The New York Film Critics Circle Names The Irishman Best Film of 2019


The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) has just finished announcing their awards, and it's certainly a bizarre group of selections to say the least. The group has awarded Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" Best Picture of the year, while also receiving Best Supporting Actor for Joe Pesci

Other peculiar picks included Best Director going to Benny and Josh Safdie for "Uncut Gems," Lupita Nyong'o receiving Best Actress for "Us," and Quentin Tarantino winning Best Screenplay for his curiously meandering script for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

That being said, there were a few good selections in there, including Antonio Banderas winning Best Actor for his outstanding performance in "Pain and Glory," as well as Laura Dern winning Best Supporting Actress for "Marriage Story" and "Little Women." As mentioned earlier, Joe Pesci was also awarded Best Supporting Actor for his fine turn in "The Irishman."

Next up sees the New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) announcing their awards on Saturday the 7th, so be sure to check back to see their selections.

In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of today's winners:

Best Picture - The Irishman

Best Director - Benny and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems

Best Screenplay - Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actress - Lupita Nyong'o, Us

Best Actor - Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Best Supporting Actress - Laura Dern, Marriage Story and Little Women

Best Supporting Actor - Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Best Cinematography - Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Animated Film - I Lost My Body

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary) - Honeyland

Best Foreign Language Film - Parasite

Best First Film - Atlantics

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