Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty, the movie chronicling the 10-year search for Osama bin Laden,  has been named best film of the year today by the New York Film Critics Circle.

And Bigelow proved a big hit, also winning best director for the picture, which was her first since The Hurt Locker – which also received big kudos from the Circle back in 2009 when she picked up the top honors. This time around, Greig Fraser also won for cinematography, making Zero Dark Thirty a huge winner all round; and you’ll be able to see it when it opens on Dec. 19

Other winners included Daniel Day-Lewis, who according to the LA Times was named as best actor for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg epic Lincoln. Best supporting actress went to Sally Field, who played the 16th’s president’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. This will be Day-Lewis’ fifth award from the organization, although his last win was five years ago, with There Will Be Blood. Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner was also recognised for the movie.

Moving on, Rachel Weisz came away with best actress for The Deep Blue Sea, in which she played a married woman who has an affair with an RAF pilot.

Matthew McConaughey won supporting honors for two separate roles; a local district attorney in Bernie, as well as a male strip club owner in Magic Mike.

Best foreign film went to Amour from director Michael Hanke, while Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie was recognised as best animated film (that one’s also recently earned an Annie Award nomination for best animated feature).

David France‘s How to Survive a Plague won best first film, while best documentary went to Central Park Five, which was a bit of a family-directed film from Ken Burns and daughter Sarah Burns, as well as David McMahon.

The New York Film Critics Circle was founded in 1935, and consists of various critics from associated press – daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and some qualified websites.

The awards will be presented at Crimson (a club) in New York on January 7.