New York critics pick "Zero Dark Thirty" as best film

NEW YORK Tue Dec 4, 2012 2:11pm IST

Director Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Oscar for the movie ''The Hurt Locker'' and whose current film ''Zero Dark Thirty'' is about the U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden, arrives with Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez (C) and screenwriter Mark Boal at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Director Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Oscar for the movie ''The Hurt Locker'' and whose current film ''Zero Dark Thirty'' is about the U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden, arrives with Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez (C) and screenwriter Mark Boal at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood December 1, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Fred Prouser

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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 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 hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden, and billed as a cinematic look at "the greatest manhunt in history."

The organization announced the awards via Twitter.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney; Editing by Leslie Gevirtz)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Making Big Moolah

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Jagger on James

Jagger on James

Mick Jagger talks about his friendship with the late James Brown.  Video 

Amy On Paper

Amy On Paper

Late singer Amy Winehouse has her life detailed in a new bio comic book.   Video 

Improving Selfies

Improving Selfies

Beauty apps show 'before and after,' glamorize selfies.  Full Article 

Goodbye Hermes

Goodbye Hermes

Top designer Christophe Lemaire quits Hermes to develop his own brand.  Full Article 

Lovebox Festival

Lovebox Festival

U.S. rapper Nas has London crowd spellbound with "Illmatic".  Full Article 

On the Top

On the Top

Ed Sheeran tops British album chart, sets 2014 record.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage