National Board of Review Names Zero Dark Thirty Top Film of 2012

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National Board of Review Names <i>Zero Dark Thirty</i> Top Film of 2012

The public has yet to view Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller chronicling the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and yet the film is already generating some serious accolades in the awards spectrum. Yesterday the National Board of Review named the film the best picture of 2012.

The National Board of Review is the second major group to name Zero Dark Thirty as the top film of 2012, following the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday. In addition to being named best picture, Bigelow took home the top prize for directing, while Jessica Chastain was honored for her performance in the film. All things considered, evidence is beginning to mount suggesting multiple Oscars for Bigelow and company may very well be on the horizon.

The remaining top ten films as named by the National Board of Review are below (in alphabetical order):

-Beasts of the Southern Wild
-Django Unchained
-Les Misérables
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
-Promised Land
-Silver Linings Playbook

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