The New York Film Critics Circle has anointed TÁR its best film and Cate Blanchett best actress, while Colin Farrell was named best actor for After Yang and The Banshees Of Inisherin.
S. S. Rajamouli was proclaimed best director for his Indian action epic sensation RRR as the critics group also announced on Twitter that Martin McDonagh had won best screenplay for The Banshees Of Inisherin
Meanwhile Charlotte Wells’s Aftersun took the best first film award. The British newcomer continues to impress in awards season after earning the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the Gothams earlier this week for her father-daughter drama.
Jerzy Skolimowski’s Polish Oscar submission EO was named best international feature, setting it up to be a lively contender in that category throughout awards season.
Ke Huy Quan from Everything Everywhere All At Once maintained a good start to awards season by claiming the supporting actor award as he did earlier this week at the Gothams. Keke Palmer won the supporting actress award for Nope.
Laura Poitras’s All The Beauty And The Bloodshed and Dean Fleischer-Camp’s Marcel The Shell With Shoes On earned non-fiction and animation awards, respectively.
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was among three special award winners alongside curator and publisher Jake Perlin and distributor of Chinese films dGenerate Films.
The awards will be handed out during the group’s annual ceremony on January 4 2023 at Tao Downtown.
New York Film Critics Circle winners in full
Best film: TÁR
Best director: S. S. Rajamouli, RRR
Best actress: Cate Blanchett, TÁR
Best actor: Colin Farrell, After Yang and The Banshees Of Inisherin
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Best International Film: EO
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick
Best Supporting Actress: Keke Palmer, Nope
Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Non-Fiction Film: All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
Best Animated Feature: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Best First Film: Aftersun
Special Award: Jake Perlin
Special Award: dGenerate Films
Special Award: Jafar Panahi