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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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