The New York Film Critics Circle has chosen Brad Pitt for Best Actor in “Moneyball” and “Tree of Life,” Meryl Streep for Best actress in “The Iron Lady,” Albert Brooks for “Drive” Best Supporting Actor, Jessica Chastain for Best Supporting Actress for three movies: “The Help,” “The Tree of Life,” and “Take Shelter.” JC Chandor’s “Margin Call” is Best First Feature. Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” is best non fiction film. “Separation” from Sony Pictures Classics is Best Foreign Film.
“Margin Call” beat Sean Durkin’s much loved “Martha Marcy May Marlene” with Elizabeth Olsen in that category.
The NYFCC is voting right now for its annual awards. The Critics organization had planned to vote yesterday but had to put it off so they could see David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” a late entry. One movie for this season, Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud,” was skipped entirely because it wasn’t ready. Even so, not all the critics in the group had a chance to see Angelina Jolie’s debut as a director, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” set in Bosnia. The group’s voting goes on for a few hours beginning at 9:30am, with results coming intermittently. Check here and check our Twitter feed–@showbiz411–to see what the heck is going on.