In a Squeaker, National Society of Film Critics Goes for ‘Rider’ Over ‘Roma’
The Natonal Society of Film Critics issued their year-end awards last night, and here are the winners, along with runners up. I like that they gave you the point totals for each, too. Would be interesting if the Academy did the same.
- Olivia Colman (The Favourite) 36 points
- Regina Hall (Support the Girls) 33
- Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) 27
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
- Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) 47
- Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) 37
- Emma Stone (The Favourite) 24
- Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) 58
- Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate) 30
- Ben Foster (Leave No Trace) 25 and John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers, Stan & Ollie) 25
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
- Steven Yeun (Burning) 40
- Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) 35
- Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk, Widows, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) 32
- Roma (Alfonso Cuarσn) 70
- If Beale Street Could Talk (James Laxton) 26
- Cold War (Lukasz Zal) 24
- The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin) 47
- Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty) 27
- The Favourite (Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara) 24
- The Rider 44
- Roma 41
- Burning 27
- Alfonso Cuarσn (Roma) 60
- Lee Chang-dong (Burning) 22 and Chloι Zhao (The Rider) 22
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:
- Roma 44
- Cold War 34
- Burning 30 and Shoplifters 30
BEST NON-FICTION FILM:
- Minding the Gap 35
- Shirkers 31
- Amazing Grace 24
FILM HERITAGE AWARD:
- To the team of producers, editors, restorers, technicians, and cineastes who labored for decades to bring Orson Welles's The Other Side of the Wind to completion for a new generation of movie lovers.
- To the Museum of Modern Art for restoring Ernst Lubitsch's 1923 film Rosita, starring Mary Pickford.
SPECIAL CITATION for a film awaiting U.S. distribution: A Family Tour (Ying Liang, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia).
Closest race was best actress and best film. One wonders if “Roma” might‘ve won its best pic if it also wasn’t up for best foreign-language film.
Still need to see “The Rider.” P and I saw “Minding the Gap” yesterday. I went in thinking it was about daredevil skateboarders. Nope.
Here are the past winners from the Natonal Society of Film Critics, so you can see if you agree much. I tend to, give or take a Godard:
|2004||Million Dollar Baby|
|2007||There Will Be Blood|
|2008||Waltz with Bashir|
|2009||The Hurt Locker|
|2010||The Social Network|
|2013||Inside Llewyn Davis|
|2014||Goodbye to Language|