Kathryn Bigelow First Woman to Win New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Twice

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty — the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden — doesn't officially hit theaters until December 19, but is already garnering accolades: The New York Film Critics Circle has selected the movie as the year's Best Film. In addition, Bigelow has been awarded Best Director. The NYFCC has been handing out awards since 1935, and Bigelow is only the third woman to win Best Director — and the first woman to win that award twice. Bigelow won for The Hurt Locker in 2009. In 2003, Sofia Coppola won for Lost In Translation and in 1993, Jane Campion was the winner for The Piano. Think about it: 77 years of films. Three women. In any case, congrats are in order for Bigelow.

In other news, the NYFCC chose Matthew McConaughey as 2012's Best Supporting Actor for his work in Magic Mike. Kudos.

[Vulture, IndieWire, LA Times, NYFCC]