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NY Critics pick best of 2002

January 15th, 2003

The folks at New York Film Critics' Circle picked their choices for the best in film for 2002 with some surprising names popping up. Far From Heaven won best picture and its auteur, Todd Haynes, also won for best director. Dennis Quaid, who stars in the movie as a sexually confused 1950's husband, was honored with best supporting actor. As for the others, Daniel Day-Lewis was picked at best actor for his work as Bill the Butcher in Martin Scorsese's masterful Gangs of New York, while Diane Lane took a best actress award for her turn in last summer's Unfaithful.

Patricia Clarkson was chosen as best supporting actress for Far From Heaven. Best screenplay went to Charles and Donald Kaufman for Adaptation; best foreign film Y Tu Mama Tambien; the special achievement award went to the restoration and re-release of Fritz Lang's masterpiece, Metropolis. The NYFCC is one of the most respected and prestigious film groups around today and have been in the public eye since 1935. For more information, please visit the NYFCC website below.

Matthew Dalton

Source: New York Film Critics Circle