"Zero Dark Thirty,"
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other top prizes, as Bigelow was deemed best director and star Jessica Chastain was given the lead actress award. It's been a good week for the movie, which this week also received the highest honors from the New York Film Critics Circle.
Best actor of the year went to
The National Board of Review, founded in 1909, describes itself as a "select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students. Group members viewed over 250 films to make this year's selections, which include
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and NBR haven't agreed on the same best film since 2008's "
The NBR awards will be presented Jan. 8 at Cipriani 42nd Street in
Other winners announced Wednesday:
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson,
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Best Animated Feature:
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland,
Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,
Best Foreign Language Film: