New York Film Critics Circle winners confound award prophets

Only 2 of the 11 pundits predicting the winners of the New York Film Critics Circle Awards correctly foresaw the victory of “The Artist” as Best Picture: Ed Douglas (Comingsoon) and Christopher Rosen (Moviefone). Seven had predicted a big win by “The Descendants.”

-INSERTS:26- Four pundits tied for best score (three) when forecasting six categories – see rundown below. Only Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly) predicted the Best Actor victory by Brad Pitt (“Moneyball“).

See the full list of the pundits’ NYFCC predix. See the list of NYFCC winners.

Ed Douglas (Comingsoon) – 3
Michael Musto (Village Voice) – 3
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) – 3
Chuck Walton (Fandango) – 3

Guy Lodge (In Contention, Hitfix) – 2
Christopher Rosen (Moviefone) – 2
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) – 2

Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly) – 1
Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today) – 1

Kevin Lewin (WENN) – 0
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood, IndieWire) – 0

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