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Wednesday December 02, 2015

NYFCC Sings Oh! Carol

Todd Haynes, Carol

Oh, Carol.

The New York Film Critics Circle chose its year-end awards today. The fascinating thing to me is that “Carol,” Todd Haynes' drama about a love affair between two women in the 1950s, starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchettóboth of whom have been getting†great noticesówas awarded in the following categories: film, director, screenplay, cinematography ... but not actress or supporting actress. That's actually a good sign. Means those categories are stacked.

Nice to see Mark Rylance win for “Bridge of Spies”,†and Kristen Stewart for “Sils Maria.” I was effusive in my praise for both. Ditto “Inside Out.” Looking forward to seeing “Son of Saul.”

Here's NYFCC's awards from last year.†

And this year's cherces:

  • Best film: Carol
  • Best director: Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Best actor: Michael Keaton, Spotlight
  • Best actress: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Best supporting actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Best supporting actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Best screenplay: Carol, Phyllis Nagy
  • Best animated film: Inside Out
  • Best cinematography: Carol, Edward Lachman
  • Best first film: Son of Saul
  • Best foreign film: Timbuktu (Mauritania)
  • Best non-fiction film (documentary): In Jackson Heights directed by Frederick Wiseman.
  • Special Award:Posthumous award honoring the legacy of William Becker and Janus Films
  • Special Award # 2: composer Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Posted at 06:38 PM on Wednesday December 02, 2015 in category Movies - Awards