Home Movies Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Albert Brooks, Jessica Chastain Win NY Film Critics

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.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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