Best Screenplay, 2012

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1. Moonrise Kingdom (written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola) [154 points / 24 votes]

2. Lincoln (written by Tony Kushner, based on the novel Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin) [137 points / 21 votes]
3. Looper (written by Rian Johnson) [110 points / 18 votes]
4. Django Unchained (written by Quentin Tarantino) [108 points / 17 votes]
5. The Master (written by Paul Thomas Anderson) [79 points / 11 votes]

6. Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal) [63/12]
7. Cosmpolis (David Cronenberg, based on Don DeLillo's novel) [41/6]
8. (tie) Amour (Michael Haneke) [38/6]
Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh) [38/6]
10. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, based on Terence Rattigan's play) [34/7]
11. (tie) Bernie (Richard Linklater & Skip Hollandsworth, based on the article by Hollandsworth) [31/5]
The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon) [31/5]
13. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and Ercan Kesal) [27/4]
14. Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt, inspired by the novel Le Feu Follet by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle) [24/5]
15. Killer Joe (Tracy Letts) [24/4]
T16. Cloud Atlas (Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, from the novel by David Mitchell) [23/4]
T16. Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik, from the novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins) [23/4]
18. Holy Motors (Leos Carax) [22/4]
19. Detention (Joseph Kahn and Mark Palermo) [22/3]
20. It's Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt) [20/4]
21. (tie) The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev, from the short story by Tom Bissell) [18/3]
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky) [18/3]
23. Argo (Chris Terrio) [15/3]
24. Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias) [13/3]
25. (tie) The Kid With a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) [11/2]
A Simple Life (Susan Chan and Yan-lam Lee) [11/2]
Vamps (Amy Heckerling) [11/2]
28. (tie) Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman) [10/2]
Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) [10/2]
30. (tie) Elena (Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin) [9/2]
Perfect Sense (Kim Futz Aakeson) [9/2]
Your Sister's Sister (Lynn Shelton) [9/2]

The following films received one vote apiece:

Almayer's Folly
Anna Karenina
Attenberg
The Avengers
Barbara
Chicken With Plums
Chronicle
The Color Wheel
Compliance
The Day He Arrives
Domain
Flight
Footnote
Goodbye First Love
Goon
Haywire
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Lawless
Life of Pi
Neighboring Sounds
ParaNorman
Rust and Bone
Savages
Silver Linings Playbook
Sleepwalk With Me
Sound of My Voice
Tabu
Take This Waltz
Ted
This Must Be the Place