2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

Awards season is officially underway for 2014! Last week we had the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations, essentially kicking off kudos season for indies. In the upcoming days we'll see many more such lists, including the winners of the National Board of Review Awards, British Independent Film Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and New York Film Critics Online Awards, along with the American Film Institute's Top 10 of the Year and the nominees for the Critics' Choice Awards.

Today the New York Film Critics Circle weighed in with their choices for the best in cinema of 2014. This organization is arguably the most prestigious and influential of the numerous critics groups in the country as many look to their choices for an indication of what direction the Academy Awards will take. The NYFCC has matched the Oscar winner for Best Picture three times in the last 10 years while the two groups have agreed on Best Director in six of those 10 years.

The New York Film Critics Circle is an organization of film reviewers from New York-based publications that exists to honor excellence in U.S. and world cinema. Founded in 1935, the Circle’s membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying on-line general-interest publications. Every year in December the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the previous calendar year’s films.

Here are the winners of the 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Film

Best Actor
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant; Two Days, One Night)

Best Director
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida (Poland, director Pawel Pawlikowski)

Best Animated Film
The Lego Movie (directors Phil Lord, Christopher Miller)

Best Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel (director Wes Anderson)

Special Award
Adrienne Mencia

Best Cinematography
Darius Khondji, The Immigrant

Best First Film
The Babadook (director Jennifer Kent)

Best Non-fiction Film (Documentary)
Citizenfour (director Laura Poitras)


Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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