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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty named best film of 2012

The National Board of Review, the second major critics organization, released their list of 2012 winners for achievement in film. Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) took home Best Film for Zero Dark Thirty. Bigelow also took Best Director for the same film. Zero Dark Thirty also took Best Actress for Jessica Chastain.

Aside from the major success of Zero Dark Thirty, Bradley Cooper took Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook, Best Animated Feature went to Wreck-It Ralph, Best Adapted Screenplay went to David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook, and Best Original Screenplay went to Rian Johnson for Looper.

Click the jump for the full list of winners and top lists:

Best Film - Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Actor - Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Actress - Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Supporting Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress - Ann Dowd (Compliance)

Best Original Screenplay - Rian Johnson (Looper)

Best Adapted Screenplay - David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Animated Feature - Wreck-It Ralph

Special Achievement in Filmmaking - Ben Affleck (Argo)

Breakthrough Actor - Tom Holland (The Impossible)

Breakthrough Actress - Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Directorial Debut - Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Foreign Language Film - Amour

Best Documentary - Searching for Sugarman

William K. Everson Film History Award - 50 Years of Bond Films

Best Ensemble - Les Miserables

Spotlight Award - John Goodman (Argo, Flight, ParaNorman, Trouble With the Curve)

NBR Freedon of Expression Award - Central Park Five, Promised Land

Top 10 Films:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Promised Land
Silver Linings Playbook

Top 5 Foreign Language Films:
The Intouchables
The Kid with a Bike
War Witch

Top 5 Documentaries:
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
The Gatekeepers
The Invisible War
Only the Young

Top 10 Independent Films:
End of Watch
Hello I Must be Going
Little Birds
Moonrise Kingdom
On the Road
Sleepwalk with Me

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