The New York Film Critics Circle gave “Carol” the awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography in a major coup for the period lesbian romance. Todd Haynes’ latest film seemed from the get-go to be a heavyweight contender at the Oscars, and the accolades from the critics group will certainly help its case.
Two younger actresses were recognized by the NYFCC for their performances this year: Saoirse Ronan was named Best Actress for “Brooklyn” and Kristen Stewart Best Supporting Actress for “Clouds of Sils Maria.”
“Inside Out” won Best Animated Film — an early victory that will inevitably herald the Pixar film’s domination of the animation field during awards season.
Here are all the female-centric winners from the NYFCC:
Best Picture: “Carol”
Best Director: Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Best Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy, “Carol”
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Best Cinematography: Edward Lachman, “Carol”
Best Animated Film: “Inside Out”