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'Zero Dark Thirty? Gets New York Film Critics Best Film

Posted: Dec. 4th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Columbia Pictures

The movie awards season has arrived and the New York Film Critics Circle has kick started the march towards the Hollywood Oscars with their selection of "Zero Dark Thirty" for best film, a move that puts the film squarely in the lead for the race to the Academy Awards coming in February.

The New York Film Critics Circle on Monday picked action thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" as best film and gave its top acting honors to Daniel Day-Lewis and Rachel Weisz in the first major movie awards of the season leading up to Hollywood's Oscars.

U.S. filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow won best director for "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the decade-long U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden and billed as a cinematic look at "the greatest manhunt in history."

Bigelow's film, which stars Jessica Chastain as a young female CIA officer doggedly pursuing bin Laden for years through a long-forgotten courier, has yet to be released but has already gained buzz in early screenings for critics.

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