Netflix's Roma wins multiple awards, including Best Picture.
Traditionally, the New York Film Critics Circle is the first critics group to weigh in with their annual picks each year. This year, the group has selected Alfonso Cuarón's Roma as the year's best film.
The autobiographical drama also earned prizes for directing and cinematography.
The NYFCC has a good track record with awards season. Last year's Best Picture winner, Lady Bird, went on to earn five Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.
With Roma winning the top prize, Netflix's chances to truly enter the awards race for the time are more solid. But, the real story from NYFCC's winners is the call for Best Actress of Regina Hall for Support the Girls. The film and Hal's performance had been left out of most awards conversations, but she's earned nominations from multiple awards bodies already, including the Gotham Awards and the Indie Spirit Awards.
The NYFCC was founded in 1935.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
SUPPORT THE GIRLS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Richard E. Grant
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
BEST ANIMATED FILM
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
BEST FIRST FILM
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
BEST NONFICTION FILM
MINDING THE GAP
In honor of his 33 years of service to the Museum of the Moving Image
Kino Classics box set: PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS