In one of the longest voting sessions in recent memory, which lasted 5 and a half hours, New York Film critics called it A24 The first cow as the best image.
Directed by Kelly Reichardt, Scott Rudin performs a long drama, follows a skilled chef who has traveled west and joins a group of Oregon traps. He finds a real connection with a Chinese immigrant who is also looking for his fortune. The two soon collaborate on a successful business.
The selection for the best image is not surprising, given the organization’s penchant for independent films (or titles from streamers). Even though Netflix won the best image for two years in a row in 2019 and 2018, respectively with NYFCC Irishman and Roma winners of previous independent positions in the last decade include Ladybug from Greta Gerwig (2017), La La Land (2016), Carola (2015) Childhood (2014) and The artist (2011). When it comes to a major traditional film studio that wins the best picture at the NYFCC, it was Sony with American Hustle (2013), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Social network (2010).
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In addition to the goal this morning, Netflix appeared to be in a hot series with the movie Spike Lee Yes 5 Bloods come with a win for Best Supporting Actor for the late Chadwick Boseman and Best Actor for Delroy Lindo. Last year, the NYFCC took about 3 and a half hours to announce the best picture.
Also notable with two victories for best actress Sidney Flanigan and best screenplay by filmmaker Eliza Hittman was the feature film Focus Features Never Rarely Sometimes Always about a couple of rural Pennsylvania girls traveling to New York to seek medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, who became an overnight hit in Hollywood on Amazon Borat Moviefilm later she was named Best Supporting Actress.
The best foreign film goes to Brazil Tanks however, the film was in contention to be screened at the Oscars last year in the country and was passed in favor of Karim Ainouz The invisible life of Euridice Gusmao.
With the screening rooms closed due to COVID and the awards of voters and critics being at home, many received virtual invitations and links to examiners. It’s a very different awards season.
Last year, the NYFCC offered it to Netflix Irishman an added bonus to the NYC awards circuit, creating warmth in the Golden Globes. Many thought earlier this year that the HFPA award would be lost by Netflix. But there, the $ 200 million Scorsese gangster feature lost momentum with Universal / Amblin 1917 taking the best feature film drama. But then at the Oscars, it was Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite which surprisingly won The Best Picture.
Although the NYWCC rate for determining the best picture of the Oscars is over 40%, the last time both AMPAS and the NYFCC met was in the 2011-12 season, when they both awarded the highest prize to the silent film ode to Michel Hazanavicius’ Hollywood The artist. While it is common for many NYFCC winners to continue as potential Oscar nominees, last year the only two categories in which AMPAS and NYFCC lined up in terms of winners was Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress in The story of marriage and Parasite for the best foreign film. Five years ago, the NYFCC predicted a surprise that no one expected at the Oscars: Mark Rylance, the best supporting actor for Steven Spielberg’s film Spy Bridge.
The best actor: Delroy Lindo – Yes 5 Bloods
The best movie: The first cow
Best Director: Chloé Zhao for Nomadland
Best first movie: The 40-year-old version
Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan for Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Best Supporting Actor: Chadwick Boseman for Yes 5 Bloods
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova – Borat Moviefilm later
Best case scenario: Eliza Hittman for Never Rarely Sometimes Always
The best cinema: Small ax (all movies)
The best foreign language film: Tanks (Brazil)
Best non-fiction film: Garrett Bradley’s Time
The best animated film: Wolfwalkers (Apple)
Special prizes: Kino Lorber, for the creation of Kino Marquee, a virtual cinema distribution service that was designed to support cinemas, not to destroy them.
Spike Lee for inspiring the New York community with his short film “New York New York” and for advocating for a better society through film.