"There Will be Blood" earned the honors for best actor for star Daniel Day-Lewis, as well as for best cinematography for Robert Elswit.
Amy Ryan was named best supporting actress for her work in "Gone Baby Gone"; "Persepolis" won the award for best animated film; "No End in Sight" took the prize for best non-fiction film and "The Lives of Others" earned the best foreign-language film accolade.
The Circle's awards ceremony is slated to take place in New York City on Jan. 6.
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