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'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' forces NY critics to adjust schedule

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At this point, it seems like just about everyone is eager to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, including the New York Film Critics Circle. According to the Los Angeles Times, the group has changed its annual award selection date once again (they made a two-week shift back in October, as well) to accommodate critics for the release of David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling thriller.

The New York Film Critics Circle chairman John Anderson said, “We were looking forward to voting on Monday, Nov. 28, but due to conflicting schedules, we have made the decision to move back a day to ensure all of our voters have the opportunity to see all of the eligible films.”

The group will not, however, alter its schedule to screen Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which would be available to the 33 New York-based critics by Dec. 2. Anderson told the LA Times that members were offered to see an unfinished print of the movie, but Warner Bros. contends they didn’t want the critics to screen an incomplete version of the 9/11 drama starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

Whether that will hurt Extremely Loud‘s Oscar chances remains to be seen. Over the past five years, two of the NYFCC Best Picture winners went on to win the Academy Award.

Read more:

EW Holiday Movies cover story: ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Dragon Tattoo’ director David Fincher talks Oscar campaigning and his new film’s chances

‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ preview