(NEW YORK) — The film Zero Dark Thirty is number one, as far as the National Board of Review is concerned.
The board, comprised of students, academics and filmmakers, has named the Kathryn Bigelow drama the best film of the year. It also gave the movie two other awards: best director for Bigelow and best actress for Jessica Chastain.
Zero Dark Thirty documents the United States’ hunt for Osama bin Laden. The New York Film Critics Circle has also named it best film.
The National Board of Review awarded Bradley Cooper best actor honors for Silver Linings Playbook. Leonardo DiCaprio earned the title of best supporting actor for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained.
In addition, the board revealed its top films of the year, aside from Zero Dark Thirty. In alphabetical order, they are: Argo, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Looper, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Promised Land and Silver Linings Playbook.
A full list of winners is available on the board’s website, NBRMP.org.
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