African American Film Critics Assn. chooses ‘Zero’

Nate“Zero Dark Thirty” was named the top picture of the year by the African American Film Critics Assn., which gave “Middle of Nowhere” honors for lead actress Emayatzy Corinealdi and to Ava DuVernay for her screenplay.

Ben Affleck of “Argo” was best director, while Denzel Washington (“Flight”) won lead actor honors. Nate Parker (right, “Arbitrage”) and Sally Field (“Lincoln”) earned supporting acting kudos.

“The Intouchables” won for top foreign-language film, while “The House I Live In” and “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” tied in documentary. “Rise of the Guardians” won for top animated feature. 

The org’s top 10 in film this year: “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Argo,” “Lincoln,” “Middle of Nowhere,” “Life of Pi,” “Les Miserables,” “Django Unchained,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Think Like a Man.”

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