‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Lincoln’ Are New York Critics Awards’ Big Winners


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!

Best Picture

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis: Lincoln

Best Actress

Rachel Weisz: The Deep Blue Sea

Best Screenplay

Tony Kushner: Lincoln

Best Supporting Actor

Matthew McConaughey: Bernie and Magic Mike

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field: Lincoln

Best Cinematography

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]


‘Brave’, ‘Frankenweenie’, and ‘ParaNorman’ Top 40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations

Early Oscar Buzz Pegs ‘Les Miserables’, Anne Hathaway, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ As Contenders

‘Lincoln’ Star James Spader Loves to Kick Movies in the Ass

You Might Also Like:

Angus T JonesJake Harper to Disappear on ‘Two and a Half Men’? 6 TV Kids Who Vanished

TV Nude Scenes

12 Hot (And Horrifying) TV Nude Scenes