The New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) held its thirteenth annual meeting today at the at the LGBT Center in New York City to vote on its annual awards for the year’s best films. Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ gathered momentum as the NYFCO voted the action drama as the Best Film of 2012, with the helmer and scribe Mark Boal receiving honors for their direction and writing, respectively.

Daniel Day-Lewis received an award for his portrayal as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln.’ French actress Emmanuelle Riva was honored for her performance in Michael Haneke’s drama ‘Amour,’ which was also the NYFCO award winner for Foreign Language film.

The Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories were awarded to Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Hathaway, for their roles in ‘Lincoln’ and Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Miserables.’ Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ also received an award for Ensemble Cast.

The 35-member organization also voted on the following categories:

Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, ‘Life of Pi’

Documentary: ‘The Central Park Five’

Animated Feature: ‘Chico and Rita’

Use of Music: Mary Ramos, music supervisor, ‘Django Unchained’

Breakthrough Performer: Quvenzhan√© Wallis, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Debut as Director: Benh Zeitlin, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

NYFCO’s Top Ten Films (alphabetical)
‘Argo’ (Warner Bros)
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ (Fox Searchlight)
‘Django Unchained’ (The Weinstein Company)
‘Les Mis√©rables’ (Universal)
‘Life of Pi’ (20th Century Fox)
‘Lincoln’ (DreamWorks)
‘The Master’ (The Weinstein Company)
‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (Focus Features)
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (The Weinstein Company)
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (Columbia Pictures)

Written by: Karen Benardello

Zero Dark Thirty Leads New York Film Critics Online 2012 Award Winners

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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