New York Film Critics Circle Names 'The Artist' Best Movie, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt Pick Up Acting Honors

On the same day that the Spirit Award nominees were announced, the New York Film Critics Circle has announced their winners. The group announced winners via Twitter.

The Artist continues to rack up honors. After receiving five Spirit Award nominations, the film was named best film and also received a best director award for Michael Hazanavicius.
 
Jessica Chastain picked up honors in the supporting actress category while Albert Brooks won supporting actor. Chastain was recognized for her work in Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter.  Brooks won for his bad guy turn in Drive.
 
Brad Pitt won the best actor award for his performances in Moneyball and Tree of Life while Meryl Streep, in what appears to be the beginning of her campaign for her 17th Oscar nomination, won the best actress award for The Iron Lady.
 
Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian won the best screenplay award for Moneyball, Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams won the best non-fiction film award and Margin Call picked up the best first feature award.
 
Awards season is in full swing. The next batch of nominees and award winners will be announced on Friday when the National Board of Review is scheduled to unveil their winners, followed by European Film Awards on Saturday.
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