Kyra Sedgwick

Here's Robert Klein's surrealist speech from the New York Film Critics Circle awards

Here's Robert Klein's surrealist speech from the New York Film Critics Circle awards

As one of the early film awards events of the season — and a venue where attendees already know they've won — the New York Film Critics Circle awards is a fine opportunity to see leading Oscar contenders try out their speech material.

And indeed, that's what Tuesday's event in downtown Manhattan — which saw Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" take best film and "Moonlight" helmer Barry Jenkins win best director — wound up demonstrating. There was an endearingly idiosyncratic speech by Chazelle (he talked mainly about the various interpretations of the ending to the 1927 romance “7th...

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