The flick, the directorial debut of writer-actress Greta Gerwig, has been riding a wave of good buzz lately, picking up early prizes from the National Board of Review, among other prestigious awards season accolades. (Not to mention its new spot as the best reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.) In addition to its Best Picture prize, the NYFCC also awarded the Best Actress statuette to star Saoirse Ronan, who plays the titular teen.
It seems like a safe bet that "Lady Bird" will have a good shot at some nods come Oscar time, and that's also true of another NYFCC winner: Tiffany Haddish. The breakout star of "Girls Trip" was the surprise winner in the Best Supporting Actress category, beating out Ronan's "Lady Bird" costar Laurie Metcalf for the honor. Haddish appears to be poised for a Melissa McCarthy-in-"Bridesmaids"-style run through this awards season, and could be well on her way to an Academy Award nomination come January.
The full list of NYFCC honorees is below. The awards will be handed out on January 3, 2018.
Best Picture: "Lady Bird," dir. Greta Gerwig
Best Director: Sean Baker, "The Florida Project"
Best Screenplay: "Phantom Thread," Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"
Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"
Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, "Girls Trip"
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"
Best Cinematography: "Mudbound," Rachel Morrison
Best Non-fiction Film: "Faces Places," dir. Agnes Varda and JR
Best Foreign Language Film: "BPM (Beats Per Minute)," dir. Robin Campillo
Best Animated Feature: "Coco," dir. Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
Best First Film: "Get Out," dir. Jordan Peele
Special Award For Career Achievement: Molly Haskell
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