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National Board of Review 2012 Award Winners - Zero Dark Thirty Named Best Film

By December 5, 2012

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Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's dramatic retelling of the hunt for Osama bin Laden has earned Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress awards from the National Board of Review. Zero Dark Thirty is gathering awards momentum, with New York critics also naming it the best movie of 2012.

National Board of Review Award Winners:

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, Compliance
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, Argo
Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, The Impossible
Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugarman
William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 Years of Bond Films
Best Ensemble: Les Miserables
Spotlight Award: John Goodman (Argo, Flight, ParaNorman, Trouble with the Curve)
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Central Park Five
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Promised Land

Top Films - in alphabetical order:
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Looper
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Promised Land
Silver Linings Playbook

Top 5 Foreign Language Films - in alphabetical order
Barbara
The Intouchables
The Kid with a Bike
No
War Witch

Top 5 Documentaries - in alphabetical order
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Detropia
The Gatekeepers
The Invisible War
Only the Young

Top 10 Independent Films
Arbitrage
Bernie
Compliance
End of Watch
Hello I Must Be Going
Little Birds
Moonrise Kingdom
On the Road
Quartet
Sleepwalk with Me

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