New York Film Critics Online Award The Artist Best Picture

BEST PICTURE: THE ARTIST

BEST DIRECTOR – MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist

BEST ACTOR: BEST ACTOR – MICHAEL SHANNON for Take Shelter (runners-up: MICHAEL FASSBENDER for Shame and GARY OLDMAN for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)

BEST ACTRESS – MERYL STREEP for “The Iron Lady”

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST – BRIDESMAIDS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – ALBERT BROOKS for Drive

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: MELISSA MCCARTHY – Bridesmaids

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER: JESSICA CHASTAIN – The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, Coriolanu

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – EMMANUEL LUBEZKI for The Tree of Life

BEST SCREENPLAY – ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON, JIM RASH for The Descendants. Runner-Up: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants.”

BEST USE OF MUSIC – LUDOVIC BOURCE for The Artist

BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR – JOE CORNISH for Attack the Block

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – A SEPARATION

BEST DOCUMENTARY – CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

 

86 Comments on this Post

  1. Breakthrough performance voting going on…

  2. Breakthrough Performance goes to Jessica Chastain for SIX stellar performances. No brainer, eh?

  3. Jessica Chastain wins Breakthrough Performance – and why not!!!

  4. Oh, they seem quite adamant that the category is Breakthrough PERFORMER. Fits just as well.

  5. Saw that one coming by a mile. My only other guess would’ve been Rooney Mara for TGWTDT if they wanted to give something for that movie. Hopefully it could get Best Music.

  6. Ok, Jessica Chastain wins Breakthrough Performer…

  7. Completle agree with New York – what concerns Jessica Chastain. Let’s see their next decisions…

  8. well deserved win for Chastain…. brad pitt needs to beat clooney again boston chose him LA and NY need to follow suit!

  9. Why not give supp. Actress to Jessica Chastain and get it done with???

  10. Melissa McCarthy won for Bridesmaids!

  11. Love the McCarthy wins today! Now can it get some screenplay recognition for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo…?

  12. Melissa McCarthy could reserve her seats for the Oscars by this rate!!

  13. Supporting actor votes…

  14. Albert Brooks. I kind of hope LA goes for someone else just to mix things up.

  15. YES! Albert Brooks again for Drive!

  16. Brooks is cleaning up today

  17. Tero Heikkinen

    “Melissa McCarthy could reserve her seats for the Oscars by this rate!”

    Is that a fat-joke?

  18. Albert Brooks – oh yeah, he’s wiping the floor!!

  19. At LAFCA, Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor (possibly Brooks’ closest competitor)

  20. how many of those has Brooks cleaned up so far?

    3 or 4?

  21. I still think Brooks will win the gold because Drive is also getting noms for other categories like Best Picture and Director as well. Not to mention it won earlier today for Music. That increases its chances whereas Beginners only has Christopher Plummer and not much other back up except the Independent Spirit Awards and Gothom Awards. I’m for Drive though I do wish the best of luck for Plummer as well. He should’ve been nominated 12 years ago for The Insider.

  22. So glad Albert brooks is doing so well and happy for Jessica!

  23. @Tero Heikkinen: It was only after I submitted the comment did I realise what I had typed…

  24. According to Katey Rich, Chastain was the overwhelming favorite for Breakthrough, but caused a major split for Supp Actress. Mulligan was the close second for Shame. Interesting.

  25. Brooks is on a roll!

  26. Tero Heikkinen

    He would be a sure-winner for Oscar if he used his real name – Albert Einstein :)

  27. BEST SCREENPLAY – ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON, JIM RASH for The Descendant

  28. @Tero Heikkinen: I was astounded when I came to know that his real surname is Einstein!!!

  29. ‘The Descendants’ won Best Screenplay. ‘Moneyball’ won at Boston!!

  30. Melissa McCarthy’s win isn’t listed on here…

  31. And the Tree of Life won Cinematography. Again, Scott fails.

  32. The Tree of Life wins Best Cinematography…Scott, where are you??

  33. Who is really runner-up in best screenplay?

  34. Tero Heikkinen

    Cinematography is the only category that is a bit boring, cause one movie will win everything all the way to the Oscars. But yeah, a truly worthy winner.

    We’ve had more predictable years. If 2011 is predictable only in one category, it’s a good thing.

  35. gerard kennelly

    i think fassbender will win the oscar

    but i am very surprised
    that he is not winning the critics awards

    they are always the ones
    who recognise the brave anti hollywood performances

  36. This is nuts! I don’t know how Ryan is keeping up.

  37. Best Use of Music – The Artist…

  38. Jessica Chastain, the Jude Law of 2011.

  39. I doubt that Gerard.

  40. BEST DIRECTOR – MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist

  41. They said it was a tie for Director and then they only put one?

  42. I saw that, too.

  43. Melissa McCarthy!!!

  44. Tero Heikkinen

    Melissa? That’s a weird tie for Director.

