The Irishman, described by director Martin Scorsese as an effort to deal with "the nature of who we are as human beings," has won Best Film at this year's New York Critics' Circle awards, announced today. It debuted at the New York Film Festival and today also received a Best Supporting Actor award for Joe Pesci.
Best actor went to Antonio Banderas for Pain And Glory, while Lupita Nyong'o was named Best Actress for her dual role in Us. Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Marriage Story and Little Women.
"This year has felt more unpredictable than most in terms of what our members have championed," said NYFCC chair Alison Willmore. "I'm thrilled that we ended up with such a varied array of choices, and that we managed to do so with minimal fisticuffs."
Those awards in full:-
- Benny and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
- Lupita Nyong’o, Us
- Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory
Best Supporting Actress:
- Laura Dern, Marriage Story and Little Women
Best Supporting Actor:
- Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Best Foreign Language Film:
- Claire Mathon, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Best Nonfiction Film:
Best First Film:
- Atlantics (Mati Diop)
Best Animated Film:
- I Lost My Body
- Randy Newman