Many expected both films to do well here, though some surprises came in the form of Rachel Weisz taking best actress for "The Deep Blue Sea," and David France's "How To Survive a Plague" becoming the first documentary to win best first film (topping "Beasts of the Southern Wild," among others).
Notably, The Weinstein Company didn't win a single award after dominating last year's voting thanks to "The Artist."
The 2012 New York Film Critics’ Circle Award Winners:
Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actor:
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike & Bernie
Greig Fraser, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Non-fiction Film:
Central Park Five, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon
Best Animated Feature:
Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton
Best First Feature:
How To Survive a Plague, directed by David France
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