National Board of Review Names ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Film of the Year; DJANGO UNCHAINED, LOOPER, and LES MISERABLES Make Top 10

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The second major critics organization has announced its Best of 2012 winners, and director Kathryn Bigelow’s drama Zero Dark Thirty is once again the victor.  The National Board of Review named Zero Dark Thirty the best film of the year, also awarding Kathryn Bigelow with Best Director and Jessica Chastain with Best Actress.  Bradley Cooper bested heavyweight Daniel Day-Lewis for the Best Actor trophy for his work in Silver Linings Playbook, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Ann Dowd took home the supporting awards for Django Unchained and Compliance, respectively.  Other notable wins include Rian Johnson’s Looper script winning Best Original Screenplay (huzzah!) and Les Miserables being named Best Ensemble, with The Perks of Being a Wallflower (huzzah again!) and Argo making the Top 10 list.

It certainly looks like the critics will be rallying around Zero Dark Thirty this year, but as we’ve seen many times in the past, the critics’ pick doesn’t always match up with Oscar.  Since 2000, only two NBR Best Film winners have gone on to win the Oscar: No Country for Old Men and Slumdog Millionaire.  Other past NBR Best Film winners include Hugo, The Social Network, and Up in the Air.  Hit the jump for the full list of 2012′s honorees.

zero-dark-thirty-posterNew York, NY – (December 5, 2012) – The National Board of Review has named ZERO DARK THIRTY the 2012 Best Film of the Year.

Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:

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

django-unchained-poster-leonardo-dicaprioBest Documentary: SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN

William K.Everson Film History Award: 50 YEARS OF BOND FILMS

Best Ensemble: LES MISÉRABLES

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 10 Films and other lists after the cut.

Top Films
(in alphabetical order)

ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LES MISÉRABLES

LINCOLN

LOOPER

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

PROMISED LAND

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Amour-posterTop 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

(In Alphabetical Order)

ARBITRAGE

BERNIE

COMPLIANCE

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  • Chim Richels

    But No Country for Old Men actually won the Best Picture Oscar…

    • Adam Chitwood

      Didn’t mean to infer that it hadn’t, though my wording was misleading. I’ve reworked the sentence.

      It’s still pretty early, but some are thinking ZDT might follow No Country’s path to Oscar.

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  • Daniel

    Is there any possibility that Django Unchained receive any Oscars?(movie,acting,directing…)

  • Steve

    Happy Leo won! But uhhh, why is THE MASTER not getting any love??

  • Bob

    I’m happy The Master isn’t getting any love. I hated that movie. Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman deserve Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations, but that’s it imo.

    • Steve

      IMO it is the best film I have seen all year besides moonrise kingdom and Argo…PTA is a great director and THE MASTER wasn’t his masterpeice (there will be blood was) but it was still a great flick! I can’t wait until its DVD release!…and even though phoneix stated he doesn’t want to be nominated, he better win that award! No other actor’s performance comes close to his Freddie quails character.

    • anonymous

      I wouldn’t be surpised if The Master got no nominations. Most people seem to hate the film. We’ll see if PTA can recover.

      • John

        I think The Master still has a chance to sneak in. Sure the buzz has dived off and it’s a pretty polarizing film but the ones who love it really do love it. Remember last year with The Tree of Life? Another movie where many people either loved or hated it.

      • Anonymous

        This isn’t a People Chocie Awards… I really love this movie!!!

  • rhinoalien

    really not 1 nomination for the master? putting looper and perks of being a wallflower for best film seems legit.

  • John

    I think The Master still has a chance to sneak in. Sure the buzz has dived off and it\’s a pretty polarizing film but the ones who love it really do love it. Remember last year with The Tree of Life? Another movie where many people either loved or hated it.

  • amg907

    What a crock of shit.

    They’re really making an effort to CONVINCE us that they killed Osama Bin Laden.

    Very fishy.

    • Strong Enough

      fishy? i see what you did there

    • Ur mom

      Very fishy, indeed…. that Osama is sleeping with the fishes!! :D

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  • titan3

    Is this the year the stars finally line up for leo to get an oscar for Django? At this time, I think his only big threat , unless someone comes out of left field, would be Seymour Hoffman or Joaquin Phoenix depending on how they divvy up the categories.

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  • Jazzpha

    Really nice to see Bradley Cooper getting recognition! It’s hard enough to find a movie about mental illness or a physical handicap that doesn’t go for OTT melodrama plot-wise, let alone an actor or actress who also makes the effort to keep their portrayals honest and realistic. Jennifer Lawrence was also amazing in that regard, too: Silver Linings Playbook was raw and unapologetic about its subject matter, and I think it gained a lot from that approach in terms of relatability and effectiveness.

    TL;DR I really loved the hell out of that movie.

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  • Gerard Kennelly

    dec 05
    the NBR awards

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