“Killers of the Flower Moon” Takes Top Prize at NY Film Critics Circle Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in
Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in "Killers of the Flower Moon"

The New York Film Critics Circle is the latest organization to unveil its list of award winners, and Killers of the Flower Moon reigned supreme. Martin Scorsese’s latest film was the biggest winner at this award show and walked away with the coveted best film award.

Based on David Grann’s book of the same name, this historical epic takes us to the 1920s Oklahoma, when a series of mysterious murders shook the oil-rich Osage Nation. Flower Moon is led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone and it was met with rave reviews following its release.

In addition to walking away with the best film trophy at this year’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards, this film won one more award – best actress for Gladstone. The list of winners in acting categories also includes Franz Rogowski (best actor for Passages), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (best supporting actress for The Holdovers), and Charles Melton (best supporting actor for May December).

It was also a big night for Christopher Nolan, who won the best director award for his work on Oppenheimer. The acclaimed biopic was the only film apart from Flower Moon and May December to walk away with two awards at this year’s ceremony.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE NEW YORK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS:

BEST FILM
Killers of the Flower Moon

BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

BEST ACTRESS
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

BEST ACTOR
Franz Rogowski, Ira Sachs’ Passages

BEST SCREENPLAY
May December by Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Charles Melton, May December

BEST NON-FICTION FILM
Menus-Plaisirs — Les Troisgros (dir. Frederick Wiseman)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Boy and the Heron

BEST FIRST FILM
Past Lives

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Anatomy of a Fall

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Hoyte Van Hoytema, Oppenheimer

SPECIAL AWARD
Karen Cooper, Film Forum