New York Film Critics Name "Killers of the Flower Moon" The Year's Best Film
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Lily Gladstone, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from "Killers of the Flower Moon." (Melinda Sue Gordon/Apple TV+ via AP)
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Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” has been named the best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle.

It’s the third time that Scorsese has been given the best film award from his hometown’s critics, who named 1990’s “GoodFellas” their top movie, as well as 2019’s “The Irishman.” On Thursday, the group also awarded Lily Gladstone, who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” best actress.

“Killers of the Flower Moon,” a $200 million Apple Studios production based on David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, chronicles the Osage murders of the 1920s.

“Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster drama about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, picked up several awards: best director for Nolan and best cinematography, by Hoyte van Hoytema.

The New York Film Critics Circle, founded in 1935, is the oldest critics group in the country. The awards will be handed out at a dinner on Jan. 3. Last year, the critics named Todd Field’s “Tár” the best film of 2022.

Here’s a full rundown of their picks:

Best Film
Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)
Martin Scorsese, director


Best Director
Christopher Nolan
Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)


Best Actor
Franz Rogowski
Passages (Mubi)


Best Actress
Lily Gladstone, 
Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)


Best Supporting Actor
Charles Melton
May December (Netflix)


Best Supporting Actress
Da’Vine Joy Randolph
The Holdovers (Focus Features)


Best Screenplay
Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik
May December (Netflix) 


Best Animated Film
The Boy and the Heron (GKids)
Hayao Miyazaki, director


Best Cinematography
Hoyte van Hoytema 
Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)


Best First Film
Celine Song, director
Past Lives (A24)


Best International Film
Anatomy of a Fall (Neon)
Justine Triet, director


Best Non-Fiction Film
Menus-Plaisirs-Les Troisgros (Zipporah Films)
Frederick Wiseman, director


Special Award
Karen Cooper, director of the Film Forum, the standard-bearing New York arthouse cinema


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