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Lupita Nyong'o Wins Best Actress at the 2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Plus, Martin Scorsese's gangster epic The Irishman takes home two awards, including Best Picture, and Uncut Gems' Safdie brothers share Best Director honors.

by | December 4, 2019 | Comments

The New York Film Critics Circle announced the winners of their 2019 awards this morning on Twitter. Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic 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. Meanwhile, Lupita Nyong’o pulled in a rare surprise win for a horror film (Us), taking the Best Actress award over a host of other buzzworthy performances, while the Safdie brothers shared Best Director honors for their Adam Sandler-powered thriller Uncut Gems.

The NYFCC Awards are chosen by a group of critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying online general-interest publications. Last year, Alfonso Curarón’s Roma won the awards for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Director.

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.


Best Picture: The Irishman (2019) 96%
Best Director: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie — Uncut Gems (2019) 92%
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino — Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) 85%
Best Actress:  Lupita Nyong’o — Us (2019) 93%
Best Actor: Antonio Banderas — Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) 97%
Best Supporting Actress:  Laura Dern — Marriage Story (2019) 94%
Best Supporting Actor:  Joe Pesci — The Irishman (2019) 96%
Best Cinematography:  Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) 98%
Best Animated Film: I Lost My Body (2019) 96%
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Honeyland (2019) 100%
Best Foreign Film: Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 98%
Best First Film: Atlantics (2019) 96%
Special Awards: Indie Collect, Randy Newman


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