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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ & ‘Lincoln’ Win With New York Film Critics; John Waters Names ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ Best Film of 2012

Posted by , on December 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm 

The first of the major critics circles weighed in on their opinions of the best in 2012 cinema today and Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln came away with the major awards. The New York Film Critics awarded the former film the top two prizes of Best Film and Best Director (along with cinematography), while the latter grabbed Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. One of the pleasant surprises was Matthew McConaughey‘s dual win for Bernie and Magic Mike, while Rachel Weisz beat out Jessica Chastain for Best Actress for her performance in The Deep Blue Sea. As a bonus, we’ve also popped in filmmaker John Waters‘ picks for best of the year, which feature Weisz’s aforementioned film at the top. Check out both rundowns below and head over to Artforum to see more on Waters’ choices.

New York Film Critics Circle 2012 Awards

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty; Kathryn Bigelow

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow; Zero Dark Thirty

Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner; Lincoln

Best Actress: Rachel Weisz; The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis; Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field; Lincoln

Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey; Magic Mike & Bernie

Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser; Zero Dark Thirty

Best Non-Fiction Film: Central Park Five; Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon

Best Foreign Language Film: Amour; Michael Haneke

Best Animated Feature: Frankenweenie; Tim Burton

Best First Feature: How To Survive a Plague; David France

John Waters’ Top 10 of 2012

1. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)

2. Paradise: Faith (Ulrich Seidl)

3. Paradise: Love (Ulrich Seidl)

4. Amour (Michael Haneke)

5. Killer Joe (William Friedkin)

6. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)

7. Compliance (Craig Zobel)

8. Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (Matthew Akers)

9. Beloved (Christophe Honoré)

10. The Imposter (Bart Layton)

Are you favorites of the year on either list?


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