The drama “Tàr” bagged more awards in the USA, thus boosting its chances in the ongoing trophy race. The New York Film Critics Association NYFCC (New York Film Critics Circle) named director Todd Field’s best film of the year. Also leading actress Cate Blanchett was chosen as the best actress. In “Tàr” she plays the fictional chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, whose life spirals out of control.

Irish actor Colin Farrell won Best Actor for “After Yang” and “The Banshees of Inishrein.” Winners announced on Friday (local time).

Founded in 1935, the NYFCC Critics Association’s trophies are the first of many film awards ceremonies to be presented in the coming months. There are often winners among the nominees for the Oscars held in March. For example, last year, the critics organization named “Drive My Car” as the best picture. The Japanese drama Ryusuke Hamaguchi was later nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, and won Best International Feature Film.

Submitted by: APA/dpa