Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle culls its membership from critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines and on-line publications. The winners were announced Nov. 29 at the Film Society at Lincoln Center. The awards will be presented Jan. 9, 2012.
Here's a look at the winners:
Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for "Moneyball"
Brad Pitt for "Moneyball" and "Tree of Life"
Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady"
Best Supporting Actor:
Albert Brooks for "Drive"
Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Chastain for "Tree of Life," "The Help" and "Take Shelter"
Best Foreign Language Film:
Emmanuel Lubezki for "Tree of Life"
Best Nonfiction Film:
"Cave of Forgotten Dreams" (dir: Werner Herzog)
Best First Feature:
A special award will be given to filmmaker Raoul Ruiz.