Antonio Banderas Named Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle

Antonio Banderasis the New York critics’ choice…

The New York Film Critics Circle has named the 59-year-old Spanish actor its Best Actor of 2019.

Antonio Banderas

Banderas picked up the award for his performance in Pedro Almodovar’s Spanish drama Pain and Glory.

The NYFCC, one of the early critics-group bellwethers of the movie awards season, voted throughout Wednesday morning for its selections in 12 categories. Winners will be honored at the group’s annual gala January 7 at Tao Downtown.

The NYFCC, founded in 1935, includes critics from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Here’s a look at this year’s list of winners:

Best Film The Irishman
Best Director Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems
Best First Film Atlantics
Best Actor Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory
Best Actress Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Best Supporting Actor Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Best Supporting Actress Laura Dern, Marriage Story and Little Women
Best Screenplay Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best CinematographyPortrait of a Lady on Fire
Best Foreign Language FilmParasite
Best Non-Fiction FilmHoneyland
Best Animated FilmI Lost My Body
Special Awards
Randy Newman
Cole Kronman (student scholarship)

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