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'Zero Dark Thirty' (OT)
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:20:03 PM »
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Re: 'Zero Dark Thirty' (OT)
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 01:20:46 PM »
'Zero Dark Thirty' wins second best film award

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Posted at 12/06/2012 12:56 PM | Updated as of 12/06/2012 12:56 PM


A scene from the movie "Zero Dark Thirty"

NEW YORK - "Zero Dark Thirty," filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named best film of 2012 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review (NBR) -- the second accolade for the movie in one week.

Bigelow was named best director and Jessica Chastain, who plays the starring role of a young CIA officer pursuing bin Laden, was named best actress by the NBR.

Bradley Cooper took home best actor honors for his portrayal of a bipolar, former teacher in the film "Silver Linings Playbook."

"'Zero Dark Thirty' is a masterful film," NBR president Annie Schulhof said in a statement. "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."

Wednesday's awards for the Hollywood treatment of the decade-long operation to hunt and kill bin Laden, based on first-hand accounts, boosts the prospects for the movie to win an Oscar in February. The film, not yet publicly released, also took the top award from the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday.

Leonardo DiCaprio won best supporting actor from the NBR for his role in Quentin Tarantino's new slavery era drama, "Django Unchained," while Ann Dowd took the best supporting actress honors for her role in "Compliance," as a fast-food restaurant manager duped by a prank caller scam.

The NBR, a 100 year-old U.S.-based group of movie industry watchers and film professionals, gave its original screenplay award to Rian Johnson for "Looper," and adapted screenplay to David O. Russell for "Silver linings Playbook."
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Re: 'Zero Dark Thirty' (OT)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 02:50:01 PM »
'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Silver Linings' among AFI best films

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Posted at 12/11/2012 1:00 PM | Updated as of 12/11/2012 1:00 PM

LOS ANGELES - Osama bin Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty," Iran hostage drama "Argo," indie comedy "Silver Linings Playbook," and mythological indie film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" made the year's top 10 films on Monday as picked by the American Film Institute (AFI).

The AFI list, released at the start of a key week in Hollywood's busy awards season, also honored Ang Lee's shipwreck story "Life of Pi," Steven Spielberg's presidential drama "Lincoln," Wes Anderson's quirky romance "Moonrise Kingdom," musical "Les Miserables," Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises," and Quentin Tarantino's slave revenge western "Django Unchained."

AFI's top film picks, selected by critics, scholars, TV and film artists and AFI trustees, come ahead of the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations on Wednesday and Thursday. All three sets of picks are likely to be leading indicators for the Oscars in February.

Notable AFI absences included cult drama "The Master" and the upcoming "The Hobbit." But the AFI, founded in 1967 to nurture the art of film, does not pick an overall winner.

"AFI Awards celebrates America's storytellers as collaborators," said AFI President Bob Gazzale in a statement.

"We are honored to bring together artists as a community, without competition, to acknowledge the gifts they have given the world in 2012," he said.

"Zero Dark Thirty," the yet-to-be-released film about the hunt for bin Laden, has emerged as a front-runner for Oscar glory after picking up accolades last week from both the New York-based National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.

But on Sunday, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association shunned the political thriller in favor of French drama "Amour" for best film.

The AFI also picked its top 10 television shows, with "Mad Men" making a record fifth appearance on the list. The advertising drama was joined by "Breaking Bad," zombie horror "The Walking Dead," "American Horror Story," "Homeland," "Girls," comedy "Modern Family," epic fantasy "Game of Thrones," political TV movie "Game Change, and comedian Louis C.K.'s show "Louie."

The films and TV shows and their makers will be celebrated at a luncheon in Los Angeles on January 11.

Oscar nominations are to be announced on January 10, with the Oscar ceremony set for February 24 in Hollywood.
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