|Director||Paul Thomas Anderson|
|Writer||Paul Thomas Anderson|
|Starring||Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams|
|85th Academy Awards|
The Master is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film follows a Naval veteran who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
- Best Actor — Joaquin Phoenix
- Best Supporting Actor — Philip Seymour Hoffman
- Best Supporting Actress — Amy Adams
Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor.