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Zero Dark Thirty
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Directed By
Kathryn Bigelow
Produced By
Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison
Written By
Mark Boal
Cast
Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton
Music By
Ronald J. Webb
Studio
Annapurna Pictures
Country
USA
Language
English
Release Date
December 19, 2012
Rating
Rating R

Zero Dark Thirty is a film by director Kathryn Bigelow, who is best known for becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her film The Hurt Locker, which also won Best Picture in 2009. It was released in theaters on December 19th, 2012.

Plot SummaryEdit

Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, finishing with his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011.

CastEdit

  • Jessica Chastain as Maya
  • Joel Edgerton as Patrick, Red Squadron Team Leader
  • Mark Strong as George
  • Jennifer Ehle as Jessica
  • Chris Pratt as Justin, a U.S. Navy SEAL
  • Kyle Chandler as Joseph Bradley, CIA Islamabad Station Chief
  • Ricky Sekhon as Osama bin laden
  • Édgar Ramírez as Larry from Ground Branch
  • James Gandolfini as Leon Panetta
  • Harold Perrineau as Jack
  • Jason Clarke as Dan
  • Taylor Kinney as Jared, a U.S. Navy SEAL
  • Mark Duplass as Steve, a U.S Navy SEAL
  • Nash Edgerton
  • Parker Sawyers
  • Josh Kelly
  • Mousa Al-Satary
  • Joseph Beachy
  • Frank Grillo as the Red Squadron Commanding Officer
  • Stephen Dillane as the National Security Advisor
  • Scott Adkins as John
  • Mark Valley as C-130 Pilot

Filming LocationsEdit

The film was shot at Chandigarh, India. Some parts of Chandigarh were turned into Lahore and Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was found and killed in May 2011. There have been reports of Right-wing Hindu protests against the Pakistani portrayal on Indian land.[1]

AccoladesEdit

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
African-American Film Critics Association December 16, 2012 Top Film of 2012 Zero Dark Thirty Won
Austin Film Critics Association December 18, 2012 Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Won
Boston Society of Film Critics December 9, 2012 Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Won
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Editing William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor Won
Boston Online Film Critics Association December 7, 2012 Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
Best Editing William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor Won
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award]] January 10, 2013 Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty Results pending
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Results pending
Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Results pending
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Results pending
Best Editing William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor Results pending
Chicago Film Critics Association December 17, 2012 Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty Won
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
Best Supporting Actor Jason Clarke Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
Best Cinematography Greig Fraser Nominated
Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
Best Editing William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor Won
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association December 18, 2012 Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Screenplay Mark Boal Won
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
Detroit Film Critics Society December 14, 2012 Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Nominated
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Florida Film Critics Circle December 18, 2012 Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
70th Golden Globe Awards January 13, 2013 Best Motion Picture - Drama Zero Dark Thirty Results pending
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Results pending
Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama Jessica Chastain Results pending
Best Screenplay Mark Boal Results pending
Houston Film Critics Society January 5, 2013 Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty Results pending
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Results pending
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Results pending
Best Screenplay Mark Boal Results pending
Las Vegas Film Critics Society December 12, 2012 Best Editing Won
London Film Critics' Circle January 20, 2012 Director of the Year Kathryn Bigelow Results pending
Screenwriter of the Year Mark Boal Results pending
Actress of the Year Jessica Chastain Results pending
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2012 December 9, 2012 Best Editing William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor Won
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Nominated
National Board of Review Awards 2012 December 5, 2012 Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Won
2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards December 3, 2012 Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Won
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Cinematographer Greig Fraser Won
Best Screenplay Mark Boal Nominated
New York Film Critics Online December 3, 2012 Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Won
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Screenplay Mark Boal Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society December 18, 2012 Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Nominated
Best Cinematography Greig Fraser Nominated
Best Film Editing William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2012 December 11, 2012 Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Nominated
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Best Editing William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle December 16, 2012 Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
Satellite Awards December 16, 2012 Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Nominated
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
Film Editing Dylan Tichenor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award January 27, 2013 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jessica Chastain Results pending
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association December 17, 2012 Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Nominated
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
Washington D. C. Area Film Critics Association December 10, 2012
Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Won
[Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
Best Actress Jessica Chastain Won
Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Nominated
Best Cinematography Greig Fraser Nominated

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See blog post: Zero Dark Thirty Review Roundup

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