Film News: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Leads 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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CHICAGO – Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” opening locally on January 4th but screened early for critics, was the big winner for the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2012, winning Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. It was closely followed by the year’s most-nominated film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” which won Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. Other 2012 winners include “Lincoln” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with two a piece and “Amour,” “The Invisible War,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and “Paranorman” each taking one.

Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
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BEST PICTURE: “Zero Dark Thirty”
BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
BEST ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Zero Dark Thirty” by Mark Boal
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Lincoln” by Tony Kushner
BEST DOCUMENTARY: “The Invisible War”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “The Master” - Mihai Malaimare Jr.
BEST EDITING: “Zero Dark Thirty” - William Goldenberg & Dylan Tichenor
BEST ART DIRECTION: “Moonrise Kingdom” - Adam Stockhausen & Gerald Sullivan
BEST SCORE: “The Master” - Jonny Greenwood
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER: Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER: Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

The awards will be presented on February 9, 2013. writers Matt Fagerholm, Adam Fendelman, Patrick McDonald, and Brian Tallerico are members of the Chicago Film Critics Association. Brian is on the Board of Directors. content director Brian Tallerico

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