The New York Film Critics Circle awards were handed out today. The winners are:
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
This is the movie we’re most excited to see. (Yes, even more than The Hobbit. Which opens next week; we’ve already cleared our schedule.)
How does Jessica Chastain’s cryface compare with Claire Danes’s on Homeland? Their characters were probably based on the same person.
Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
We gather the only way Daniel Day-Lewis won’t get his third Academy Award is if the voters realize it will be his third.
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)
She’s incandescent as a woman who throws her life away for a man. Oscar! Oscar! Warning: Watch with strong drink. (Hmm we just mentioned this movie. We are psychic.)
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour by Michael Haneke
White Ribbon turned us into a fan; before that we were afraid of him.
Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Bernie, Magic Mike)
We said it after watching Magic Mike: McConaughey is good for something, alright alright alright.
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field (Lincoln)
Best Cinematographer: Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): The Central Park Five
Best First Film: David France (How to Survive a Plague)