The group has moved back its decision day after last year’s vote took place on Nov 28 as members jockeyed to be the first to announce winners and in the process excluded Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (pictured) from consideration.

Members of the New York Film Critics Circle will hand out the 2012 awards at the annual ceremony on Jan 7, 2013.

Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine, Nick Pinkerton of Village Voice and Keith Uhlich of Time Out New York have joined the group.

“We’re always happy to see the group grow,” said chairman Joshua Rothkopf. “Criticism is as vital as ever; our group celebrates the movies but also the art of response and interpretation. We’re looking forward to deliberating on the best of 2012 in the weeks to come.”