Monday, March 1, 2010

Countdown to Oscar 2010: The 2009 New York Film Critics Awards

At its website, the New York Film Critics Circle describes itself as "an organization of film reviewers from New York-based publications that exists to honor excellence in U.S. and world cinema."

The Circle was founded in 1935, and its membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying on-line general-interest publications. Every year in December the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the previous calendar year's films.

The New York Film Critics Circle 2009 Awards:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay: In The Loop

Best Actress: Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

Best Actor: George Clooney - Up In The Air / Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique - Precious

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Best Cinematographer: Christian Berger - The White Ribbon

Best Animated Film: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Of Time and The City

Best Foreign Film: Summer Hours (France)

Best First Film: Hunger - Steve McQueen (Director)

Special: Andrew Sarris

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