YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
VOTE ANNUAL FILM AWARDS
ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
Awards ceremony to take place on Sunday, January 7th --
New York, NY (September
22, 2006) - Chairman Marshall Fine announced today that the New York
Film Critics Circle will vote on their annual film awards on Monday,
December 11th. Among the categories for the 2006 awards are:
best picture, director, screenplay, actor, actress, supporting actor,
supporting actress, cinematography, animated movie and best first film.
Special stand-alone awards are also given to individuals and organizations
that have made substantial contributions to the art of cinema, including
producers, directors, actors, writers, critics, historians, film restorers
and service organizations.
The Circles' annual
awards presentation date and location was also scheduled by Fine. The
ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 7th at the Supper Club,
a new venue for the organization this year.
Founded in 1935,
the Circle's membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly
newspapers and magazines. Every year in December the organization meets
in New York to vote on awards for the previous calendar year's films.
The Circle's awards are often viewed as harbingers of the Oscar nominations,
which are announced each February. The Circle's awards are also viewed
-- perhaps more accurately -- as a principled alternative to the Oscars,
honoring esthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and
political pressures. A complete list of previous winners is available
on this site, along with a list of current members with links to their