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New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2015: Winners: CAROL, BROOKLYN, SPOTLIGHT

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Carol, Brooklyn, Spotlight, and the winners for 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards have been announced. The 81th Annual New York Film Critics Circle “which are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. It is considered one of the most important precursors to the Academy Awards, although the Oscars were first awarded on 16 May 1929. The New York Film Critics’ Circle also gives special stand-alone awards to individuals and/or organizations that they believe have made significant contributions to the art of cinema that includes other film critics, film restorers, historians and service organizations.”

Carol is getting great reviews, including by our own film critic Macro Margaritoff, when he saw the film at the New York Film Festival. We will have to wait for the next few rounds of critics awards before we know if this is a pattern or not.

The full listing of winners for the 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Picture

Best Director
Todd Haynes

Best Screenplay

Best Actress
Saoirse Ronan

Best Actor
Michael Keaton

Best Supporting Actress
Kristen Stewart
Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance
Bridge of Spies

Best Cinematographer
Edward Lachman

Best Animated Film
Inside Out

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
In Jackson Heights

Best Foreign Language Film

Best First Film
László Nemes
Son of Saul

Special Award
William Becker and Janus Films

Special Award
Ennio Morricone

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