The New York Film Critics Circle handed out its annual awards Thursday, and, honestly, it’s hard to take issue with any of this year’s winners. Lady Bird, the coming-of-age film with a historic 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, won Best Picture, while Jordan Peele’s acclaimed directorial debut, Get Out, captured Best First Film.
In the acting categories, Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird herself, won Best Actress for her performance, while internet-Boyfriend-in-training Timothée Chalamet won Best Actor for his performance as Elio in Call Me by Your Name. Perhaps the biggest surprise pick was Best Supporting Actress winner Tiffany Haddish for Girls Trip. The film was one of the year’s biggest comedies at the box office, and it would be amazing to see a real Oscars push for a character who says “booty hole” and whose most infamous scene involves questionable use of a grapefruit.
Mudbound cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman to win the NYFCC’s Cinematography award; if she is nominated for the same award at the Oscars, she’d be the first woman up for that title.
Of course, it’s worth noting that NYFCC is made up of a small group of New York–based film critics; a larger awards body like the Oscars will be pulling from a much bigger pool of voters working within the film industry. Regardless, this is a promising start to awards season. Also, it’s confirmed: Critics really love Lady Bird.
You can check out all this year’s NYFCC award winners below.
Best Picture: Lady Bird
Best Director: Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Best Animated Film: Coco
Best Cinematography: Mudbound
Best First Film: Get Out
Best Foreign Language Film: BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Best Nonfiction Film: Faces Places
Special Award for Career Achievement: Molly Haskell
Disclosure: Ringer staff writer K. Austin Collins is a member of the NYFCC.