NY critics name 'Zero Dark Thirty' best film
The New York Film Critics Circle named Kathryn Bigelow's “Zero Dark Thirty” the best film of 2012, voicing its strong support for the grimly journalistic Osama bin Laden docudrama.
Bigelow, whose “Hurt Locker” won best picture at the Academy Awards in 2010, also won best director in the awards announced Monday, and Greg Fraser won for the film's cinematography.
The critics group also cast a loud vote for Seven Spielberg's “Lincoln,” bestowing it with three awards: Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor, Sally Field for best supporting actress and Tony Kushner for best screenplay. Lewis' award for his performance as the 16th president is his fifth from the NYFCC.
Rachel Weisz earned best actress from the critics for her performance in the little-seen “The Deep Blue Sea,” a period drama by the British director Terence Davies.
The supporting actor pick went to Matthew McConaughey for his performances as a Texas district attorney in Richard Linklater's “Bernie” and as a male stripper in Steven Soderberg's “Magic Mike.”
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Jim Caviezel to be honored by Jimmy Stewart Museum
- DVD reviews: ‘Get Hard,’ ‘The Gunman’ and ‘While We’re Young’
- Review: ‘The Overnight’ swings into nuanced humor territory
- Review: Lovely ‘A Little Chaos’ could have used a little more ... chaos
- Review: ‘Laurent’ barely cuts deep enough for real exam