National Association of Film Critics’ Winners List: ‘Drive My Car’ Best Picture

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s film also won Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Hidetoshi Nishijima.

Drive my car“Win many wins from National Association of Film Critics January 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor. Since “Drive My Car” won Best Picture, the organization’s rules specify that there will not be a separate Best Foreign Language Film category.

The winners are a clear international tie, with Penélope Cruz winning Best Actress for “Parallel Mothers”, Hidetoshi Nishijima as Best Actor for “Drive My Car” ” and Anders Danielsen Lie scored Best Supporting Actor for “The Ugliest Man in the World”. Ruth Negga accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Passing”.

The group of critics convened in New York and Los Angeles to vote on January 8 using a weighted scoring system that selects winners and runners-up across multiple categories. Hidetoshi Nishijima received the highest weighted score of any single award winner for his Best Actor award.

Before voting began, the organization tweeted, “We dedicate our award to Morris Dickstein and Michael Wilmington, two respected colleagues and longtime members. They wrote about the film in reviews, essays, and books, with wit, warmth, passion, and skill, and both will be deeply remembered. We also dedicate our awards, with respect and gratitude, to Liz Weis, who is stepping down after 47 years as CEO of the National Association of Film Critics. Through her decades of extraordinary leadership and tireless service, we owe her an immeasurable debt.”

List of winners and runners-up:

Best photo: “Drive My Car”
Runner-up: “Petite Maman,” “The Power of the Dog”

Best Non-Fiction Film: “Escape”
Runner-up: “Procession” and “The Velvet Underground”

Best Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi (“Driving My Car” and “The Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy”)
Runner-up: Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”), Céline Sciamma (“Petite Maman”)

Best Actress: Penelope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”)
Runner-up: Renate Reinsve (“World’s Ugliest Person”), Alana Haim (“Licorice Pizza”)

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Hidetoshi Nishijima (“Drive My Car”)
Runner-up: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”), Simon Rex (“Red Rocket”)

Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Negga (“Passing”)
Runner-up: Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”), Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”)

Best Supporting Actor: Anders Danielsen Lie (“World’s Ugliest Person”)
Runner-up: Vincent Lindon (“Titane”), Mike Faist (“West Side Story”) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”)

Best scenario: Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe (“Drive My Car”)
Runner-up: Pedro Almodóvar (“Parallel Mothers”), Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”)

Best Cinematography: Andrew Droz Palermo (“Green Knight”)
Runner-up: Ari Wegner (“Dog Power”), Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (“Memoria”)

Special quote for a film pending US distribution: Jean-Gabriel Périot’s documentary “Return to Reims”, based on Didier Eribon’s 2009 memoir about his native France and the educational and class inequalities that shaped him and his family .

Cinema Heritage Awards: Bertrand Tavernier and the late Peter Bogdanovich, famous film critics-filmmakers who never lost their passion for other people’s films and the history of cinema.

Cinema Heritage Awards: Maya Cade for the Black Film Archive, which expands the knowledge and accessibility of Black films made between 1915 and 1979, and includes her critical essays for project identification and viewing. consider films in relation to each other and to the cinema in general.

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