Japanese Film ‘Drive My Car’ Wins Best Film Award at National Society of Film Critics : The Tribune India

Los Angeles, January 9

Japanese drama “Drive My Car” won Best Picture at this year’s National Society of Film Critics, continuing its string of major awards from major critic groups.

The organization announced its honors on Saturday, variety.com reports.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s dramatic drama also won honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle.

In addition to Best Picture, “Drive My Car” also won Director, Screenplay, and Best Actor for Hidetoshi Nishijima.

“West Side Story,” “The Power of the Dog,” and “Little Mom” ​​made frequent appearances in various second-place spots.

The Best Actress award went to Penelope Cruz for “Parallel Mothers,” while Best Supporting Actress went to Ruth Negga for “Passing.”

‘The Worst Person in the World’ actor Anders Danielsen Lie won Best Supporting Actor.

A prestigious organization known for its brainy taste, the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) has members from all the top entertainment publications, including Variety’s chief film critics Peter Debruge and Owen Gleiberman, as well as freelancers. notables.

Justin Chang of the LA Times is president of the organization.

Any film released in the United States in 2021, whether in theaters or on streaming platforms, is eligible. Unlike many other award groups, the NSFC does not have a nomination process.

Prizes for winner, runner-up and third place are announced for each category alongside vote tallies which often show how close the races are.

Last year, ‘Nomadland’ won first prize, beating ‘First Cow’ by just two votes.

IANS

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