The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is an organization of film reviewers from New York-based publications. The organization honor excellence in the U.S. and world cinema. The New York Film Critics Circle named Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” the best film of 2014 and also honored director Richard Linklater and supporting actress Patricia Arquette. Read on for further details.
Marion Cotillard won the best actress award for her work in two films, “The Immigrant” and “Two Days, One Night.” Darius Khondji won the cinematography award for “The Immigrant.” Timothy Spall won the best actor for “Mr. Turner.” J.K. Simmons honored with best supporting actor award for “Whiplash.”
Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the honor for screenplay. Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” won NYFCC’s award for the first film. Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour,” honored as Best Non-fiction Film.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Polish film “Ida” won the Best Foreign Language Film and “The Lego Movie” won the trophy or Best Animated Film. NYFCC gave a special award to Adrienne Mancia, the former film curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
The organization tweeted its selections as the decisions were being made during voting session meeting, which was held on Monday in New York. The NYFCC shared the award winners on Twitter.
Best Picture: Boyhood #NYFCC
— Sidney Falco (@Sidney_Falco) December 1, 2014
Founded in 1935, the Circle’s membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines and qualifying on-line general-interest publications. The Circle’s awards are often viewed as a prototype of the Oscar nominations, which are announced each February.
The Circle’s awards are also considered as an upright stand-in to the Oscars, generating the esthetic worth in a forum that is impervious to commercial and political demands.
Click HERE to see the full list of the winners for this year's New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
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