While not always the best predictor for the Oscars, the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is one of the first critics groups to make their picks for the best of the year. The Gotham Awards and National Board of Review have come out with their awards thus far, naming films The Lost Daughter and Licorice Pizza as the best of 2021.
The NYFCC picks reflect a wide range in film, honoring not only independent features, but those that are considered Oscar contenders as well. Though sometimes unconventional, the NYFCC is one of the first indications of what is to come during awards season.
Below are the list of the newly announced winners:
Best Film: Drive My Car
Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Best Screenplay: Licorice Pizza
Best Actress: Lady Gaga, The House of Gucci
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Best Supporting Actress: Kathryn Hunter, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Best Cinematography: West Side Story
Best Non-Fiction Film: Flee
Best Foreign Language Film: The Worst Person in the World
Best Animated Film: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Best First Film: The Lost Daughter
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