'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Lincoln' big winners with New York Film Critics Online
The New York Film Critics Online followed the lead of their print-based Gotham counterparts and named "Zero Dark Thirty" as Best Picture.
Among the roster of voters for this 12th edition of these kudos were several members of the New York Film Critics Circle, including Rex Reed (New York Observer) and Armond White (New York Press).
These three dozen web-based journos also feted that film's helmer Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director, "Lincoln" star Daniel Day-Lewis as Best Actor and "The Central Park Five" as Best Documentary.
"Lincoln" also won Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones) while "ZD30" claimed Best Screenplay (Mark Boal).
Emmanuelle Riva won Best Actress for "Amour," which also won Best Foreign Film while Anne Hathaway took the supporting prize for "Les Miserables." The cast of "Argo" was named Best Ensemble.
Claudio Miranda won for lensing "Life of Pi" and Mary Ramos won for scoring "Django Unchained."
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" won both Breakthrough prizes for director Benh Zeitlin and star Quvenzhane Wallis.
Last year, the web-based members gave their top prize to "The Artist," as had the print critics. They also hailed that film's director Michel Hanzanvicus and "Iron Lady" star Meryl Streep as had the NYFCC. All of these repeated at the Oscars as did their pick for Original Screenplay ("The Descendants"). However, their choices for Best Actor (Michael Shannon, "Take Shelter") and Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks,"Drive") were not even nominated.