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N.Y. Film Critics Circle crowns 2012's best picture

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The New York Film Critics Circle has spoken! The group has unveiled its pick for the year's best film. It also awarded the top actors and actresses, and behind-the-scenes talent.

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Before the Oscars and Golden Globes, the critics have to throw their hats in the ring. They acknowledge who they feel are the best in film. According to EW, the New York Film Critics Circle has announced its 2012 winners, which were dominated by Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

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Zero Dark Thirty walked away with the biggest prize — Best Picture. It also scored Best Director for Bigelow and Best Cinematography for Greig Fraser. On the other hand, Lincoln had its fair share of wins. The film earned Best Screenplay (Tony Kushner), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field).

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Best Supporting Actor went to Matthew McConaughey, whose career is currently on fire. He won for his performance in two films: Magic Mike and the black comedy Bernie. McConaughey will be one to watch as he's also gained praise for his work in the drama Killer Joe.

Here are the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Winners:

  • Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty
  • Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
  • Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie
  • Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey for Bernie and Magic Mike
  • Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Best Non-Fiction Film: The Central Park Five
  • Best First Feature: How to Survive a Plague

Do you agree with the winners?

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