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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.


Silver Linings Playbook

Best Film:  ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO
Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE
Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Best Foreign Language Film:  AMOUR
Best Documentary: SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 YEARS OF BOND FILMS
Best Ensemble: LES MISÉRABLES
Spotlight Award: John Goodman (ARGO, FLIGHT, PARANORMAN, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE)
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: CENTRAL PARK FIVE
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: PROMISED LAND
 
 
Top Films
(in alphabetical order)
 
ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISÉRABLES
LINCOLN
LOOPER
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
PROMISED LAND
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

 
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
 
BARBARA
THE INTOUCHABLES
THE KID WITH A BIKE
NO
WAR WITCH

 
Top 5 Documentaries
(In Alphabetical Order)
 
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
DETROPIA
THE GATEKEEPERS
THE INVISIBLE WAR
ONLY THE YOUNG

 
Top 10 Independent Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
 
ARBITRAGE
BERNIE
COMPLIANCE
END OF WATCH
HELLO I MUST BE GOING
LITTLE BIRDS
MOONRISE KINGDOM
ON THE ROAD
QUARTET
SLEEPWALK WITH ME

 
 

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