National Society of Film Critics


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1979 - 14th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : Breaking Away
(RU - Kramer vs. Kramer)
Best Director (TIE) : Robert Benton, Kramer vs. Kramer & Woody Allen, Manhattan
Best Actor : Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer / Agatha
(RU - Peter Sellers - Being There)
Best Actress : Sally Field, Norma Rae
(RU - Hannah Schygulla - The Marriage of Maria Braun)
Best Supporting Actor : Frederic Forrest, Apocalypse Now / The Rose
(RU - Melvyn Douglas - Being There)
Best Supporting Actress : Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer / The Seduction of Joe Tynan / Manhattan
(RU - Jane Alexander - Kramer vs. Kramer)
Best Screenplay : Steve Tesich, Breaking Away
(RU - Manhattan)
Best Cinematography : Caleb Deschanel, Being There, The Black Stallion


1978 - 13th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
(RU - The Deer Hunter)
Best Director : Terrence Malick, Days of Heaven
(RU - Bertrand Blier - Get Out Your Handkerchiefs)
Best Actor : Gary Busey, The Buddy Holly Story
Best Actress : Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata
(RU - Jane Fonda - Coming Home)
Best Supporting Actor (TIE) : Richard Farnsworth, Comes A Horseman & Robert Morley, Who Is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe?
Best Supporting Actress : Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter
(RU - Maureen Stapleton - Interiors)
Best Screenplay : Paul Mazursky, An Unmarried Woman
(RU - Get Out Your Handkerchiefs)
Best Cinematography : Nestor Almendros, Days of Heaven


1977 - 12th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : Annie Hall
(RU - That Obscure Object of Desire)
Best Director : Luis Buñuel, That Obscure Object of Desire
(RU - Steven Spielberg - Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Best Actor : Art Carney, The Late Show
(RU - John Gielgud - Providence)
Best Actress : Diane Keaton, Annie Hall
(RU - Shelley Duvall - Three Women)
Best Supporting Actor : Edward Fox, A Bridge Too Far
Best Supporting Actress : Ann Wedgeworth, Handle With Care
Best Screenplay : Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman, Annie Hall
Best Cinematography : Thomas Mauch, Aguirre: The Wrath of God


1976 - 11th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : All The President's Men
(RU - Taxi Driver)
Best Director : Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver
(RU - Alan Pakula - All the President's Men)
Best Actor : Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver
Best Actress : Sissy Spacek, Carrie
Best Supporting Actor : Jason Robards, All The President's Men
Best Supporting Actress : Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver
Best Screenplay : Alan Tanner, John Berger, Jonah Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000
Best Cinematography : Haskell Wexler, Bound For Glory


1975 - 10th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : Nashville
Best Director : Robert Altman, Nashville
Best Actor : Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
(RU - Jack Nicholson - The Passenger)
Best Actress : Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adèle H.
(RU - Florinda Bolkan - A Brief Vacation)
Best Supporting Actor : Henry Gibson, Nashville
Best Supporting Actress : Lily Tomlin, Nashville
Best Screenplay : Robert Towne, Warren Beatty, Shampoo
Best Cinematography : John Alcott, Barry Lyndon
Special Award : Ingmar Bergman's "The Magic Flute", for demonstrating how pleasurable opera can be on film


1974 - 9th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : Scenes from a Marriage
Best Director : Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II / The Conversation
Best Actor : Jack Nicholson, Chinatown, The Last Detail
Best Actress : Liv Ullmann, Scenes from a Marriage
Best Supporting Actor : Holger LöWenadler, Lacombe Lucien
Best Supporting Actress : Bibi Andersson, Scenes from a Marriage
Best Screenplay : Ingmar Bergman, Scenes from a Marriage
Best Cinematography : Gordon Willis, The Godfather Part II / The Parallax View
Special Award : Jean Renoir


1973 - 8th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : Day for Night
Best Director : François Truffaut, Day for Night
Best Actor : Marlon Brando, The Last Tango in Paris
Best Actress : Liv Ullmann, The New Land
Best Supporting Actor : Robert De Niro, Mean Streets
Best Supporting Actress : Valentina Cortese, Day for Night
Best Screenplay : George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck, American Graffiti
Best Cinematography : Vilmos Zsigmond, The Long Goodbye
Special Award : Robert Ryan, The Iceman Cometh (Posthumous)
Richard & Hilda Rosenthal Foudation Awards :
  • "Memories of Underdevelopment", for a film which, although not sufficiently recognized by public attendance, has nevertheless been an outstanding achievement.
  • Daryl Duke, director of "Payday", for a person working in cinema whose contribution to film art has not yet received due public recognition.


    1972 - 7th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

    Best Picture : The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    (RU - The Godfather)
    Best Director : Luis BuñUel, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Best Actor : