The New York Film Critic Circle Announced its 2017 NYFCC Award Winners !
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,11.30.17)The New York Film Critics Circle, an organization of film reviewers from New York-based publications that exists to honor excellence in U.S. and world cinema, announced and released its 2017 NYFCC Award Winners.
Founded in 1935, the Circle’s membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying online general-interest publications. Every year in December the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the previous calendar year’s films.
Among the categories: best picture, director, screenplay, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, cinematography, animated film, and best first feature. Special standalone awards are also given to individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions to the art of cinema, including producers, directors, actors, writers, critics, historians, film restorers, and service organizations.
The Circle’s awards are often viewed as harbingers of the Oscar nomination, which are announced each February. The Circle’s awards are also viewed, perhaps more accurately, as a principled alternative to the Oscars, honoring aesthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and political pressures.
The 2017 New York Film Critic Circle Award Winners:
Sean Baker THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Paul Thomas Anderson PHANTOM THREAD
Saoirse Ronan LADY BIRD
Timothee Chalamet CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Best Supporting Actress
Tiffany Haddish GIRLS TRIP
Best Supporting Actor
Willen Dafoe THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Rachel Morrison MUDBOUND
Best Animated Film
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
Best Foreign Language Film
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Best First Film
Jordan Peele GET OUT
Molly Haskell CAREER ACHIEVEMENT