Zero Dark Thirty

For Your Consideration Zero Dark Thirty
A sweeping and magnificent work of cinematic craft - Andrew O'Hehir / SALON
Zero Dark Thirty is a tour de force and the best film of the year. - Christopher Orr/THE ATLANTIC
4 stars - Michael Phillips/CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Ms. Bigelow’s direction here is unexpectedly stunning, at once bold and intimate... - Manohla Dargis / THE NEW YORK TIMES
You're in for a hell of a ride with this high-voltage thriller.  Jessica Chastain is a marvel - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
The Best Picture of the year - David Edelstein, New York
Zero Dark Thirty' Moves With Speed, Weight, Brains and Grace - Richard Corliss, Time
The Best Picture of the year - Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment
5 Academy Awards' Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing
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5 Academy Award Nominations

Best Picture
Best Actress - Jessica Chastain
Best Original Screenplay - Mark Boal
Best Editing - Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
Best Sound Editing - Paul N.J. Ottosson

5 BAFTA Award Nominations

Best Picture
Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow
Best Actress - Jessica Chastain
Best Original Screenplay - Mark Boal
Best Editing - Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., William Goldenberg, A.C.E.

Golden Globe Award Winner

Best Actress - Jessica Chastain

Critics Choice Award Winner

Best Actress - Jessica Chastain
Best Editing - Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., William Goldenberg, A.C.E.

Best Picture - Winner

New York Film Critics Circle
National Board of Review
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Boston Society of Film Critics
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Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
The Chicago Film Critics Association
Austin Film Critics Association
Utah Film Critics Association
Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Writers Guild of America Nominee

Best Original Screenplay - Mark Boal

Visual Effects Society Nominee

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

CAS Award Nominee

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012 Motion Pictures - Live Action

Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow - Winner

New York Film Critics Circle
National Board of Review
Boston Online Film Critics Association
Boston Society of Film Critics
New York Film Critics Online
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
The Chicago Film Critics Association
Phoenix Film Critics Society
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Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Best Original Screenplay, Mark Boal - Winner

New York Film Critics Online
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St. Louis Film Critics
The Chicago Film Critics Association
Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Best Actress, Jessica Chastain - Winner

National Board of Review
Boston Online Film Critics Association
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
The Indiana Film Journalists Association
The Chicago Film Critics Association
Phoenix Film Critics Society
Florida Film Critics Circle
Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Utah Film Critics Association
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle

Best Cinematography, Greig Fraser, ACS - Winner

New York Film Critics Circle

Best Editing, Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., William Goldenberg, A.C.E. - Winner

Boston Society of Film Critics
Boston Online Film Critics Association
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
The Chicago Film Critics Association

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SYNOPSIS

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar® winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Written by Mark Boal. Produced by Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, and Megan Ellison.

CATEGORIES

BEST PICTURE

Mark Boal
Kathryn Bigelow
Megan Ellison

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Mark Boal

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain

BEST FILM EDITING

Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E.
William Goldenberg, A.C.E.

BEST SOUND EDITING

Paul N.J. Ottosson

PHOTOS

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REVIEWS

" You're in for a hell of a ride with this high-voltage thriller. Jessica Chastain is a marvel." Peter Travers / ROLLING STONE
“The best picture of the year" Lisa Schwarzbaum / ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"The Best Picture of the Year" David Edelstein / NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Bigelow's direction is as crisp as ever." Kristopher Tapley / HitFix.com
"Bigelow &Boal are in a kind of sync that is rare in the history of cinema. Boal has raised the bar on the output of Bigelow's master-level visual skill by giving her material to work with that is seriously challenging and meaningful." David Poland / MOVIE CITY NEWS
“Chastain inhabits this woman fully. It's a very lived-in performance, and she continues to blow me away in terms of how much technical skill she exhibits as an actor, and yet how natural every choice she makes seems to be."
“Greig Fraser's cinematography is great and grounded throughout" Drew McWeeny / HitFix
“The movie is as relentless as its heroine. Chastain will earn her second Oscar nomination." Anne Thompson / THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD
“ZERO DARK THIRTY moves with speed, weight, brains and grace." Richard Corliss / TIME MAGAZINE
"On a technical level, Zero Dark Thirty is a marvel." Tim Grierson / SCREEN DAILY
"A Tour de Force" Christopher Orr / THE ATLANTIC
"Jessica Chastain is a revelation." Kenneth Turan / LOS ANGELES TIMES
“The work of a commanding filmmaker" Joe Morgenstern / WALL STREET JOURNAL
"A Film To Define A Decade." Mark Hughes / FORBES
"Jessica Chastain's performance is worth its weight in gold." Betsy Sharkey / LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Ms. Bigelow's direction here is unexpectedly stunning, at once bold and intimate: she has a genius for infusing even large-scale action set pieces with the human element." Manohla Dargis / THE NEW YORK TIMES
"The Best Picture of the Year" Ann Hornaday / THE WASHINGTON POST
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