Most recently, the NBR honored “Zero Dark Thirty” as its best picture; Kathryn Bigelow and Jessica Chastain were also honored in the director and lead actress categories. It helped propel the film to a strong start in awards season, before controversy over its depiction of torture undermined its larger Oscar hopes.
“There are so many exciting films being released this year by both established and up-and-coming filmmakers,” NBR prexy Annie Schulhof said. “From the biggest blockbuster to the most intimate independent film, we can’t wait to watch these diverse stories unfold and to share and celebrate these experiences together during our awards gala at Cipriani.”
The NBR gala will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street.