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New York Film Critics Circle announces winners

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Alex Bailey

After scoring the most nominations from the Spirit Awards, the acclaimed black-and-white silent film The Artist has now picked up top honors from the New York Film Critics Circle, winning prizes for Best Picture and Best Director. Sure-thing Oscar nominees Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep won the lead acting awards. Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Picture The Artist

Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

Best Screenplay Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Foreign Language Film A Separation

Best Actor Brad Pitt, Moneyball & The Tree of Life

Best Actress Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, The Help, and Take Shelter

Best First Feature Margin Call

Best Non-Fiction Film Cave of Forgotten Dreams