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National Board of Review Gives Top Prize to 'Zero Dark Thirty'

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National Board of Review Gives Top Prize to 'Zero Dark Thirty'
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Hot on the heels of it's NYFCC win, Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" was named the Best Film of the year by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Bigelow also scored Best Director honors and the film's leading lady, Jessica Chastain, was named Best Actress.

Also receiving a nice boost was Ann Dowd of "Compliance," who earned Best Supporting Actress for her turn as a duped fast food manager. Supporting Actor went to Leonardo DiCaprio for the upcoming "Django Unchained," while Best Actor was awarded to Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook."

The National Board of Review is made up of "a select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students." A full list of winners follows.

Best Film: "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"

Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, "Compliance"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Original Screenplay: "Looper"

Best Animated Feature: "Wreck-It Ralph"

Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, "The Impossible"

Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Foreign Language Film: "Amour"

Best Documentary: "Searching for Sugar Man"

Best Ensemble: "Les Miserables"

Spotlight Award: John Goodman ("Argo," "Flight," "ParaNorman," "Trouble with the Curve")

NBR Freedom of Expression: "The Central Park Five"

NBR Freedom of Expression: "Promised Land"

William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 Years of Bond Films

Top Films (in alphabetical order) "Argo" "Beasts of the Southern Wild" "Django Unchained" "Les Miserables "Lincoln" "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" "Promised Land" "Silver Linings Playbook"

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order) "Barbara" "The Intouchables" "The Kid with a Bike "No" "War Witch"

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order) "Ai Weiwie: Never Sorry" "Detropia" "The Gatekeepers "The Invisible War" "Only the Young"

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order) "Arbitrage" "Bernie" "Compliance" "End of Watch" "Hello I Must Be Going" "Little Birds" "Moonrise Kingdom" "On the Road" "Quartet" "Sleepwalk with Me"

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