Boston Critics Name 'Zero Dark Thirty' Best Film

Acting honors go to Daniel Day-Lewis, Emmanuelle Riva, Ezra Miller and Sally Field.
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Zero Dark Thirty was named best film today by the Boston Society of Film Critics. The drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden also won best director honors for Kathryn Bigelow as well as the prize for best film editing.

Lincoln also scored several awards, including best actor laurels for Daniel Day-Lewis, the supporting actress award for Sally Field, and best screenplay for Tony Kushner.

David France, the director of the documentary How to Survive a Plague, which documents the gay community’s response to the AIDS crisis, received two awards: best documentary and best new filmmaker.

The complete list of winners follows:

Best Picture  -  Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor -  Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Best Actress - Emmanuelle Riva for Amour

Best Supporting Actor -  Ezra Miller for Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Supporting Actress -  Sally Field for Lincoln

Best Director -  Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty

Best Screenplay -  Tony Kushner for Lincoln

Best Cinematography - Mihai Malaimare Jr for The Master

Best Documentary -  How to Survive a Plague 

Best Foreign-Language Film -  TBD

Best Animated Film -  Frankenweenie

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) - William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor for Zero Dark Thirty

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) -  David France for How to Survive a Plague

Best Ensemble Cast -  Seven Psychopaths

Best Use of Music in a Film  - Moonrise Kingdom