Boston Online Film Critics Name Zero Dark Thirty Best Picture (with some other fun Surprises)
This year already has a runaway favorite with critics groups, NY, NBR, and now the Boston Online
film critics have named Zero Dark Thirty Best Picture. Kathryn Bigelow has won Best Director every time as well.
In the acting world Daniel Day Lewis and Jessica Chastain both have two wins. Day Lewis won with NYFC, and now Boston. Chastain won with the NBR, and Boston as well. Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Hathaway have surprising picked up their first wins with this critics group. Looking at all of the major categories I would not be shocked if these were the wins (at least in the acting world).
Zero Dark Thirty could also be the best Picture winner, but Lincoln (at this point) could be an incredibly fierce competitor, or maybe even Argo, the Academy love the actor turned director.
I love watching the critics group anoint people in the technical categories because they usually do an incredible job. Skyfall winning Cinematography is much deserved, and I hope this film gives Roger Deakins his first win. Watching the Best Animated Feature race has been fun as well, the critics have been split, picking a variety of options, and this could be one of the few years this face is actually exciting
ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN
BEST ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Tommy Lee Jones, LINCOLN
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES
BEST SCREENPLAY: Tony Kushner, LINCOLN
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: OSLO, AUGUST 31ST
BEST DOCUMENTARY: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
BEST ANIMATED FILM: PARANORMAN
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, SKYFALL
BEST EDITING: William Goldenberg & Dylan Tichenor, ZERO DARK THIRTY