“The Irishman,” directed by Martin Scorsese (C) and starring Robert De Niro (L) and Al Pacino, was awarded Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo
Antonio Banderas (R), pictured with Nicole Kimpel, stars in the film “Pain and Glory.” File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Lupita Nyong’o stars in the film “Us.” File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
The NYFCC voted on its annual awards Wednesday and announced the winners on Twitter.
Brothers Benny and Josh Safdie took home Best Director for Uncut Gems, their crime thriller starring Adam Sandler. The film opens in theaters Dec. 13.
Antonio Banderas won Best Actor for his role as ailing film director Salvador Mallo in Pain and Glory. The film is directed by Pedro Almodóvar and co-stars Penelope Cruz.
Lupita Nyong’o won Best Actress for her role as Adelaide Wilson in Us, which opened in theaters in March. The horror movie is directed by Jordan Peele and co-stars Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex.
The NYFCC will present the awards at a ceremony in New York in January.
Here is the full list of NYFCC award winners:
Best Picture: The Irishman
Best Director: Benny and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story and Little Women
Best Animated Film: I Lost My Body
Best Cinematography: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Best First Film: Atlantics
Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite
Best Nonfiction Film: Honeyland