New York Film Critics Circle
The New York Film Critics Circle is a film critics association based in New York City , which awards the New York Film Critics Circle Award, one of the most important film awards in the USA .
The New York Film Critics Circle was formed in 1935 in response to a series of Oscar awards which were widely criticized by film critics in the eastern United States. You accused the Oscar jury of being dependent on the Californian film studios and the particular taste of Hollywood . While membership in the New York Film Critics Circle was initially limited to film critics who worked for daily newspapers, weeklies and magazines based in New York City, individual critics from the US West Coast have also been accepted into the association since the 1980s.
The film award, which the New York Film Critics Circle has awarded annually since 1935, is considered to be one of the highest awards that a film or a film artist can receive in the USA. The organization currently has 29 film critics from New York dailies, weeklies and magazines. Up until 2010, they almost always met in December to identify and announce their award winners from among the films that have come out during the year. The awards ceremony followed one month later, in January. In 2011, the announcement of the winners was brought forward to the end of November.
The New York Film Critics Circle Award is presented in the following categories ("Awarded since" indicates the year of the film, not the year of the award ceremony):
|category||Original designation||awarded since|
|Best movie||Best picture||1935|
|Best director||Best Director||1935|
|Best Actor||Best Actor||1935|
|Best main actress||Best Actress||1935|
|Best supporting actor||Best Supporting Actor||1969|
|The best supporting actress||Best Supporting Actress||1969|
|Best script||Best screenplay||1956|
|Best camera||Best Cinematographer||1980|
|Best foreign language film||Best Foreign Film||1936|
|Best animated film||Best Animated Film||2000|
|Best documentary||Best Non-Fiction Film / Best Documentary||1980|
|Best first work||Best First Film / Best New Director||1989|
- New York Film Critics Circle website at nyfcc.com
- New York Film Critics Circle Award in the Internet Movie Database