The Babadook, a horror movie that explores maternal isolation and frustration, was named Best First Film, while Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden that was shot as the whistleblower revealed NSA secrets to journalists for the first time, was chosen for Best Nonfiction Film.
A Special Award was given to Adrienne Mancia, the 84-year-old curator at MoMA’s Department of Film.
Here are the female NYFCC winners:
Best Nonfiction Film: Citizenfour
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Special Award: Adrienne Mancia
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night)
Best First Film: Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)