The New York Film CriticsCircle will announce its 70th annual awards winners at New York's Muse Hotel onDec 13.

Results will be postedonline immediately. On Jan 9 2005 the group will host its awards dinner at theRoosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.

"2004 has been a solid ifnot spectacular year,' newly elected vice chair and Us Weekly criticThelma Adams said in a statement.

"While it doesn't look tohave the hair-pulling excitement of the Yankees vs Red Sox face-off overall,the heat this year is centered in the leading man category, with at least nineperformances that will be strongly considered when we vote on December 13th."

Adams will chair the groupin 2005.