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  • by Jeff Beck

New York Film Critics Circle Names Lady Bird Best Film of 2017

Lady Bird

Today saw the New York Film Critics Circle announce their year end awards, culminating in the group naming Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" as the Best Film of 2017. The film also received Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan.

The group had a number of unexpected recipients, including Tiffany Haddish for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Girls Trip" and Sean Baker for Best Director for The Florida Project (beating out several high-profile names like Nolan, Del Toro, McDonagh, Spielberg, and more).

Other than that, surprises that weren't entirely unexpected included Timothee Charlamet winning Best Actor for his outstanding performance in "Call Me By Your Name" and Willem Dafoe winning Best Supporting Actor for "The Florida Project" (again beating out presumed frontrunners like Rockwell, Harrelson, and Hammer).

Next week sees several more groups naming their top picks, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Dec. 3) and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (Dec. 8), so be sure to check back to see how the awards race is progressing.

Until then, please find a complete list of today's winner's below:

Best Film: Lady Bird

Best Director: Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Best Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Cinematography: Rachel Morrison, Mudbound

Best Animated Film: Coco

Best Documentary: Faces Places (Agnes Varda)

Best Foreign Language Film: BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best First Film: Get Out

Special Award for Career Achievement: Molly Haskell

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