New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2021: Drive My Car wins Best Film


Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, New York Film Critics Circle, NYFCC
Nishijima Hidetoshi and Miura Toko in Drive My Car

Even losing the New York Film Critics Circle's prize for Best Foreign-Language Film to a fellow Cannes award winner can't stop Hamaguchi Ryusuke's car storming up the road. Drive My Car, his hugely acclaimed Murakami adaptation, wins the NYFCC's Best Film award, despite picking up zero other prizes from the group. Arguably the most prestigious film critics' awards in the world, their yearly picks aren't just viewed as a potential Oscar barometer but also as substantial honours in their own right. That said, wins here will see top Oscar contenders such as Jane Campion, Lady Gaga and Benedict Cumberbatch advance yet further en route to possible Academy success, and they'll give more under-the-radar hopefuls like Kathryn Hunter and Kodi Smit-McPhee well-earnt boosts.


Best Film

DRIVE MY CAR


Best Director

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Actress

Lady Gaga (HOUSE OF GUCCI)


Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Supporting Actress

Kathryn Hunter (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)


Best Supporting Actor

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA)


Best Cinematography

Janusz Kaminski (WEST SIDE STORY)


Best Animated Film

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES


Best Non-Fiction Film

FLEE


Best Foreign-Language Film

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD


Best First Film

THE LOST DAUGHTER


Special Award

Maya Cade, for the creation of the Black Film Archive

Marshall Fine, for his years of service as NYFCC's General Manager, and decades on the NY film scene

Diane Weyermann, for supporting daring and impactful filmmaking at Sundance and Participant

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