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NY Film Critics Honor 'Frankenweenie'

Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios’ Tim Burton-directed black and white stop-motion feature, “Franken­wee­nie,” is named the Best Ani­mated Film of 2012 by the New York Film Crit­ics Cir­cle.

Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios’ Tim Burton-directed black and white stop-motion feature, Franken­wee­nie, was named the Best Ani­mated Film of 2012 by the New York Film Crit­ics Cir­cle on Monday.

Kathryn Bigelow’s war drama, Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named Best Pic­ture from this year’s vote. The film also won two other awards for Best Direc­tor (Bigelow) and Best Cin­e­matog­ra­pher (Greig Fraser).

Steven Spielberg’s his­tor­i­cal drama Lin­coln picked up three awards, includ­ing Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Sup­port­ing Actress (Sally Field), and Best Screen­play (Tony Kushner).

Rachel Weisz was named Best Actress for her per­for­mance in The Deep Blue Sea. Matthew McConaughey won Best Sup­port­ing Actor for his roles in Bernie and Magic Mike.

The Cen­tral Park Five was named Best Non-Fiction Film (Doc­u­men­tary), while the award for Best For­eign Film was given to Amour. David France’s How to Sur­vive a Plague was declared the year’s Best First Film.

The NYFCC, which has 35 mem­bers, will present its 77th annual awards Jan­u­ary 7.

Source: NYFCC

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