The NY critics bumped up their awards this year, becoming the first ones out of the gate, cutting off the traditionally-first National Board of Review. Not sure why, as I've always known them to announce in mid-December or so, but maybe they just wanna be first? I see no other reason for the change. Regardless tho, there were strong showings by several films, with the top prize going to the silent darling of the year, The Artist. Here are the full winners...
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS -- "THE ARTIST"
BRAD PITT -- "MONEYBALL" & "THE TREE OF LIFE"
MERYL STREEP -- "THE IRON LADY"
Best Supporting Actor
ALBERT BROOKS -- "DRIVE"
Best Supporting Actress
JESSICA CHASTAIN -- "THE TREE OF LIFE", "THE HELP" & "TAKE SHELTER"
STEVEN ZAILLIAN & AARON SORKIN -- "MONEYBALL"
EMMANUEL LUBEZKI -- "THE TREE OF LIFE"
Best Foreign Film
Best Non-Fiction Film
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
Best First Film
J.C. CHANDOR -- "MARGIN CALL"