for "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook," respectively. Check out the full set of winners below and remember to keep track of the season at The Circuit.

Best Picture
"The Master"

Best Director
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Screenplay
"The Master"

Best Animated Film

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Documentary
"The Imposter"

Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film
"The Cabin in the Woods"

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.