'Zero Dark Thirty' wins big with the New York Film Critics Circle

By Matthew Dougherty,

Could Kathryn Bigelow clean up all the awards for her follow up to The Hurt Locker? With the New York Film Critics Circle giving it highest honors to Zero Dark Thirty, awards season just got a whole lot more interesting.

The film won Best Picture, Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow and Best Cinematographer for Greig Fraser, says ComingSoon.net.

This will be a huge boost for the hunt for Osama bin Laden thriller which has been sitting behind Argo, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Life of Pi in pre-season predictions.

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln was the other big winner with Daniel Day Lewis taking home Best Actor, Sally Field receiving Best Supporting Actress and Tony Kushner winning for Best Screenplay.

Best Actress went to Rachel Weisz for The Deep Blue Sea and Matthew McConaughey won Best Supporting Actor for both Bernie and Magic Mike.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the NYFCC has lukewarm results when picking the film that will win Best Picture at the Oscars.

They awarded The Artist, The Hurt Locker and No Country for Old Men their highest honor in recent years.

But they also awarded such films that would go on to lose at the Academy Awards such as The Social Network, Milk and Brokeback Mountain.

One of the next big events of awards season is the announcement of the Golden Globe nominees on December 13.

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