"Tár" Tops New York Film Critics Circle, Nabbing Best Director & Actress Honors
Cate Blanchett in a scene from "Tár" (photo courtesy of Focus Features)
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Writer-director Todd Field’s Tár topped two marquee categories at the New York Film Critics Circle competition today (12/2)--Best Film, with Cate Blanchett also earning Best Actress distinction in the title role..

Also coming away with two wins was The Banshees of Inisherin with Best Screenplay for its director, Martin McDonagh, and Best Actor for Colin Farrell. Actually Farrell garnered his award for two performances, the other being for his role in After Yang

The big surprise was S.S. Rajamouli winning Best Director for RRR.

Best First Film went to director Charlotte Wells for Aftersun.

Claudio Miranda, ASC garnered the Best Cinematography honor for Top Gun: Maverick.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On--directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp won for Best Animated Film.

Topping the Best Nonfiction Film category was director Laura Poitras’ All the Beauty and the Bloodshed. Named Best International Film was EO, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.

Ke Huy Quan won for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Meanwhile Keke Palmer surprised with a Best Supporting Actress win for Nope.

The New York Film Critics Circle, founded in 1935, is the oldest critics group in the country, with members from newspapers, magazines and online publications. This year's winners were voted on and announced today. The group will hand out its awards at a dinner in early January.

Here’s a full rundown of winners as well as Special Award recipients.

Best Film:

Best Director:
S. S. Rajamouli, RRR

Best Actor:
Colin Farrell, After Yang and The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Tár

Best Supporting Actor:
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actress:
Keke Palmer, Nope

Best Screenplay:
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Animated Film:
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Best Cinematography:
Claudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick

Best Non-Fiction Film:
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Best International Film:

Best First Film:

Special Awards:
Jake Perlin, curator, distributor, publisher, in recognition of his indispensable contributions to film culture; dGenerate Films, for their invaluable work bringing independent films from China to a wider audience; and Jafar Panahi, for his dogged bravery as an artist, and for the humanity and beauty of a body of work created under the most oppressive circumstances.


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