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Trailer for Drive My Car directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Drive My Car directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

The New York Film Critics Circle named Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car, the Best Film of 2021, however, the Power of the Dog was the big winner taking the honor of Best Director for Jane Campion, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Best Foreign Language Film went to The Worst Person in the World by byJoachim Trier; Flee directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen won Best Non-Fiction Film and Best First Film went to The Lost Daughter directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

A special awards were given to 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 and Diane Weyermann, posthumous award for supporting daring and impactful filmmaking at Sundance and Participant.

The winners will be honored at a ceremony on January 11, 2022 in New York City.

Winners of New York Film Critics Circle 2021 Awards

Best Picture
Drive My Car

Best Director
Jane Campion
THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson
LICORICE PIZZA

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 Cinematographer
Janusz Kaminski
WEST SIDE STORY

Best Animated Film
The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
Flee

Best Foreign Language Film
The Worst Person in the World

Best First Film
Maggie Gyllenhaal
THE LOST DAUGHTER

Special Award
Maya S. Cade
BLACK FILM ARCHIVE

Special Award
Diane Weyermann
WORK AT SUNDANCE AND PARTICIPANT (POSTHUMOUS)

Special Award
Marshall Fine
NYFCC GENERAL MANAGER SERVICE

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