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Women’s Film Critics Circle Name Zero Dark Thirty Best Movie of 2012, Ava DuVernay Wins Josephine Baker Award

Women's Film Critics Circle Name Zero Dark Thirty Best Movie of 2012, Ava DuVernay Wins Josephine Baker Award

The Women’s Film Critics Circle have announced their 2012 picks. And as she continues to sweep the awards circuit, Kathryn Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty won several awards including Best Movie by a Woman. Ava DuVernay was awarded the Josephine Baker award for Middle of Nowhere. Anne Hathaway was named Best Actress for Les Miserables and Brave took the Best Animated Females award.

Here are the award winners.

2012’s Best Movie By a Woman:Zero Dark Thirty

Best Female Images: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Equality of the Sexes: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Movie About Women: A Royal Affair

Best Woman Storyteller: Julie Delpy – 2 Days in New York

Best Actress: Anne Hathaway –Les Miserables

Best Actor : Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Best Male Images in a Movie: Lincoln

Best Young Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Comedic Actress: Maggie Smith – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Women’s Work: Best Ensemble: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Foreign Film By or About Women: Nadine Labaki – Where Do We Go Now

Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie By or About Women: Hemingway and Gellhorn

Worst Female Images of Women in a Movie: Killer Joe and Think Like a Man

Worst Male Images: Killer Joe

Best Animated Females:Brave

Best Family Film: Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians (tie)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Barbra Streisand

Acting and Activism Award: Sally Field

The Adrienne Shelly Award (a film that most passionately opposes violence against women): Compliance and The Invisible War (tie)

Josephine Baker Award (best expressing the woman of color experience in America): Ava DuVernay – Middle of Nowhere

Karen Morley Award (best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity): A Royal Affair

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