Folks, awards season is officially upon us, and if early days are any indication we’re in for a raucous freaking ride. The latest stop is the New York Film Critics Circle, which named Martin Scorsese‘s decades-spanning gangster epic The Irishman as the best film of the year. The film’s co-star Joe Pesci also nabbed Best Supporting Actor for the role of mob boss Russell Buffalino. We’re still many months away from the Oscars, but with two Best Picture wins under its belt—The Irishman also won top prize from the National Board of Review—Scorsese’s massive Netflix film is clearly the early frontrunner.
Below the top category is a few delightfully on-point wins, including a Best Actress nod to Lupita Nyong’o‘s chilling two-sided transformation in Us and Best Director to Benny and Josh Safdie for the on-screen panic attack that is Uncut Gems.
Check out the full list of winners below. For a more in-depth insight into the upcoming awards season, here is Adam Chitwood’s latest Best Picture predictions.
Best Picture: The Irishman
Best Director: Benny and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Best Actor: Antonio Bandera, Pain and Glory
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story and Little Women
Best Animated Film: I Lost My Body
Best Cinematography: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Best First Film: Atlantics
Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite
Best Nonfiction Film: Honeyland
Special Award 1: Indie Collect
Special Award 2: Randy Newman