Though beaten to the “best films of the year” punch by the National Board of Review, The New York Film Critics Circle is not far behind, staking its place as one of the first major critics groups to unveil their best of the year. Unfortunately, the group is once again using Twitter to announce every step of the results of its voting, and I half wonder when they’ll just move on to Tinder style swiping with some kind of app… but I digress.
Todd Haynes‘ “Carol” has won big in the NYFCC poll, taking Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. However, in the acting categories, the NYFCC has divided the awards between four different pictures. Generally speaking, the NYFCC has little to no bearing on the Oscars, but this perhaps indicates the field is still very wide open, with no certainties among the contenders.
Check out the full list of winners below.
The 2015 New York Film Critics’ Circle Award Winners:
Best Film: “Carol“
Best Director: Todd Haynes, “Carol“
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn“
Best Actor: Michael Keaton, “Spotlight“
Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, “Clouds Of Sils Maria”
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge Of Spies“
Best Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy, “Carol“
Best Cinematography: Edward Lachman, “Carol“
Best Animated Film: “Inside Out“
Best Foreign Language Film: “Timbuktu“
Best Nonfiction Film: “In Jackson Heights”
Best First Film: “Son Of Saul“
Special Award #1: Posthumous Award honoring the legacy of William Becker and Janus Films
Special Award #2: Ennio Morricone, Composer