Precursor: 86th New York Critics Awards (2020)

The New York Film Critics Circle went all out to change the narrative, with the exception of keeping the boat moored at the Chloe Zhao directorial slot. Everything else was largely new with Da 5 Bloods and Never Rarely Sometimes Always the only films to earn multiple citations.

Award Tallies

(2) Da 5 Bloods, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

The Awards

Best Picture

First Cow

Best Animated Film


Best Director

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor

Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods

Best Actress

Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best Supporting Actor

Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Screenplay

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best Cinematography

Small Axe

Best Foreign Film


Best Non-Fiction Film


Best First Film

Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version

Special Award

Kino Lorber
Spike Lee

New York Film Critics Circle Data

Year Founded: 1935
First Awards: 1935 (86)

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