Zero Dark Thirty Wins Big (Again) at the National Board of Review Awards
Two films scored big today, Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook. Zero Dark Thirty took home three awards again, but this time instead of Cinematography, Jessica Chastain took home the Best Actress prize. Zero looks to be the front runner at the moment for both Best Picture and Best Director, winning two prizes right off the bat (do not count out Lincoln).
Silver Linings Playbook scored two major wins, one shocker in the Best Actor category for Bradley Cooper, although I think he is the best part of the film, and a win for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also made the top ten list for Best Picture. I knew this would be a film they loved, but I thought it was going to steal two different prizes (Best Picture and Actress).
Two films with no momentum gained ground today as well, Django Unchained, and Looper. Both films made the top ten list for Best Picture, which gives them a little more attention, and they each one a major award. Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Supporting Actor for Django, and Rian John won Best Original Screenplay for Looper. I have high hopes the Looper wins will translate into a few Oscar nominations.
Listed Below is the full list of winners:
Best Film: ZERO DARK THIRTY (lsted below are the top ten in alpha order)
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 Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Animated Feature:WRECK-IT RALPH
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO
Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLEBreakthrough 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 SUGARMAN
William K.Everson Film History Award: 50 YEARS OF BOND FILMS
Best Ensemble:LES MISÉRABLES
Spotlight Award: John Goodman (ARGO, FLIGHT, PARANORMAN, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE)