The New York Film Critics’ Circle announced the winners of their 82nd annual kudos on Thursday (Nov. 30). These Gotham-based reviewers are the first critics group to weigh in with their picks for the top pic with their Los Angeles counterparts (LAFCA) due to chime in on Sunday.
The NYFCC is so determined to be one of the first groups to weigh in with its picks for the best of the year that the date of its decision-making keeps getting advanced. But how much influence does it have on the last group to be heard from — the motion picture academy which will reveal the Oscar winners 95 days from now on March 4, 2018? Over the years, these early kudos have previewed many Academy Awards champs.
Sean Baker, “The Florida Project”
Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
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Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”
Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
Rachel Morrison, “Mudbound”
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