Well Yesterday, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards were announced with The Artist, Moneyball and The Tree Of Life as their big winners. They moved their announcement 3 weeks earlier than usual while the award giving ceremony would be held on Jan 9.
So about the winners, From the very first look The Artist to me seemed like a major award contender which as you see it is. nothing can be told ow since many other awards are going to come but it is certain that this movie is going to give a tough competition to others. i haven't seen it but i have a feeling i am going to love this. Brad Pitt who i personally think deserves an Oscar at this time of the career got Best Actor which makes me happy. have not seen Moneyball yet but was also confident for the Screenplay award it deserves thanks to my 'The Social Network' favorite Andy Sorkins. The actress playing Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep got Best Actress which everyone saw was coming. now i really loved Drive but i find Albert Brooks a bit too overrated for this movie, didn't thought he was bad either but just not that good. Jessica Chastain who deserves every Breakthrough actress award there is got for Best Supporting Actress for her three movies, which makes it even more difficult for me to guess about her Oscar chances. A Separation which is my most favorite film of the year right now got Best Foreign Language film which makes me really happy.
Below are the winners of NYFCC 2011:
Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best First Feature
Brad Pitt, Moneyball and The Tree of Life
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain, The Help, Take Shelter, The Tree of Life
Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian, Moneyball
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Non-Fiction Film
Cave of Forgotten Dreams