N.Y. Film Critics Honor Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

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Walt Disney Studios’ “Frankenweenie,” directed by Tim Burton, was named Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle as Best Animated Film of 2012.

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.

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