Voting for the 89th New York Film Critics Circle Awards is underway and throughout the day today we’ll find out the results. The NYFCC winners list is one of the most anticipated in the awards season leading up to the Oscars, partly due to it being the first major critics group to issue awards each year, partly due to the exceptional caliber of its members (among whom IndieWire’s Kate Erbland and David Ehrlich are counted) and partly due to their inclination to embrace true cinephilia rather than awards season narratives. Check out the full winners list below.
Last year “TAR” won Best Film at the NYFCC Awards, just as it topped IndieWire’s 2022 critics survey of the best films of that year. It was certainly a film tipped for the Academy Awards, and nominated for six, but ultimately was a bit more of a favorite among diehard cinephiles, the kind of people who vote for the NYFCC Awards.
In fact, Best Film at the NYFCC Awards hasn’t aligned with an Academy Award winner for Best Picture since 2011’s “The Artist.” But this is the awards body that honored “Citizen Kane” with Best Film in the early 1942 ceremony over eventual Oscar winner for Best Picture “How Green Was My Valley.” The NYFCC is all about independence.
Among the films vying for the accolades of the Big Apple’s best film scribes will be “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Oppenheimer,” “Barbie,” “The Zone of Interest,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Poor Things,” “May December,” “The Boy and the Heron,” “Past Lives,” and more films that appeared on IndieWire’s list of the 25 Best Movies of 2023.
Per tradition, the NYFCC awards are determined by an in-person vote that can get contentious and last many hours. Keep checking back here for the full NYFCC winners list throughout the day as the winners are slowly rolled out.
Best First Film: “Past Lives”
Best Animated Feature: “The Boy and the Heron”
Best Non-Fiction Feature:
Best Supporting Actor: Charles Melton, “May December”
Best Supporting Actress:
Best International Film: