“Carol” was a big winner with The New York Film Critics (NYFCC) taking the Best Picture award in addition to Best Director for Todd Haynes, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematographer for Edward Lachman. Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.
Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “In Jackson Heights” about the racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York won the award for Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary).
“Timbuktu” directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, and Mauritania’s first entry for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, won the award for Best Foreign Language Film.
“Son of Saul” directed by László Nemes won the Best First Film Award. Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it.
2015 NY Film Critics Circle Awards
Todd Haynes CAROL
Saoirse Ronan BROOKLYN
Michael Keaton SPOTLIGHT
Best Supporting Actress
Kristen Stewart CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance BRIDGE OF SPIES
Edward Lachman CAROL
Best Animated Film
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
In Jackson Heights
Best Foreign Language Film
Best First Film
László Nemes SON OF SAUL
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