The two primary and critical pioneers of the awards season have announced their voting dates and annual festivities. First, the National Board of Review will release its 2021 honorees on Tuesday, November 30, with their awards presentation scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, hosted by NBC News ’Willy Zeist. They will be followed by the New York Film Critics Circle, which announces its awards for “Global Pending Events” on Friday, December 10, 2022, in Tao Downtown, before the ceremony on January 10, 2022.
“After such an uncertain year and a half, we look forward to honoring some incredible films, artists and talents,” said Annie Schulhoff, president of the NBR.
Due to the epidemic, the NBR shifted the event to 2020, coinciding with the timing of the Oscar qualification. For the past 30 years, the Best Picture winner has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, with one exception every decade – 1998’s “Gods and Monsters”, 2000’s “Quills”, 2014’s “One of the Most Violent Years” and 2020’s latest winner 5 Bloods. ” The group is also heading for an Oscar nomination with an average of two of their acting winners. Still, last year’s winners র Riz Ahmed and Paul Resi (“Sound of Metal”), Carrie Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”), and finally Oscar winner Yuh-Jung Eun (“Minari”), all advanced to Academy recognition.
“The world and the film world are trying hard to get back to normal and we have failed,” said NYFCC chairman Stephanie Zacherek. “Still, the movies endure, and they keep us going through indefinite times.”
The NYFCC was selected last year for not extending the qualification period. To be eligible for a film this year, they must be released by December 31 in the greater New York City area, in theaters or on digital platforms. “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “The United States vs. Billy Holiday” began in 2021 and received Oscar attention earlier this year. The NYFCC chose A24’s “First Cow” as the top film last year, which was the first winner since it closed at the Oscars after the group’s founding in 1935.
See the 2021-2022 awards season calendar here.