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'Zero Dark Thirty' Leads National Board of Review Winners

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 5, 2012 at 12:16PM

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" followed-up its big win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards by topping the National Board of Review's winners. The film took best picture, director and actress (Jessica Chastain) honors. "Thirty" was joined on the NBR's top ten list with "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables,""Lincoln," "Looper," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Promised Land" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Notably absent from that top ten was "Argo," "Life of Pi" and "The Master." "Argo" did manage a special achievement in filmmaking award, but otherwise all three of those films had no mentions at the awards.  Doing quite well, on the other hand, was "Silver Linings Playbook," which both took best actor (Bradley Cooper) and best adapted screenplay (David O. Russell) honors. Leonardo DiCaprio was named best supporting actor for "Django Unchained," while the biggest (and nicest) surprise of the list was Ann Dowd winning best supporting actress for "Compliance." Go to the next page for a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review.
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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" followed-up its big win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards by topping the National Board of Review's winners. The film took best picture, director and actress (Jessica Chastain) honors.

"Thirty" was joined on the NBR's top ten list with "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables,""Lincoln," "Looper," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Promised Land" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Notably absent from that top ten was "Life of Pi" and "The Master."

Other major winner included  "Silver Linings Playbook," which both took best actor (Bradley Cooper) and best adapted screenplay (David O. Russell) honors. Leonardo DiCaprio was named best supporting actor for "Django Unchained," while the biggest (and nicest) surprise of the list was Ann Dowd winning best supporting actress for "Compliance."

Go to the next page for a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review.

This article is related to: Critics' Groups