UPDATE with all the winners: The New York Film Critics Circle has selected Martin Scorsese’s film The Irishman as its Best Picture of 2019, the Critics Panel’s second straight major honor for Netlfix’s long-running (and long-in-the-works) mob drama. Yesterday the National Board of Review awarded him the same award.
The NYFCC, one of the premier review groups of film awards season, voted throughout Wednesday morning for its selections in 12 categories. Winners will be honored at the group’s annual gala on January 7 at Tao Downtown.
Also on the list of winners today was Lupita Nyong’o, named Best Actress for Universal’s We, and Antonio Banderas of Sony Pictures Classics’ pain and glory‘s was named Best Actor. Josh and Benny Safdie were named Best Director for A24’s Uncut Gemswhile Quentin Tarantino’s original script for Sony Once upon a time in Hollywood was voted Best Screenplay (Tarantino won Best Director at NBR yesterday).
Other winners include a second prize or The Irishman: Joe Pesci for Best Supporting Actor. Laura Dern won the award for actress in a supporting role for both Netflix Marriage story and Sony Little woman, rare double mention. Bong Joon-Ho’s Favorite International Oscar Parasite by Neon won the Foreign Language Film category.
Other winners included Mati Diop’s Atlantics for the best first film and honey country for best non-fiction film (see the full list of today’s winners below).
Last year, the NYFCC selected another Netlfix photo, that of Alfonso Cuarón Roma, as his best film. This one went on to earn 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and ultimately duplicated his wins as Director and NYFCC Cinematography. Last year, other wins doubled the feat at the Oscars: Regina King as a supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for the animated film.
The NYFCC, founded in 1935, includes reviews of daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, and online publications.
Here is the list of this year’s winners:
Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems
Best First Film
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Lupita Nyong’o, We
Best Supporting Actor
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, marriage history and little women
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Portrait of a lady on fire
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Non-Fiction Film
Best Animated Film
I lost my body
Cole Kronman (student scholarship)