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Thursday, December 20, 2012

ZERO DARK THIRTY tops Utah Film Critics awards

Posted By on December 20, 2012, 9:33 PM

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The procedural thriller Zero Dark Thirty -- about the mission to track down Osama bin Laden -- took Best Picture of 2012 at the Utah Film Critics Association annual awards. ---

In voting that spread the recognition among multiple films, Zero Dark Thirty, which opens in Utah Jan. 11, was also recognized for Best Actress Jessica Chastain, who tied in that category with Silver Linings Playbook's Jennifer Lawrence. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for his performance in The Master, Dwight Henry took Best Supporting Actor for Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Anne Hathaway was recognized as Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables

Full list of winners:

Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty; runner-up, Looper

Best Achievement in Directing: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom; runner-up, Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master; runners-up, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln and John Hawkes, The Sessions (tie)

Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook and Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (tie)

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables; runner-up, Ann Dowd, Compliance

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male: Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild; runner-up, Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper; runner-up, Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods

Best Adapted Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower; runner-up, David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall; runner-up, Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Documentary Feature: Indie Game: The Movie; runner-up, The Invisible War

Best Non-English Language Feature: Headhunters; runner-up, Amour

Best Animated Feature: ParaNorman; runners-up: Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph (tie)

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Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw has been a City Weekly staff member since 1999, including assuming the role of primary film critic in 2001 and Arts & Entertainment Editor in 2003. Scott has covered the Sundance Film Festival for 25 years, and provided coverage of local arts including theater, pop-culture conventions, comedy, literature,... more

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