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Last year, the New York Film Critics' Circle rather set the pace for the season by handing their two top awards to “The Artist.” (They also set eventual Best Actress Oscar winner Meryl Streep on her way.) This year, however, they're more likely to mix the conversation up in a few crucial areas. Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor got a fresh injection in lieu of frontrunner rallying, while the group's selection of Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" in the Best Picture and Best Director categories puts it at the top of the Oscar heap.
Check out the full list of winners below and remember to keep track of all the goings on throughout the season at The Circuit.
Best Picture: "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Magic Mike" and "Bernie"
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Amour"
Best Animated Feature: "Frankenweenie"
Best Documentary: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, "The Central Park Five"
Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best First Feature: David France, "How to Survive a Plague"