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New York Film Critics

The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) was founded in 1935, and its membership includes film critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers and magazines in the New York City.[1] In December of each year, the organization meets to vote on awards for films released in the previous calendar year for the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, which are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. It is considered one of the most important precursors to the Academy Awards, although the Oscars were first awarded on 16 May 1929.

The New York Film Critics' Circle also gives special stand-alone awards to individuals and/or organizations that they believe have made significant contributions to the art of cinema that includes other film critics, film restorers, historians and service organizations.

Award Ceremonies

Note: Dates listed are those of when the awards were actually given. Announcement dates are earlier.

Ceremony Date Best Film Winner
1st March 2, 1936 The Informer
2nd January 24, 1937 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
3rd January 9, 1938 The Life of Emile Zola
4th January 8, 1939 The Citadel
5th January 7, 1940 Wuthering Heights
6th January 5, 1941 The Grapes of Wrath
7th January 10, 1942 Citizen Kane
8th January 3, 1943 In Which We Serve
9th Unknown Watch on the Rhine
10th Unknown Going My Way
11th January 20, 1946 The Lost Weekend
12th January 9, 1947 The Best Years of Our Lives
13th January 19, 1948 Gentleman's Agreement
14th January 21, 1949 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
15th February 5, 1950 All the King's Men
16th January 28, 1951 All About Eve
17th January 20, 1952 A Streetcar Named Desire
18th January 17, 1953 High Noon
19th January 23, 1954 From Here to Eternity
20th Unknown On the Waterfront
21st January 21, 1956 Marty
22nd January 19, 1957 Around the World in 80 Days
23rd Unknown The Bridge on the River Kwai
24th January 24, 1959 The Defiant Ones
25th January 23, 1960 Ben-Hur
26th January 23, 1961 Sons and Lovers and The Apartment
27th January 20, 1962 West Side Story
28th No Award Not Awarded
29th January 18, 1964 Tom Jones
30th January 23, 1965 My Fair Lady
31st January 29, 1966 Darling
32nd January 29, 1967 A Man for All Seasons
33rd January 28, 1968 In the Heat of the Night
34th January 26, 1969 The Lion in Winter
35th January 25, 1970 Z
36th January 18, 1971 Five Easy Pieces
37th January 23, 1972 A Clockwork Orange
38th January 28, 1973 Cries and Whispers
39th January 27, 1974 Day for Night
40th January 26, 1975 Amarcord
41st January 25, 1976 Nashville
42nd January 30, 1977 All the President's Men
43rd January 29, 1978 Annie Hall
44th January 28, 1979 The Deer Hunter
45th February 1, 1980 Kramer vs. Kramer
46th January 25, 1981 Ordinary People
47th January 31, 1982 Reds
48th January 30, 1983 Gandhi
49th January 29, 1984 Terms of Endearment
50th January 27, 1985 A Passage to India
51st January 26, 1986 Prizzi's Honor
52nd January 25, 1987 Hannah and Her Sisters
53rd January 24, 1988 Broadcast News
54th January 15, 1989 The Accidental Tourist
55th January 14, 1990 My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
56th January 13, 1991 Goodfellas
57th January 12, 1992 The Silence of the Lambs
58th January 17, 1993 The Player
59th January 16, 1994 Schindler's List
60th January 22, 1995 Quiz Show
61st January 7, 1996 Leaving Las Vegas
62nd January 5, 1997 Fargo
63rd January 4, 1998 L.A. Confidential
64th January 10, 1999 Saving Private Ryan
65th January 9, 2000 Topsy-Turvy
66th January 14, 2001 Traffic
67th January 6, 2002 Mulholland Drive
68th Unknown Far from Heaven
69th Unknown The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
70th January 9, 2005 Sideways
71st January 8, 2006 Brokeback Mountain
72nd January 7, 2007 United 93
73rd January 6, 2008 No Country for Old Men
74th January 5, 2009 Milk
75th December 14, 2009 The Hurt Locker
76th December 13, 2010 The Social Network
77th January 9, 2012 The Artist
78th December 3, 2012 Zero Dark Thirty


Current Awards

Retired Awards

  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary Film
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best New Director


External links

  • Official website
  • Internet Movie Database
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