The Irishman is top pick for New York Film Critics Circle

Robert De Niro

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman has picked up another major top movie prize after landing the 2019 Best Film award from members of the New York Film Critics Circle.

The Netflix mob movie also earned Joe Pesci the Best Supporting Actor honor, while Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Lupita Nyong’o (Us), and Laura Dern (Marriage Story and Little Women) picked up the other acting accolades.

Uncut Gems filmmakers, brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, claimed the Best Director honor, and Best Screenplay went to Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The winners were announced on Wednesday (December 4, 2019) – a day after The Irishman was crowned Best Movie of the Year by America’s top critics at the National Board of Review.

The New York Film Critics Circle prizegiving will take place on January 7, 2020.

The full list of winners is:

Best Film: The Irishman
Best Director: Benny and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Best First Film: Mati Diop, Atlantics
Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story & Little Women
Best Non-Fiction Film: Honeyland
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Cinematography: Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite
Best Animated Film: I Lost My Body
Special Award: Randy Newman
Special Award: Indie Collect