Friday, May 17, 2024

UPDATING LIVE NY Film Critics: Lady Gaga for “Gucci,” Kathryn Hunter for “Macbeth,” 3 for “Power of the Dog,” Best Film “Drive My Car”


The New York Film Critics Circle is choosing winners in real time.

BEST FILM: “Drive My Car.” Why? Just to be different.

Lady Gaga wins Best Actress for “House of Gucci.” Very cool. She’s guaranteed an Oscar nod now, along with Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Chastain, and Kristen Stewart.

Benedict Cumberbatch is Best Actor for “The Power of the Dog.” (This means the NY Film Festival party at Tavern on the Green was a success.) Jane Campion wins Best Director for “Power of the Dog.” After NBR went against Netflix, NYFCC is all in!

Most lovely choice for Best Supporting ActressKathryn Hunter, who plays the three witches in Joel Coen’s “Tragedy of Macbeth.” Really thrilling choice. She played Puck in Julie Taymor’s extraordinary “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Brooklyn and was incendiary. Gifted actress.

Best Supporting Actor goes to Kodi Smit-McPhee for “The Power of the Dog,” also an inspired and spot on decision.

Best First Film: “The Lost Daughter” from Maggie Gyllenhaal. Congrats to Maggie!

Best Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson for “Licorice Pizza”

Foreign film goes to “The Worst Person in the World.” Non fiction film to animated doc, “Flee.”

Best Animated Film: “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.”

Best Cinematography: “West Side Story”

SPECIAL AWARD: Maya Cade for the creation of the Black Film Archive.

SPECIAL AWARD: Diane Weyermann, posthumous award for supporting daring and impactful filmmaking at Sundance and Participant.

SPECIAL AWARD: Marshall Fine for his years of service as NYFCC’s General Manager and decades on the NY film scene

So far they’re batting a thousand.

Keep refreshing…


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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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