The New York Film Critics Circle have fallen in love with Carol. The lesbian drama snatched a whopping four awards– Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. Surprisingly, Cate Blanchett who’s been lauded for her work in the drama didn’t win Best Actress. Instead, that honor went to Saiorse Ronan for Brooklyn.
Over on the Supporting Actress front, Kristen Stewart was showered with praise. It’s the second major win for Stewart this year for her Clouds of Sils Maria role. In February, she won the French equivalent of an Oscar, Cesar Award. It was the first time an American actress has ever won the honor. Chances for Stewart snagging an Academy nomination look good. The last nine NYFCC winners in this category went on to earn an Oscar nomination.
The winners will accept their awards during NYFCC’s annual ceremony on Jan. 4, 2016. Check ou the full list of winners below.
2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Picture: Carol
Best First Film: Son of Saul
Best Foreign Film: Timbuktu
Best Director: Todd Haynes, Carol
Best Actress: Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn
Best Actor: Michael Keaton, Spotlight
Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Cinematography: Edward Lachman, Carol
Best Screenplay: Carol
Best Nonfiction Film: In Jackson Heights
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Special Award: Posthumous Award honoring the legacy of William Becker and Janus Films
Special Award: Ennio Morricone, Composer