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New York Film Critics Expel Armond White

City Arts film critic and professional crank Armond White is no longer a member of the august New York Film Critics Circle, which voted Monday morning to expel him from their ranks. He came under fire after he heckled director Steve McQueen last week at the NYFCC annual awards dinner.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2014 2:50 PM
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New York Film Critics Circle Apologizes to Steve McQueen and Fox Searchlight for Armond White Heckling, White Defends Himself (UPDATE)

For pure shock value, Adele Exarchopoulos’ legs were the main event at Monday’s New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner, barely contained as they were in a man’s shirt disguised as a dress. Armond White? There’s not a lot of shock value left: When we sat down to eat, someone at our table said, “Let’s have a pool: How long 'til Armond goes off?” We waited a while, but Old Faithful finally blew.
  • By John Anderson
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  • January 7, 2014 2:41 PM
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New York Film Critics Circle Awards Dinner Expects a Starry Turnout

The New York Film Critics Circle holds its annual awards dinner Monday night and while the critics themselves try to keep the Oscar speculation at arm’s length, the people angling for statuettes don’t. Which is why the honorees “rumored” to be showing up at the historic Edison Ballroom (they’re always “rumored” until they actually show up) will be reducing the paparazzi to puddles of goo.
  • By John Anderson
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  • January 3, 2014 5:02 PM
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Best of the Week: Must-See Best Actress Underdogs, Critics' Awards, Sundance Previews & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 7, 2013 1:19 PM
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New York Film Critics Circle 2013 Winners (UPDATE)

The New York Film Critics Circle winners can be hugely influential on other awards races, especially in a year with so many hopefuls. "American Hustle"took home three awards and Oscar frontrunner "12 Years a Slave" settled for best director. Frontrunners Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto took their respective categories. Anyone wondering if Jennifer Lawrence would wind up with a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination can be assured that she will. And Hollywood/Indiewood icon Robert Redford will also land an Oscar nomination for "All is Lost."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 3, 2013 3:11 PM
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New York Film Critics Circle Sets Awards Vote Before National Board of Review

The tony New York Film Critics Circle has set its annual awards voting for Tuesday, December 3, 2013; they'll announce the time and place for their annual awards ceremony later on. The NYFCC awards are seen as predictive of the Oscar nominations. Last year the NYFCC went heavily for "Zero Dark Thirty," as well as eventual Oscar winners Daniel Day Lewis ("Lincoln") and foreign film "Amour."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 16, 2013 1:26 PM
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'Amour' Auteur Michael Haneke Talks Riva and Trintignant, Death of 35 mm UPDATED

Michael Haneke's "Amour" has been nominated for five Oscars: Best Picture, Directing, Actress, Foreign Language Film and Screenplay. This comes after scooping up awards from such year-end critics groups as the New York Film Critics Circle, and tops off a stellar year that began with the film winning the Palme d'Or in Cannes last May.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 15, 2013 1:06 PM
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Critics' Vote Roundup UPDATED

UPDATE: A new batch of critics' winners have come in, with Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" receiving Best Picture from both the San Francisco and Kansas City film critics' circles. The African-American Film Critics Association picked Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" as Best Picture, and Ben Affleck ("Argo") for Best Director, with Ava DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere" getting wins across multiple categories. Full list of winners below, plus links to all critics' voting thus far.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 17, 2012 2:02 PM
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Oscar Talk: 'Django Unchained,' 'The Hobbit,' Doc Shortlist, Impact of NYFCC & NBR

On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I assess the impact of the New York Film Critic and National Board of Review results. We also look at where "Django Unchained" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," are likely to land in the Oscar race. And we agree that with the new documentary rules, the Academy doc branch did a good job with their shortlist of 15. We pick likely frontrunners.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 7, 2012 12:28 PM
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Parsing the NYFCC Vote: 'Lincoln' vs. 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Life of Pi'

The New York FIlm Critics Circle has always insisted on using the ballot method to reach consensus. And this year's vote was as lengthy and debated as any in recent years, because so many horses were in the race. What the winners reveal is which films boasted the most strength across the entire group, which films represent consensus.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 4, 2012 1:31 PM
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