“I always thought film critics were full of shit,” began Ethan Coen (pictured, right) while accepting an award Sunday night at the festive New York Film Critics Circle dinner in Times Square. He paused a healthy moment as the audience roared. “But this year you’ve shown a lot of taste and discernment.” He then generously thanked the critics for their support of his and his brother Joel Coen‘s (left) new film. We’ll have some iPOP images on indieWIRE on Tuesday, but here’s one from my seat as the Coens accepted one of their three awards on Sunday night, including best picture, director and screenplay. I was thrilled to be seated with The Carpetbagger himself, David Carr, who offers a terrific rundown of the evening‘s big winners over at his New York Times blog. As always, the NYFCC dinner was a classy, entertaining affair, celebrating the best of the year and saluting the hard work done each week by New York’s many terrific film critics. Cheers!