The New York Film Critics Circle Awards Winners Named Via Twitter! The Artist Nabs Best Picture!


The New York Film Critics Circle announced the winners of their annual awards – and there were some big surprises!

Best Picture went to a silent film, The Artist; Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian shared Best Screenplay for Moneyball [after Sorkin was snubbed for The Social Network – maybe a make-up call?], and Meryl Streep claimed Best Actress for The Iron Lady. David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tatto was shut out.

The complete list of winners follows the jump.

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Tree of Life)
Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball)
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Foreign-Language Film: A Separation
Best Actor:
Brad Pitt (Moneyball, The Tree Of Life)
Best Actress:
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain (The Tree Of Life, The Help and Take Shelter)
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive)
Best Nonfiction Film: Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
Best First Feature: Margin Call
2011 Special Award: Raoul Ruiz (posthumous recognition of the Chilean director’s career which spanned 48 years and 113 films)

Photo from The Artist courtesy of The Weinstein Company