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Daniel Day-Lewis, Rachel Weisz and Bigelow's hunt-for-Osama film top New York Critics 2012 list

The New York Film Critics Circle announce their top movies of the year ."Zero Dark Thirty, "Lincoln" big winners.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Rachel Weisz and Bigelow’s hunt-for-Osama film top New York Critics 2012 list

FILE - This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)
FILE - This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)

It's Zero Dark Thirty, and it's Lincoln -- so says the New York Film Critics Circle. The first of the big critics groups, and one of the most influential – its awards are often viewed as harbingers of the Oscar nominations -- the members of the New York Film Critics Circle assembled in some New York-y place today, Monday, and hashed out their picks for the best of 2012.

Herewith, the key citations:

Best film: Zero Dark Thirty

Best director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best screenplay, Tony Kushner, for Lincoln

Best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, for Lincoln

Best actress, Rachel Weisz, for The Deep Blue Sea

Best supporting actor, Matthew McConaughey, for Bernie, and for Magic Mike

Best supporting actress, Sally Field, for Lincoln

Best animated film, Frankenweenie

Best documentary, The Central Park Five

Best foreign language feature, Amour (Michael Haneke, France)

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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