The name of the game to this year’s New York Film Critics Circle is “history.” Whether the events of said piece of history date back nearly two centuries or if they’re barely a year-and-a-half old, what stands is their pronounced effect on our country. Nobody is going to doubt the substantial impact Abraham Lincoln had on this nation, politically and socially. And few alive today will soon forget where they were when news broke that the U.S. Government had captured and killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Both these stories have been transformed to screen this year — Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty — and each has earned recognition by the NYFCC, which announced its new rung of victors on Monday.
These particular pictures topped NYFCC’s winners list for 2012, with ZDT taking Best Picture, Director, and Cinematography, and Lincoln earning Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress (Sally Field), and Screenplay.
Check below for the complete list of winners!
Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow: Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day-Lewis: Lincoln
Rachel Weisz: The Deep Blue Sea
Tony Kushner: Lincoln
Best Supporting Actor
Matthew McConaughey: Bernie and Magic Mike
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field: Lincoln
Greig Fraser: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Film
Beat Nonfiction Film
The Central Park Five
Best First Feature
How to Survive a Plague
[Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]
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