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New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2015 Pick Kristen Stewart, Michael Keaton, ‘Carol’, ‘Inside Out’

The winners are in for the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2015, honoring the best in film for the year. And if this is any barometer for Oscar potential, then we could be calling Kristen Stewart an Academy Award nominee come January.

Stewart was honored as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria, a performance that also earned her a César Award (France’s equivalent of the Oscars) earlier this year. The movie, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, lost out on a Best Picture mention from the NYFCC, however, as Todd Haynes’s Carol earned the top prize. The period drama also earned Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography, putting the film in a prime position to make a run as the de facto indie darling of this year’s Oscar race. That is, provided it doesn’t split votes with Spotlight, which details the Boston Globe’s investigation into the sexual abuse cover-up by the Boston Archdiocese. Spotlight is earning key support for Michael Keaton, who lost the Oscar for Birdman last year, but finds himself poised to be a two-time Oscar nominee this year, as he earned a Best Actor win here.

All in all, this is a packed lineup. You can check out the full list of New York Film Critics Circle winners below:

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2015 Pick Kristen Stewart, Michael Keaton, 'Carol', 'Inside Out'

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New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2015 Winners

BEST PICTURE
Carol

BEST DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes, Carol

BEST ACTOR
Michael Keaton, Spotlight

BEST ACTRESS
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria

BEST SCREENPLAY
Phyllis Nagy, Carol

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Edward Lachman, Carol

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Inside Out

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Timbuktu (France/Mauritania)

BEST NON-FICTION FEATURE
Inside Jackson Heights

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Son of Saul

What do you think of this year’s winners? Sound off in the comments!

And for more awards season coverage, find out which films were declared the best of the year by the National Board of Review!

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