The New York Film Critics Circle voted today at Film at Lincoln Center for their 2022 awards winners. The awards will be handed out during their annual ceremony on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Tao Downtown.
“TÁR“ was awarded Best Film and S. S. Rajamouli was named Best Director for RRR. Cate Blanchett was selected as Best Actress for “TÁR.” Colin Farrell was chosen as Best Actor for “After Yang“ and “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Special Awards were given to Jake Perlin, curator, distributor, and publisher, in recognition of his indispensable contributions to film culture; dGenerate Films, for their invaluable work bringing independent films from China to a wider audience; and Jafar Panahi, for his dogged bravery as an artist, and for the humanity and beauty of a body of work created under the most oppressive circumstances. Nico Pedrero-Setzer and Greg Nussen were awarded the student scholarships. Full list of winners below.
“Today’s NYFCC winners reflect the broad range of our tastes, as well as what’s exciting audiences at cinemas today,” stated NYFCC Chair Jordan Hoffman. “It’s a stimulating group of movies, and our gala event in January is bound to be a memorable one.”
Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is the oldest critics group in the country, and among the most prestigious. The NYFCC’s membership includes critics from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and the web’s most respected online publications.
Every year the organization meets to vote on awards for the calendar year’s films, among the first of the major groups to pronounce its winners. Oftentimes the NYFCC’s selections pave a path for Awards Season, while other times their picks stand proudly independent from other organizations. The group’s awards dinner in early January is also considered a kick-off to a new year of glamorous events in New York City.
S. S. Rajamouli, RRR
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Cate Blanchett, TÁR
Colin Farrell, After Yang and The Banshees of Inisherin
Best Supporting Actress:
Keke Palmer, Nope
Best Supporting Actor:
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Foreign Language Film:
Claudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick
Best Nonfiction Film:
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Best First Film:
Best Animated Film:
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Jake Perlin, curator, distributor, publisher, in recognition of his indispensable contributions to film culture.
dGenerate Films, for their invaluable work bringing independent films from China to a wider audience.
Jafar Panahi, for his dogged bravery as an artist, and for the humanity and beauty of a body of work created under the most oppressive circumstances.
Undergraduate, Nico Pedrero-Setzer
Graduate, Greg Nussen