This is the first time we've concurred with the National Society of Film Critics since There Will Be Blood in 2007. From 1995–2000 our choices were identical four times (Breaking the Waves, Out of Sight, Being John Malkovich, Yi Yi), but only twice since.
Skandie history: #5, Kundun (1997); #3, Gangs of New York (2002); #8, The Aviator (2004); #1, The Departed (2006); #6, Shutter Island (2010); #12, Hugo (2011). He joins Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Quentin Tarantino, and Terrence Malick among the two-time Skandie winners for Best Director.
Skandie history: None
Skandie history: #9, The Aviator (2004); #2, The Departed (2006); #8, Shutter Island (2010); #8s, Django Unchained (2012).
Skandie history: #13s, Pineapple Express (2008); #15s, Milk (2008); #3, 127 Hours (2010).
Skandie history: #5s, The Horse Whisperer (1998); #1s, Ghost World (2001); #2, Lost in Translation (2003); #15, Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003); #6s, Match Point (2005). She becomes only the second actress to twice win the Skandies, along with Julianne Moore. And, of course, the first actor of either gender to win for a performance in which (s)he never actually appears onscreen.
Skandie history (Linklater only): #9, A Scanner Darkly (2006); #19, Bernie (2012) [with Skip Hollandsworth].
Skandie history (all three): #2, Before Sunset (2004).
Best Scene: When life gives you Lemmons, The Wolf of Wall Street (283/26).
Complete results available here. Thanks to all voters, and especially to Mark Pittillo for programming the automated ballot and maintaining the website. The big post-mortem will be up sometime over the weekend.