Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” continued its rampage through the major critics’ awards Wednesday, being chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2012. Bigelow also took the Best Director prize, with Jessica Chastain winning Best Actress.
In a departure from the critical table-running thus far by Daniel Day-Lewis, the board picked Bradley Cooper, from “The Silver Linings Playbook,” as Best Actor. Leonardo DiCaprio of “Django Unchained” and Ann Dowd of “Compliance” took home Best Supporting acting honors.
The Board also released an unranked top ten list. Joining “Zero Dark Thirty” on it were “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables, ” “Lincoln,” “Looper,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Promised Land” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”