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Actor Chadwick Boseman Posthumously Wins Best Supporting Actor at New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Chadwick Boseman,the Black Panther actor, posthumously won the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in Da 5 Bloods at the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Awards. The results were announced on Twitter.

Da 5 Bloods won big at the awards. Critics gave the film’s director, Spike Lee, a special award for “inspiring the New York community with his short film “New York New York” and for advocating for a better society through cinema.”

Delroy Lindo, who plays the role of Paul in the film, also won the Best Actor award.

Meanwhile, First Cow won the award for Best Film. The movie released in March but it had to eventually opt for a video-on-demand release due to theatres shutting down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always‘s screenwriter Eliza Hittman won Best Screenplay and debutant Sidney Flanigan won Best Actress for the same film. She played the role of a teenager who travels to New York to get an abortion.

Maria Bakalova won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Borat Subsequent Movie Film, while Chloe Zao won Best Director for Nomadland.

The NYFCC awards are one of the first awards of the season. This year, award shows like the Oscars and the Golden Globes have been postponed by two months due to the ongoing pandemic. The Academy Awards will be telecast on April 25, 2021 as opposed to the original date, February 28, 2021.

The NYFCC comprises over 50 critics and journalists from Time, Variety, and IndieWire. According to Variety, the decisions taken by them has a direct effect on the Academy Award nominations.

“Since 1935, the NYFCC winner for the best film has never failed to receive at least one Oscar nomination. More importantly, every film that has won the top prize from NYFCC has been nominated in a major Oscar category including picture, director, acting and screenplay,” the magazine reported.

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