The unflinching historical drama
Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" was selected as best animated film.
France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color," directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, was named best foreign film.
Also at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Sarah Polley's
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman ("High School," "Ballet") was the recipient of a special award.
Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is made up of critics from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and qualifying online sites.
The critics and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences generally don't agree on its picks. In fact, the NYFCC state on its website that the organization's awards are "a principled alternative to the
Last year, the critics chose
The NYFCC awards will be handed out Jan. 6 at the Edison Room.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. is scheduled to announce its selections Sunday.