The New York Film Critics Online Honor Banshees!

The New York Film Critics Online have announced their picks for the best of 2022!  For best picture, they picked The Banshees of Inisherin, 

Here all the winners from the NYFCO:

Best Picture: “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Director: The Daniels – “Everything Everywhere All At Once” & Martin McDonagh – “The Banshees Of Inisherin” (TIE)
Best Actor: Colin Farrell – “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh – “Everything Everywhere All At Once“
Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson – “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Supporting Actress: Hong Chau – “The Whale“
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh – “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Animated Feature: “Marcel The Shell With Shoes On“
Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema – “Nope“
Best Use of Music: “Elvis“
Best Documentary Feature: “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed“
Best Foreign Language: “EO“
Best Debut Director: Charlotte Wells – “Aftersun”
Breakthrough Performer: Austin Butler – “Elvis“
Best Ensemble Cast: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery“

The New York Film Critics Online Howl For The Power of the Dog

The New York Film Critics Online have announced their picks for the best of 2021.  The awards were dominated by The Power of the Dog.  Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga were also honored for their wonderful performances in Passing, a film that deserves to be more in the awards conversation.

Here are the winners!

Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”
Best Director: Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog”
Best Actor: Benedict Cumerbatch – “The Power of the Dog”
Best Actress: Tessa Thompson – “Passing”
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Power of the Dog”
Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Negga – “Passing”
Best Screenplay: “The Power of the Dog” – Jane Campion
Best Animated Feature: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”
Best Cinematography: “The Power of the Dog” – Ari Wegner
Best Use of Music: “West Side Story”
Best Documentary Feature: “Flee”
Best Foreign Language: “Drive My Car”
Best Debut Director: Rebecca Hall – “Passing”
Breakthrough Performer: Ariana DeBose – “West Side Story”
Best Ensemble Cast: “The Power of the Dog”

Top 10 Films (in alphabetical order)
1. Belfast
2. Don’t Look Up
3. Dune
4. King Richard
5. Licorice Pizza
6. The Lost Daughter
7. Passing
8. Pig
9. The Power of the Dog
10. West Side Story

The New York Film Critics Online Honors Minari!

Along with all the other groups that announced their picks for the best of 2020 this year, the New York Film Critics Online announced that they had selected Minari as the best film of the year!

Here are the NYFCO winners:

Best Picture: “Minari”
Best Director: Chloé Zhao – “Nomadland”
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed – “Sound of Metal”
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”
Best Supporting Actor: Leslie Odom Jr. – “One Night in Miami”
Best Supporting Actress: Ellen Burstyn – “Pieces of a Woman” & Yuh-Jung Youn – “Minari” (TIE)
Best Screenplay: “Promising Young Woman” – Emerald Fennell
Best Animated Feature: “Soul”
Best Cinematography: “Nomadland” – Joshua James Richards
Best Use of Music: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” – Brandon Marsalis
Best Documentary Feature: “The Way I See It”
Best Foreign Language: “Minari”
Best Debut Director: Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman”
Breakthrough Performer: Kingsley Ben-Adir – “One Night in Miami” & Maria Bakalova – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (TIE)
Best Ensemble Cast: “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Top 10 Films (alphabetical)
“The Assistant”
“First Cow”
“I’m Thinking of Ending Things”
“Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
“One Night in Miami”
“Promising Young Woman”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

The New York Film Critics Online Named Parasite The Best of 2019

Yesterday, the New York Film Critics Online voted on and announced their picks for the best of 2019!

And here they are:

  • Picture: “Parasite” (NEON)
  • Director: Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite” (NEON)
  • Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” (Warner Bros.)
  • Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “Us” (Universal Pictures)
  • Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci, “The Irishman” (Netflix)
  • Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” (Netflix)
  • Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-Won, “Parasite” (NEON)
  • Breakthrough Performer: Kelvin Harrison Jr., “Luce” (A24) and “Waves” (A24)
  • Debut Director: Lila Avilés, “The Chambermaid” (Kino Lorber)
  • Ensemble Cast: Mary Vernieu, “Knives Out” (Lionsgate)
  • Documentary: Todd Douglas Miller, “Apollo 11” (NEON)
  • Foreign Language: Céline Sciamma, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (NEON)
  • Animated Feature: Jérémy Clapin, “I Lost My Body” (Netflix)
  • Cinematography: Roger Deakins, “1917” (Universal Pictures)
  • Use of Music: Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Giles Martin, Matthew Margeson, “Rocketman” (Paramount Pictures)

