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National Society of Film Critics Award Winners Announced

Today, the National Society of Film Critics announced their winners and runners-up for their award ceremony. Here is the list of winners and runners-up for each respective category from the NSFC:

Best Picture: Drive My Car (Runners-up: Petite Maman, and The Power of the Dog)

Best Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Runners-up: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog, and Céline Sciamma, Petite Maman)

Best Screenplay: Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, Drive My Car (Runners-up: Pedro Almodovar, Parallel Mothers, and Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza)

Best Actor: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car (Runners-up: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog, and Simon Rex, Red Rocket)

Best Actress: Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers (Runners-up: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World, and Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza)

Best Supporting Actor: Anders Danielsen Lie, The Worst Person in the World (Runners-up: Vincent Lindon, Titane, Mike Faist, West Side Story, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog)

Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Negga, Passing (Runners-up: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story, and Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter)

Best Cinematography: Andrew Droz Palermo, The Green Knight (Runners-up: Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog, and Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Memoria)

Film Heritage Award: Maya Cade, Bertrand Tavernier, Peter Bogdanovich

Special Citation for a Film Awaiting U.S. Distribution: Returning to Reims

Per rules, because Drive My Car, has won Best Picture, the National Society of Film Critics will not vote on a Best Foreign-Language Film prize this year.

Source: NSFC


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Robert Hamer
1 year ago

This makes Drive My Car only the sixth film of my lifetime to sweep the Best Picture awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Society of Film Critics.

The other five being The Social Network, The Hurt Locker, L.A. Confidential, Schindler’s List, and Goodfellas. Which also means Drive My Car is the first movie in a language other than English to achieve this.

Pretty impressive feat!

Joey Magidson
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

To say that it’s exceeding initial precursor expectations is an understatement…



Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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