While on January 10, the 2022 New York Film Critics Circle Awards were scheduled to take place at Tao Downtown in New York City, they have now been postponed due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases witnessed across the country, with a new date for the ceremony to be unveiled early in 2022.
“Out of safety concerns for our award winners and our members, we’ve made the decision to postpone our dinner. But rest assured, we’re going to find a way to celebrate the accomplishments of our winners in the coming months,” said NYFCC Chair Stephanie Zacharek. “Even in the midst of an uncertain time, we see this as a positive step forward.”
NYFCC is the oldest critics group in the United States and was founded in 1935. Its membership includes critics from weekly and daily magazines and newspapers, as well as online publications.
“The New York Film Critics Circle” has already revealed the winners of its annual awards, “Drive My Car” won the Best Film Award, and Jane Campion won the Best Director Award for “The Power of the Dog.” Lady Gaga was crowned Best Actress for House of Gucci, and Benedict Cumberbatch won the Best Actor Award for “The Power of the Dog.”
There were some special wards also, with those honors going to Maya Cade for the creation of the Black Film Archive; to the late Diane Weyermann, for supporting daring and impactful filmmaking at Sundance and Participant; and to Marshall Fine for his years of service as New York Film Critics Circle Awards’ General Manager and decades on the New York film scene.