Argo is Online Film Critics Society’s best film of 2012

The thriller, which also features John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin, was named Best Picture, while Chris Terrio picked up the Best Screenplay prize.

The Master was also a big winner among online critics – Paul Thomas Anderson picked up a trophy for Best Director, while Philip Seymour Hoffman was feted in the supporting actor category. Both are expected to be among the names read out when the Oscar nominations are announced on Thursday (10Jan13).

Others receiving accolades included Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor for Lincoln), Jessica Chastain (Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty), Anne Hathaway (Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables), and Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Best Original Screenplay for Moonrise Kingdom).

ParaNorman was named Best Animated Feature and Cloud Atlas and Skyfall also landed top technical prizes for editing and cinematography, respectively.

The results were announced on Monday (07Jan13).