Japanese Film “Drive My Car” Wins Best Picture at National Society of Film Critics: The Tribune India

Los Angeles, January 9

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

The organization announced its accolades on Saturday, varie.com reports.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s drama also won top 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 the Director, Screenplay and Best Actor award for Hidetoshi Nishijima.

“West Side Story”, “The Power of the Dog” and “Little Mum” have made frequent appearances in various slot machines.

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

“The World’s Worst Person” actor Anders Danielsen Lie won the award for Best Supporting Actor.

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

Justin Chang of the LA Times is the 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.

The prizes for winner, second and third place are announced for each category, along with the vote tally which often shows how close the races are.

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

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Marie A. Evans