Without all the introductory hoopla, here are the winners of the 2012 New York Film Critics’ Circle Awards:
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty.
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty. Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes recently spoke with her and screenwriter Mark Boal for the New York Times.
Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner for Lincoln. Interviews: Dave Davies (Fresh Air), Jessica A. Koslow (LA Weekly) and Jessica Winter (Time).
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea. As noted earlier today, David Edelstein‘s argued her case.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. This is his fifth award from the NYFCC. He previously won Best Actor for There Will Be Blood, Gangs of New York, and My Left Foot, and Best Supporting Actor in 1986 for both My Beautiful Launderette and A Room with a View.
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field in Lincoln. Viewing (4’27”). Field on how she fought to score the role of Mary Todd Lincoln.
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey for Bernie and Magic Mike. Eugene Hernandez: “Amazing year for Matthew McConaughey. In addition to Bernie & Magic Mike, he was terrific in The Paperboy, Mud & Killer Joe.”
Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser for Zero Dark Thirty. Among the other two dozen-plus films he’s shot are Bright Star and Killing Them Softly.
Best Nonfiction Film: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon’s The Central Park Five. Sasha Stone: “Someone tweeted to me that Central Park Five not winning doc in NYC would be like Argo not winning in Boston.”
Best Foreign Language Film: Michael Haneke‘s Amour, which swept the European Film Awards over the weekend.
Best First Feature: David France’s How to Survive a Plague, the first documentary to win in this category.
Best Animated Feature: Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.
Update, 12/10: Telling tales from the five-hour voting session: Richard Corliss (Time), J. Hoberman (Artinfo), and Andrew O’Hehir (Salon).
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