The Dallas-Fort Worth film critics association, of which we are proud members, has voted Steve Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln as the best film of 2012, according to the results of its 19th annual critics' poll released today.

Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows:

2) Argo

3) Zero Dark Thirty

4) Life of Pi

5) Les Misérables

6) Moonrise Kingdom

7) Silver Linings Playbook

8) Skyfall

9) The Master

10) Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor
Argo - Movie ReviewFor Best Actor, the association named:

1) Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

2) Joaquin Phoenix for The Master

3) John Hawkes for The Sessions

4) High Jackman for Les Misérables

5) Denzel Washington for Flight

Best Actress

Sero Dark Thirty1) Jessica Chastain was voted Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty. Next in the voting were:

2) Helen Mirren for Hitchcock

3) Emmanuelle Riva for Amour

4 tie) Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Naomi Watts for The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Lincoln - Movie Review1) In the Best Supporting Actor category, the winner was Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln. He was followed by:

2) Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master

3) Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

4) Alan Arkin for Argo

5) Robert DeNiro for Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actress

Lincoln - Movie Review1) For Best Supporting Actress, the association named Sally Fields for Lincoln. Runners-up included:

2) Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables

3) Amy Adams for The Master

4) Helen Hunt for The Sessions

5) Ann Dowd for Compliance

Best Director

Sero Dark Thirty1) Kathryn Bigelow was voted Best Director for ZERO DARK THIRTY. Next in the voting were:

2) Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

3) Ben Affleck for Argo

4) Ang Lee for Life of Pi

5) Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour1) The association voted Amour as the best foreign-language film of the year. Runners-up were:

2) A Royal Affair

3) The Intouchables

4) Holy Motors

5) The Kid With a Bike

Best Documentary

Searching for Sugar Man1) SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN won for Best Documentary over

2) Bully

3) How to Survive a Plague

4) West of Memphis

5) The Invisible War

Best Animated Film

Paranorman1) Paranorman was named the best animated film of 2012, with

2) Frankenweenie

3) The Pirates: Band of Misfits

Best Screenplay

Sero Dark Thirty1) Mark Boal won the Best Screenplay award for ZERO DARK THIRTY over

2) Quentin Tarantino for DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Best Cinematography

Life of Pi1) The award for Best Cinematography went to Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi followed by

2) Roger Deakins for Skyfall

Best Musical Score

Lincoln - Movie Review1) The association gave its inaugural award for Best Musical Score to John Williams for Lincoln

Russell Smith Award

Beasts of the SOuthern Wild1) The association voted Beasts of the Southern Wild as the winner of the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 30 broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout North Texas. For more information, visit