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'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Lincoln' Lead New York Film Critics' Awards

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 3, 2012 at 1:49PM

Widely considered one of the leading organizations of film critics in the country, the NYFCC are announcing the winners of its 2012 awards Monday morning. "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Amour" were major winners, with a few big surprises as well.
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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

Sally Field

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

How To Survive A Plague

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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