    Are they not awarding Foreign Language Films at all?

  45. Deena Jones' wig

    What’s up with this Melissa girl winning these awards????

  46. Michel Hazanavicious Best Director

  47. Melissa the one to watch for Oscar!!! She was fab and truly stole the show!!!!! Just give her the Oscar now!!!

  48. THIRD round of voting for Actress

  49. CLose Vote but winner is MERYL!

  50. MERYL! :)

  51. BEST ACTRESS – MERYL STREEP for “The Iron Lady” (on a close third round vote)

  52. Viola Davis is the Runner Up for The Help. Looks like a 3 way race to Oscar between Meryl Michelle and Viola.

  53. Davis runner up

  54. Go Meryl! School them childrens! :)

  55. THIRD round of voting for Best Actor

  56. Surprising finalists? Oooooo…….

  57. Holy Shit – Michael Shannon!

  58. Best Actor: Michael Shannon for Take Shelter!

  59. This Melissa thing is a joke and a rather sad joke at that. Jessica Chastain gets a breaththrough award for some incredible performances and Melissa Mc Carthy wins BSA. And my complaint isn’t about Ms. McCarthy I’ve seen her on a few talk shows and actually liked her persona but to have her given this award by these various critics groups and shutting out really damn good performances makes me just shake my head. Hell as much as I hated Tree of Life I would have given Jesscia Chastain the supporting actress award over Mc Carthy any day. And no where is Octavia Spencer to be seen. Something just isn’t right here and I don’t like what I’m actually thinking because I find that when people use that as an excuse it irritates me but boy it’s looking to me like it’s smelling really bad.

  60. WOW

  61. Fassbender and Oldman runnersup

  62. Dammit. Gary almost made it.

  63. Finally Shannon gets some love!

  64. What a SURPRISE! Michael Shannon! But i don’t think this will much impact the race…actually i don’t think he will even be nominated…

  65. Deena Jones' wig

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS MERYL!!! SNATCH THOSE WIGS GUUURL

  66. ANOTHER round three vote – ensemble

  67. bridesmaids

  68. I dunno. I didn’t see it. But that ensemble surprises me. With all the huge dramatic casts. Interesting.

  69. Man Bridesmaids beating Tinker Tailor for best ensemble is crazy.

  70. The Artist

  71. Best Picture: THE ARTIST

  72. Really? We’re just gonna award the painfully obvious winner and just forget the documentaries, foreign films and animated features?

  73. The gimmick silent movie wins again…it’s nothing but a gimmick, people.

  74. Wait never mind, they’re gonna award the other categories as well. I guess they wanted to get the painfully obvious out of the way first and THEN go back to the suspense.

  75. As one lot of New York Critics had already awarded Meryl it seems fairly obvious that problably the same New York Critics (but online) voted for her again at another ceremony – painting by numbers!!!!

  76. nice to see that the Best Actor race isn’t a one guy shutout like its been every year since i can remember.

  77. The Artist – The new Shakespeare in Love

  78. Tero Heikkinen

    K. Bowen:

    NOW – with quality.

  79. Michael Shannon, YES!!!!!!

  80. Deena Jones' wig

    I’m really bumped about the Keira Knightley snub this season. Her performance in A Dangerous Method is my favourite performance of the year. Sucks!

  81. I’m happy about Meryl, but it was expected for her to emerge victorious at the New York circuit. Let’s see how well she fares throughout the rest of the country… I still think Michelle Williams has the edge over her.

  82. Happy for Streep. NY seems to LOVE her.

    Looks like the Oscars are wide open, in all categories.

  83. I think whats happening with Take Shelter / Michael Shannon is that most critics missed it in the theaters, I had to fight to get Sony to send the screener to our group then they fell in love, thus why it ended up on our top 10 best picture list at the HFCS and Shannon got a nod. I think he could very likely get in at the Academy because they proved they liked him before in Rev. Road, and this is one of the most extrodinary performances of the entire 2011 year!

  84. TINTIN!!!!!!!

  85. I have to second what Nic V said about Melissa McCarthy. She is awesome of course, but BSA? Over any of Chastain’s performances? Or Octavia Spencer’s? It is a joke….it is as if they are just trying to get her the Oscar nom! While she was really funny and good, the performance is NOT great! This is… I love fat people, they are so funny! Sorry it’s true. Jane Lynch has been giving that same performance for years…Also….Bridesmaids for Ensemble? Really?

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