- by Jeff Beck
New York Film Critics Circle Names Lady Bird Best Film of 2017
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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