‘Carol’ Dominates New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Carol dominated the New York Film Critics Circle Awards by winning awards for Best Film, Best Director for Todd Haynes, Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay. Such a stellar show should help the indie film jump into the Oscar race.

There were also few surprises in store like Kristen Stewart emerging as the winner of Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria, the first of some major shocks when the New York Critics handed out their annual awards.

Michael Keaton won Best Actor for Spotlight despite being considered a front-runner for supporting actor. Saoirse Ronan, very deservedly, won Best Actress for Best Actress for Brooklyn, while Mark Rylance won supporting actor for Bridge of Spies. Inside Out won Best Animated Film.
Here’s full list of winners:

Best Picture: Carol

Best Director: Todd Haynes, Carol

Best Screenplay: Carol

Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor: Michael Keaton, Spotlight

Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Cinematographer: Edward Lachman, Carol

Best Animated Film: Inside Out

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): In Jackson Heights

Best Foreign Film: Timbuktu

Best First Film: László Nemes, Son of Saul

Special Award: William Becker and Janus Films