The US is behind Thanksgiving, which means it may officially call the awards race to the Oscars. The 94th award ceremony will be held on March 27 , so that these days the first calls that will outline the great names of the circuit are already being held.
The starting gun have given the Gotham Awards erecting The Lost Daughter of Maggie Gyllenhaal as best of the year secondment independent film, while yesterday knew palmares of the National Board of Review. Licorice Pizza by Paul Thomas Anderson stands as a clear frontrunner, also winning awards for its director and cast.
Olivia Colman in ‘The Lost Daughter’.
Shortly after the NBR resolutions, the list of winners was also revealed according to the New York Film Critics Circle (abbreviated NYFCC ), a body founded in 1935 by members of newspapers and specialized publications.
The NYFCC is usually quite clear-sighted when it comes to approaching which will be the films and performances to highlight from the vintage, and it is only necessary to remember in this sense that last year’s edition designated Chloé Zhao as Best Director for Nomadland (award that would repeat at the subsequent Oscars ceremony). Although it also turned out to be First Cow the Best Picture, without later scratching a nomination.
This record, in fact, has had some other surprises, highlighting the Lady Gaga award for Best Actress for La Casa Gucci (a film by Ridley Scott that has met with an ambivalent critical reception) and the maximum award for Drive my Car , by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi when we have the information .
This Japanese film won Best Screenplay and the FIPRESCI award during its time at the Cannes Film Festival and was also considered the Best International Film in the aforementioned Gotham Awards, so that at this point its presence in the foreign shortlist of the Oscars seems more that insured. You can see the complete list of winners under these lines.
Best Film: Drive my Car by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Best Director: Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog
Best Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza
Best Actress: Lady Gaga for La Casa Gucci
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog
Best Supporting Actress: Kathryn Hunter, Macbeth
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smith-McPhee for The Power of the Dog
Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski for West Side Story
Best Nonfiction Film: Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Best Foreign Film: The Worst Person in the World by Joachim Trier
Best Animated Film: The Mitchells vs. the Machines by Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe
Best Debut: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter