"Silver Linings Playbook" and writer-director David O. Russell won the hearts of the Detroit Film Critics Society.
In addition to winning top honors from the group for picture, director and screenplay, Jennifer Lawrences was voted best actress and Robert De Niro best supporting actor.
Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") was named best actor, while supporting actress honors went to Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables." "Lincoln" won best ensemble.
Winning top documentary was "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," which was Oscar-eligible last year.
A breakthrough award was given to Zoe Kazan for "Ruby Sparks."