The move from the original date of Nov 28 means New York critics will be able to accommodate Sony’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which begins its first screenings on Nov 28. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close however will not screen in time for consideration.

The NYFCC will hand out its awards on Jan 9 2012. “We were looking forward to voting on Monday, November 28th, but due to conflicting schedules, we have made the decision to move back a day to ensure all of our voters have the opportunity to see all of the eligible films,” chairman John Anderson said in a statement.

Meanwhile Warner Bros’ Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen Daldry and like Dragon Tattoo, produced by Scott Rudin, is expected to begin screening to US groups on Dec 2.