The Chicago Film Critics Monday named "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's controversial drama about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, top movie of 2012.
The drama, which opens in Chicago Jan. 4, led competitors with five awards, including director, editing, screenplay for Mark Boal and actress for Jessica Chastain.
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Paul Thomas Anderson's complex drama "The Master" won second place with four awards: supporting actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman, supporting actress for Amy Adams, cinematography and score.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" took best actor honors for Daniel Day-Lewis.
The Chicago Film Critics Awards will formally be presented Feb. 9 at the Muvico Theatre in Rosemont.
The 2012 Chicago Film Critics Awards at a glance:
Best Picture: "Zero Dark Thirty"
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Actress: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, "The Master"
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Original Screenplay: "Zero Dark Thirty"
Adapted Screenplay: "Lincoln"
Foreign Film: "Amour"
Documentary: "The Invisible War"
Cinematography: "The Master"
Editing: "Zero Dark Thirty"
Art Direction: "Moonrise Kingdom"
Score: "The Master"
Most Promising Performer: Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Most Promising Filmmaker: Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"