Zero Dark Thirty Wins At New York Critics Awards

4 December 2012

Zero Dark Thirty has taken the Best Film award at the New York Film Critics Circle awards. 

The movie, which depicts the hunt for, and assassination of, Osama Bin Laden, took the main award at the first ceremony of the awards season, while director Kathryn Bigelow also picked up the Best Director gong. 

The film also took the award for Best Cinematographer, for the work by Tony Kushner.  

Elsewhere, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln picked up the awards for Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis) and Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field). 

The biggest surprise of the event was Matthew McConaughey's Best Supporting Actor award for Magic Mike, although there was just as much surprise for Rachel Weisz taking Best Actress for The Deep Blue Sea. 

As the first award ceremony of the season, the NYFCC awards are often the first clue as to what will be successful when the Academy starts voting for the Oscars. 

See below for the full list of results: 

Best Film:
Zero Dark Thirty 

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty 

Best Screenplay:
Tony Kushner – Lincoln

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Best Actress:
Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea

Best Foreign Language Film:

Best Animated Film:

Best Supporting Actor:
Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field – Lincoln

Best Cinematographer:
Greig Fraser – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary):
The Central Park Five

Best First Film:
David France – How to Survive a Plague