7th NSFC Awards
December 29, 1972
The Discreet Charm
of the Bourgeoisie
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.
- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (30 points)
2. Harriet Andersson – Cries and Whispers (23 points)
3. Bulle Ogier – La Salamandre and L'amour fou (20 points)
4. Janet Suzman – A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (16 points)
5. Liza Minnelli – Cabaret (9 points)
Best Supporting Actor (tie)
Best Supporting Actress
2. Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière – The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (20 points)
3. John Berger and Alain Tanner – La Salamandre (11 points)
4. Jan Troell and Bengt Forslund – The Emigrants (9 points)
4. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo – The Godfather (9 points)
- 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 , "a person working in cinema whose contribution to film art has not yet received due public recognition."
- Weiler, A. H. (29 December 1972). "Movie by Bunuel voted best of '72". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- "'The Discreet Charm' said best picture by film critics". Eugene Register-Guard. 29 December 1972. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- "Critics vote Bunuel, film best of year". Los Angeles Times. 30 December 1972. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- Denby, David, ed. (1973). Film 72/73: An Anthology by the National Society of Film Critics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill.