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