1972 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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7th NSFC Awards

December 29, 1972


Best Film:
The Discreet Charm
of the Bourgeoisie

The 7th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 29 December 1972, honored the best filmmaking of 1972.[1][2][3]

The member critics voting were Hollis Alpert of World, Gary Arnold of The Washington Post, Vincent Canby of The New York Times, Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times, Jay Cocks of Time, Judith Crist of New York, David Denby of The Atlantic, Bernard Drew of the Gannett News Service, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, Joseph Gelmis of Newsday, Penelope Gilliatt of The New Yorker, Roger Greenspun of The New York Times, Molly Haskell of The Village Voice, Pauline Kael of The New Yorker, Michael Korda of Glamour, Arthur Knight of Saturday Review, Thomas Meehan of Saturday Review, William S. Pechter of Commentary, Andrew Sarris of The Village Voice, Richard Schickel of Life, Bruce Williamson of Playboy, and Paul D. Zimmerman of Newsweek.[4]

Winners

Best Picture

2. The Godfather (28 points)
3. Cries and Whispers (25 points)
4. The Emigrants (13 points)
5. The Sorrow and the Pity (9 points)

Best Director

2. Francis Ford CoppolaThe Godfather (25 points)
3. Ingmar BergmanCries and Whispers (24 points)
4. Jan TroellThe Emigrants (9 points)

Best Actor

2. Marlon BrandoThe Godfather (21 points)
3. Peter O'TooleThe Ruling Class (13 points)
4. Alec McCowenTravels with My Aunt (9 points)

Best Actress

2. Harriet AnderssonCries and Whispers (23 points)
3. Bulle OgierLa Salamandre and L'amour fou (20 points)
4. Janet SuzmanA Day in the Death of Joe Egg (16 points)
5. Liza MinnelliCabaret (9 points)

Best Supporting Actor (tie)

3. Robert DuvallThe Godfather (14 points)
4. Barry FosterFrenzy (13 points)

Best Supporting Actress

2. Ida LupinoJunior Bonner (11 points)
2. Susan TyrrellFat City (11 points)
4. Cybill ShepherdThe Heartbreak Kid (10 points)
5. Harriet AnderssonCries and Whispers (9 points)

Best Screenplay

2. Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude CarrièreThe Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (20 points)
3. John Berger and Alain TannerLa Salamandre (11 points)
4. Jan Troell and Bengt ForslundThe Emigrants (9 points)
4. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario PuzoThe Godfather (9 points)

Best Cinematography

2. Vilmos ZsigmondImages (25 points)
3. Gordon WillisThe Godfather (22 points)
4. Geoffrey UnsworthCabaret (11 points)

Special Awards

  • Mon Oncle Antoine, "a film released in 1972 which, although not sufficiently recognized by public attendance, has nevertheless been an outstanding cinematic achievement."
  • Ivan Passer, "a person working in cinema whose contribution to film art has not yet received due public recognition."
  • Robert Kaylor [1], "a person working in cinema whose contribution to film art has not yet received due public recognition."

References

  1. ^ Weiler, A. H. (29 December 1972). "Movie by Bunuel voted best of '72". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "'The Discreet Charm' said best picture by film critics". Eugene Register-Guard. 29 December 1972. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Critics vote Bunuel, film best of year". Los Angeles Times. 30 December 1972. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Denby, David, ed. (1973). Film 72/73: An Anthology by the National Society of Film Critics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 

External links

  • Past Awards
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