Magazine article Screen International

Washington Critics Reward Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Magazine article Screen International

Washington Critics Reward Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

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The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) became the latest East Coast critics group to honour Kathryn Bigelow and her Osama Bin Laden film. A varied winners' roster also rewarded Cloud Atlas and ParaNorman.

Zero Dark Thirty earned best film while Bigelow picked up her second best director honour from the group after she became its first female recipient for The Hurt Locker three years ago.

The film's Jessica Chastain's awards momentum continued to gather pace too as she earned her latest best actress prize. Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln won him another best actor honour.

Anne Hathaway was named best supporting actress for Les Miserables, which also claimed the best acting ensemble prize, while Philip Seymour Hoffman took best supporting actor for The Master.

David O Russell won best adapted screenplay for Silver Linings Playbook and Rian Johnson took the original screenplay award for Looper. ParaNorman entered the awards race by winning best animation. …

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