Top 10 Films

  • 1917” (Universal Pictures)
  • The Farewell” (A24)
  • Hustlers” (STX Films)
  • The Irishman” (Netflix)
  • Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Joker” (Warner Bros.)
  • Marriage Story” (Netflix)
  • Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood” (Sony Pictures)
  • Parasite” (NEON)
  • The Two Popes” (Netflix)

The New York Film Critics Online Embrace Mudbound and the Florida Project!


On December 10th, the New York Film Critics Online and made their picks for the best films of 2017.  They also gave Mudbound its first prize for Best Picture, even if it did have to share it with The Florida Project.

The Florida Project (A24) (tie)
Mudbound (Netflix) (tie)

Dee Rees for Mudbound (Netflix)

Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour (Focus)

Margot Robbie for I, Tonya (Neon)

Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project (A24)

Allison Janney for I, Tonya (Neon)

Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal)

Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal)

Mudbound (Netflix)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Zeitgeist)

In the Fade (Magnolia)

Coco (Disney/Pixar)

Dan Laustsen for The Shape of Water (Focus)

Steven Price (music by) and Kristen Lane (music supervisor) for Baby Driver (TriStar)

TOP TEN FILMS (Alphabetical)

  • “Call Me by Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.)
  • “The Florida Project” (A24)
  • “Get Out” (Universal Pictures)
  • “I, Tonya” (NEON)
  • “Lady Bird” (A24)
  • “Mudbound” (Netflix)
  • “Phantom Thread” (Focus Features)
  • “The Post” (20th Century Fox)
  • “The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

The New York Film Critics Online Honor Moonlight!


The New York Film Critics Online named their picks for the best of 2016 earlier today!  The big winner was Moonlight (which, hopefully, I will get a chance to see tomorrow.)

Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Director: Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – Fences
Breakthrough Performer: Ruth Negga – Loving
Best Screenplay: Moonlight
Best Cinematography: Moonlight
Best Use of Music: La La Land
Debut Director: Robert Eggers, The Witch
Best Foreign Language Film: The Handmaiden
Best Documentary: 13TH
Best Animated Film: Kubo and the Two Strings


The New York Film Critics Online Grab The Spotlight


I really don’t know much about the New York Film Critics Online but, for whatever reason, the people at  Awards Daily seem to hate them.  And that’s more than enough reason for me to like them!  Anyway, the NYFCO met today and announced their picks for the best of 2015.

And the big winner was Mad Ma…oh wait.  No, sorry.  The big winner was Spotlight.  Check out the rest of the winners below:

Best Picture: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
Best Actress: Brie Larson – Room
Best Actor: Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara – Carol
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Breakthrough Performance: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – Spotlight
Best Use of Music: Love & Mercy
Best Debut Director: Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Best Ensemble Cast: Spotlight
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
Best Documentary Feature: Amy
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out

Top 10 Films (in alphabetical order):

45 Years
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road

Steve Jobs

The New York Film Critics Online Are Spunky For The Artist

Even while critics in both Los Angeles and Boston were separately meeting and voting today, yet another group of film critics was announcing their picks for the best of 2011.  This group is known as the New York Film Critics Online and, quite frankly, it sounds kinda made up to me.  But what do I know?  I’m just a country gal living in flyover country who has rarely agreed with any of the critics — online or not — this year. 

But anyway, here are their picks:

Best Picture: “The Artist”

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

Best Actor: Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter”

     Runners-up: Michael Fassbender, “Shame” and Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

     Runner-up: Viola Davis, “The Help”

Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, “Drive”

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”

Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, “The Descendants”

Best Foreign-Language Film: “A Separation”

Best Documentary: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

Best Animated Feature: “The Adventures of Tintin”

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life”

Best Use of Music: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”

Best Ensemble Cast: “Bridesmaids”

Best Debut Director: Joe Cornish, “Attack the Block”

Breakthrough Performer: Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life,” “The Help,” “The Debt,” “Take Shelter,” “Texas Killing Fields,” “Coriolanus”