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'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Lincoln' Are Biggest Winners of 2012 NY Film Critics Awards

December 4, 2012 (3:09 am) GMT
The Osama bin Laden hunt film claims the coveted Best Picture title in addition to two other prizes, while the Abraham Lincoln pic wins the Best Actor award for Daniel Day-Lewis.

Katheryn Bigelow's "" has been named the Best Picture of 2012 by New York Film Critics Circle. The high-end movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden wins the prestigious awards at the 2012 NYFCC Awards on Monday, December 3, giving it an early chance to bow on next year's Oscar season.

In addition to claiming the biggest prize, the -starring movie brings Bigelow in nabbing the Best Director title. Also, Greig Fraser wins an award from NYFCC thanks to his cinematography work in the Mark Boal-scripted movie.

The other biggest winner at the event is Steven Spielberg's "". Though losing the Best Picture gong from "Zero", the Abraham Lincoln pic also collects three prizes including Best Actor for , Best Supporting Actress for , and Best Screenplay for Tony Kushner.

The Best Actress title goes to thanks to her role as the younger wife of judge Sir William Collyer in "". As for the Best Supporting Actor, it is claimed by for his role as a quirky district attorney in "" and as a strip club owner in "".

The NYFCC Awards winners mark the first batch of winners of the upcoming awards season. Among the highly-praised and critics' darling pics which are snubbed by NYFCC include "", "", "", "", "", "", "", and "".

The NYFCC will hand out the awards to the winners during a ceremony on January 7, 2013 at Crimson in the Flatiron District. Following the New York Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association will also announce its winners this coming Sunday, December 9. On Wednesday, the National Board of Review will reveal its picks, while next Monday, it is the American Film Institute which will announce its annual top 10 best films.

2012 NYFCC Winners:


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