What in the world is up with Kathryn Bigelow's new thriller ZERO DARK THIRTY, it keeps getting awards left and right, I'm getting more and more curious now as the theatrical release date is coming close, in less than two weeks from today. National Board Revie has named ZERO DARK THIRTY best picture of the year, it's also awarded the film for Best Directing: Kathryn Bigelow and Best Actress: Jessica Chastain. Meanwhile, my favorite animated feature of the year, WRECK-IT RALPH won for that category, so that's awesome! National Board of Review also listed their top favorite films of the year and number one is ARGO. Yup! Haters can go ARgo f*k themselves!.. Check out the entire winners below!..
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 Best 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 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
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 (In Alphabetical Order)
ARBITRAGE BERNIE COMPLIANCE END OF WATCH HELLO I MUST BE GOING LITTLE BIRDS MOONRISE KINGDOM ON THE ROAD QUARTET SLEEPWALK WITH ME
“ZERO DARK THIRTY is a masterful film,” said Annie Schulhof, NBR President. “Kathryn Bigelow takes the viewer inside a definitive moment of our time in a visceral and unique way. It is exciting, provocative and deeply emotional.”
A select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students, the National Board of Review viewed over 250 films this year including studio, independent, foreign-language, animated and documentary selections. These screenings were frequently followed by in-depth discussions with filmmakers, directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters. Voting ballots were tabulated by the accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.
The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual Awards Gala, which also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy. Hosted by Meredith Vieira, this year’s gala will take place on January 8, 2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.