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Awards season continues on apace, and if things keep on the way things have been going this week, Kathryn Bigelow may need to enlarge her trophy cabinet. Her follow-up to the awards-laden "The Hurt Locker," Bin Laden-hunt picture "Zero Dark Thirty," hasn't even opened in theaters yet, but it already won the Best Film (along with Director and Cinematography) prize from the New York Film Critics' Circle on Monday, and now the National Board of Review (the somewhat nebulous organization who traditionally kicked off awards season, before the Nyfcc moved their dates up last year) have followed suit. In their awards, announced today, the Nbr awarded "Zero Dark Thirty" Best Picture and Best Director, as well as giving Best Actress to the film's lead Jessica Chastain, who's emerged as a serious challenger in the Oscar race in that category in the last couple of weeks. As ever, the Nbr named »

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