The Big Apple’s premier critics group is set to make a big mark on the early Oscar race.
Comprising some of the city’s top film journalists — including EW’s Leah Greenblatt — the New York Film Critics Circle will reveal its picks for the best in film from the past calendar year on Wednesday morning, ultimately boosting the visibility of key contenders in the Academy Awards contest.
Though its membership does not cross over with the Academy’s industry-focused base, the NYFCC is regarded as one of the most reliable Oscar forecasters on the critical circuit. When it comes to Oscar overlap, each of the NYFCC’s Best Film victors across the last decade except 2015’s Todd Haynes-directed Carol has received a corresponding Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Over the same 10-year frame, a trio of NYFCC Best Actress winners — Rachel Weisz (2012’s The Deep Blue Sea), Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), and Regina Hall (Support the Girls) — didn’t follow up with an Oscar nod. On the men’s side, the only NYFCC Best Actor champions since 2009 who didn’t receive an Oscar nomination are Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Michael Keaton (Spotlight), and Ethan Hawke (First Reformed).
Last year, the NYFCC correctly predicted the Academy’s eventual Best Director champion, Roma’s Alfonso Cuarón, while the group’s Best Supporting Actor winner, Can You Ever Forgive Me?’s Richard E. Grant, received a follow-up nomination at the Oscars.
Read on for a full list of the NYFCC’s 2019 award winners, updating live as they’re announced.
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Foreign Language Film:
Best Animated Film:
Best First Film: Mati Diop – Atlantics
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