Zero Dark Thirty Named Best Picture By The National Board Of Review

ZDT Zero Dark Thirty Named Best Picture By The National Board Of Review
The National Board of Review has just unveiled their picks for best film achievements of 2012 and Zero Dark Thirty strikes again with another Best Picture win merely two days after it won the same honor from The New York Film Critics Circle. Kathryn Bigelow also takes her second victory as Best Director. Jessica Chastain, who has been receiving quite a lot of buzz for her performance in the film, has scored her first Best Actress win.

Silver Linings Playbook also received some attention, taking Best Actor for Bradley Cooper’s excellent performance, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay for David O. Russell. The film also was named as one of the Top Films of the Year.

A few unexpected wins came in the Best Supporting Actor category, where Leonardo DiCaprio won for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and in the Best Original Screenplay category, where Rian Johnson won for his screenplay to his sci-fi action flick Looper.

Les Miserables and Argo finally get a little awards attention after being shut out from the NYCFF’s honors by taking Best Ensemble and a Special Achievement in Filmmaking, respectively, as well as earning mentions on the Top Films of the Year list.

With two wins under its belt already, is Zero Dark Thirty the film that will be ruling over awards season? It’s a little too early to tell at this point, but it’s starting to look like a critics favorite. It should also be noted that the NBR’s pick for Best Picture has only matched the Academy’s selection twice in the last ten years (as opposed to the NYFCC, who’s selections matched four times), so don’t go betting on Zero Dark Thirty to take the big prize just yet.

Up next, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association names their picks in four days. Will the love for Zero Dark Thirty continue? Check back to find out!

You can see the complete awards list from the National Board of Review below.

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: Quvenzhané 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 MISÉRABLES

Spotlight Award: John Goodman (ARGO, FLIGHT, PARANORMAN, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:CENTRAL PARK FIVE

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:PROMISED LAND

Top Films
(in alphabetical order)

ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LES MISÉRABLES

LINCOLN

LOOPER

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

PROMISED LAND

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Top 5 Foreign Language Films

(In Alphabetical Order)

BARBARA

THE INTOUCHABLES

THE KID WITH A BIKE

NO

WAR WITCH

Top 5 Documentaries

(In Alphabetical Order)

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY

DETROPIA

THE GATEKEEPERS

THE INVISIBLE WAR

ONLY THE YOUNG

Top 10 Independent Films

(In Alphabetical Order)

ARBITRAGE

BERNIE

COMPLIANCE

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