New York Film Critics Circle Awards Come To The Neighborhood
Tuesday January 17, 2012
NY1 paid a visit to the New York Film Critics Circle in Flatiron and NoMad last week. In case you missed it in the hubbub around the Golden Globes, we got you covered. It’s great to see so many stars grace our neighborhood, and be honored by the great film critics in our area.
For those of you that don’t know, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given out anualy, buy a group of the top critics in NYC. The awards are considered one of the most important precursors to the Oscars. It sure looks like Brad Pitt could be a contender next month with his role in Moneyball.
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Brad Pitt may be on his way to getting his own Oscar to put on the mantle next to Angelina Jolie, after he received the coveted Best Actor award from the New York Film Critics Circle. NY1’s George Whipple filed the following report. Stay tuned!”
The New York Film Critics Circle recently handed out in the Flatiron District their awards for the best films and best actors of 2011, and Brad Pitt got the Best Actor Award for “Moneyball” and Tree Of Life.”
“Our pushing filmmaking is to just say something that just resonates in our time and maybe is around in 10 years, 20 years, and this is all a by-product of that effort,” said Pitt.
His girlfriend, Angelina Jolie, showed up to support her man.“This season, everybody gets caught up in statues,” said Jolie. “I think the truth is that there’ve been some great films and great work and that’s what’s wonderful and there are a lot of people that aren’t even here tonight that are also just as extraordinary and obviously I’m biased for him!”
The silent black and white film “The Artist” received Best Picture and its director, Michel Hazanavicius, got Best Director.