By Jack Rico
The New York Film Critics Circle surprisingly voted yesterday wins in three different categories for “Zero Dark Thirty” as the Best Picture, Kathryn Bigelow for Best Director and Greig Fraser for Best Cinematography. Despite not winning in the Best Actress department, Jessica Chastain (protagonist of ZDT) is nevertheless one of the favorites to win it at the Oscars come February 24th, 2013.
I wonder if she was dejected by not winning and does she feel it’s a sign of things to come? But what if she wins every award from here on out, including the Oscar? In the video below, I sat down with Chastain herself to ask her directly what it would mean for her if she won Best Actress at the Oscars.
Chastain’s biggest competition will be Sally Field (Lincoln), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), and Helen Hunt (The Sessions). The first true litmus test for Oscar gold will be the winners of the BFCA’s Critic’s Choice Movie Awards on the CW this coming January. It’ll set the real tone.
Official 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.