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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Jessica Chastain as "Maya"

Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2012) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

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Jessica Chastain Will Not Be on 'True Detective' Season 2

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The Full 'Interstellar' Trailer Will Blow Your Mind, Make You Cry (VIDEO)

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Weekend Box Office (01/13/13): Zero Dark Thirty tops while Gangster Squad disappoints and Haunted House exceeds expectations.

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Weekend Box Office: Hobbit Tops, Jack Reacher Leads New Releases in Pre-Christmas Pile-Up

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'Lawless': Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska In Prohibition Promo (PHOTO)

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Pre-Oscar Parties: Celebs Makes The Rounds At Vanity Fair's Vanities Party

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Best Actor: Clooney or Pitt?

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BAFTA Rising Star Award: Hayley Atwell On Lack Of Female Nominees

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Jessica Chastain On Meeting Meryl Streep: 'I Was So Shocked'

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