‘Past Lives’ wins best picture

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By journalsofus.com

The National Society of Film Critics has announced its award winners for the best achievements of 2023 in film. This year marks the 58th annual awards, which are voted on by film critics from the prestigious organization, including DiversityChief film critics Owen Gleiberman and Peter Debruge.

Celine Song’s “Past Lives” — the romantic drama about childhood sweethearts, Nora (Greta Lee) and Hae Sung (Teo Yu), who reunite years later — won the coveted best picture award. “Past Lives” and Song were also nominated in the Best Screenplay category.

Andrew Scott won Best Actor for his performance in “All of Us Strangers”, while Charles Melton won Best Supporting Actor for “May in December”.

In the Best Actress race, the NSFC awarded the top prize to Sandra Hüller for her performances in “Anatomy of a Fall” and “The Zone of Interest”. De’Wayne Joy Randolph won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Holdovers”.

The full list of award winners is as follows:

Best Picture: “Past Lives”

Runner-up: “Area of ​​Interest” | “Oppenheimer”

Best Screenplay: Sammy Burch, “May December”

Runner-up: Celine Song, “Past Lives” David Heminson, “The Holdovers”

Best Actor: Andrew Scott, ‘All of Us Strangers’

Runner-up: Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction” Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”

Best Supporting Actor: Charles Melton, “May December”

Runner-up: Robert Downey, Jr., “Oppenheimer” Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”

Best Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Runner-up: Łukasz Zał, “Area of ​​Interest” | Hoyte van Hoytema, “Oppenheimer”

Best Actress: Sandra Huller, “Anatomy of a Fall” and “The Zone of Interest”

Runner-up: Emma Stone, “Poor Things” Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Best Supporting Actress: Devin Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”

Runner-up: Penelope Cruz, “Ferrari” | Rachel McAdams, “Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret.”

Best Experimental Film: Jean-Luc-Godard’s “Trailer for a Movie That Will Never Exist: Phoney Wars”

Film Heritage Awards: Criterion Channel

Film Heritage Award: Facets, Kim’s Video, Scarecrow Video and Vidiots

Special Citation for a film awaiting American distribution: Victor Aris’ “Close Your Eyes”

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