And the awards season has officially begun with the announcement of the annual New York Film Critics Circle awards. It's unusual to not have the National Board of Review announcing first, but the times they are a-changin'.
I must say I was most excited about Rachel Weisz's Best Actress win for The Deep Blue Sea. I hope it translates into more awards traction for the rest of the season. Here's the complete list of winners.
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln
Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Foreign Language Film: Michael Haneke, Amour
Best First Film: David France, How To Survive a Plague
Best Nonfiction Film: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, The Central Park Five
Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie