Sunday, April 21, 2024

NY Film Critics Go For La La Land, Isabelle Huppert, Casey Affleck (Manchester), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight). Zootopia, OJ, Toni Erdmann


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The New York Film Critics Circle is voting right now. Will the Circle be unbroken? So far their choices are pretty mainstream, up the middle.

NYFCC’s picks are LaLaLand best picture, Isabelle Huppert best actress, Michelle  Williams best supporting actress, Casey Affleck, best actor for Manchester, Mahershala Ali for Moonlight best supporting actor, Zootopia for Best Animated Film, and the OJ: Made in America for best Documentary.

All those choices are fine and right on the nose. But the OJ doc is really for TV. There were so many good docs made as films, it’s too bad the NY critics didn’t choose one of those.

Best Screenplay– Manchester– Kenneth Lonergan

Best Cinematography– Moonlight

Foreign Language Film– Toni Erdmann

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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