Zero Dark Thirty wins best film award a second time
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Zero Dark Thirty, film-maker Kathryn Bigelow's action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named best film of 2012 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review (NBR) - the second accolade for the movie in one week.
Bigelow was named best director and Jessica Chastain, who plays the starring role of a young Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer pursuing bin Laden, was named best actress by the NBR.
Bradley Cooper took home best actor honors for his portrayal of a bipolar, former teacher in the film Silver Linings Playbook.
"Zero Dark Thirty is a masterful film," NBR President Annie Schulhof said in a statement. "Kathryn Bigelow takes the viewer inside a definitive moment of our time in a visceral and unique way. It is exciting, provocative and deeply emotional."