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December 3, 2012 1:49 PM
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'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Lincoln' Lead New York Film Critics' Awards

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" led the winners of the New York Film Critics' Circle Awards. Each film won three awards, though "Thirty" topped them all with wins in the best picture and best director categories. This comes three years after Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" did the same, and bodes well for the film's Oscar changes.

"Lincoln" won a mighty trio of awards itself, taking best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis, his whopping fifth NYFCC award), best supporting actress (Sally Field) and best screenplay (Tony Kushner).

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:

Best Film:
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Screenplay:
Tony Kushner, Lincoln

Best Actress:
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actor:
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike & Bernie

Best Cinematography:
Greig Fraser, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Non-fiction Film:
Central Park Five, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon

Best Foreign Language Film:
Amour, directed by Michael Haneke

Best Animated Feature:
Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton

Best First Feature:
How To Survive a Plague, directed by David France

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16 Comments

  • Aj | December 29, 2012 5:42 AMReply

    Who are the critics of dis award..?

  • Des Brown | December 3, 2012 5:17 PMReply

    Nothing for THE MASTER, LIFE OF PI, THE HOBBIT, LES MISERABLES or ARGO. Looks like the Best Picture race at the Oscars will be between LINCOLN and ZERO DARK THIRTY. Rachel Weisz was a total surprise in a film few have seen, though it is an excellent performance. However, I'd be very surprised if she got an Oscar nomination.

  • Sajorij | December 3, 2012 3:14 PMReply

    I love how they always select the film they´ve seen last as the best one.

  • Evan | December 3, 2012 3:12 PMReply

    Nothing for the Master! Three of the best performances of the year, not to mention the best film. Please make it happen LA film critics.

  • Kate butler | December 3, 2012 2:54 PMReply

    How to Survive a Plague is a great winner. Showed it at a party Sat night (World AIDS Day) to commemorate all those affected byAIDS and to celebrate the survival of millions due to the courageous work of ACT UP and TAG. See this pic!

  • 1974 | December 3, 2012 1:59 PMReply

    Wow, Deep Blue Sea considered for any reward? This years NYFCC is a joke...

  • Genadijus | December 3, 2012 1:57 PMReply

    So lucky for Rachel! Wow that's a great news!

  • Hamid | December 3, 2012 1:12 PMReply

    What?oh my god...best actor?!bad choose.

  • Ana | December 3, 2012 12:54 PMReply

    Didn't McConaughey win for Supporting?

  • Dave | December 3, 2012 12:50 PMReply

    Are they joking about Matthew McConnaughey? Is this a fake website all of a sudden?

  • serpico | December 3, 2012 1:15 PM

    Over Philip Seymour Hoffman and others? Wow.

  • Gary | December 3, 2012 12:53 PM

    It's supposed to be supporting actor...just checked Variety

  • Gusto | December 3, 2012 12:34 PMReply

    Hmm Anne Hathaway didn't win? She and her people will campaign harder than ever now.

  • David | December 3, 2012 2:39 PM

    Of course she is considered supporting. She leaves the movie after the first half hour. lol

  • serpico | December 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    Is she considered supporting or leading? I don't know.

  • Renato | December 3, 2012 10:48 AMReply

    I thought it had already started?