The New York Film Critics Circle announced the winners of the 2012 vote. Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY came out on top, claiming the 'Best Picture' title. The full list is below:2012 AwardsBest PictureZERO DARK THIRTYBest DirectorKathryn Bigelow - ZERO DARK THIRTYBest ScreenplayTony Kushner - LINCOLNBest ActressRachel Weisz - THE DEEP BLUE SEABest ActorDaniel Day-Lewis - LINCOLNBest Supporting ActressSally Field - LINCOLNBest Supporting ActorMatthew McConaughey - BERNIE, MAGIC MIKEBest CinematographerGreig Fraser - ZERO DARK THIRTYBest Animated FilmFRANKENWEENIEBest Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)THE CENTRAL PARK FIVEBest Foreign FilmAMOURBest First FilmDavid France - HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is the oldest and most prestigious in the country. The circle’s membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines and the web’s most respected online publications. Every year the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the calendar year’s films. The Circle’s awards are often viewed as harbingers of the Oscar nominations. The Circle’s awards are also viewed — perhaps more accurately — as a principled alternative to the Oscars, honoring aesthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and political pressures.
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