(Photo by Chadwick Boseman in Da 5 Bloods - Courtesy of Netflix)
The New York Film Critics Circle announced the winners of their 2019 awards this morning on Twitter. Spike Lee’s Vietnam War movie the Da 5 Bloods took home multiple honors, nabbing awards for Best Supporting Actor for Chadwick Boseman, Best Lead Actor for Delroy Lindo, and a special award for Director Spike Lee. A24’s First Cow took home the top honor of Best Film, Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always was the critics’ pick for Best Screenplay and Best Actress, and NYC Film School alum Chloé Zhao was their pick for Best Director, marking the first time female filmmakers sweep the top three awards at NYFCC.
The NYFCC Awards are chosen by a group of critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying online general-interest publications. Last year, The Irishman was the only film to garner multiple honors, nabbing awards for Best Supporting Actor for Joe Pesci and the main prize, Best Picture.
Read through for the full list below, and if you’re as obsessed with awards as we are, make sure to check out the complete Awards Leaderboard to keep up to date on the accolades bestowed on the best movies of 2019/2020 from the press, fans, and members of the film industry.
First Cow (96%)
Small Axe Anthology (96%)
Best Animated Film:
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary):
Best Foreign Film:
Best First Film:
The Forty-Year-Old Version (98%)
Spike Lee, Kino Lorber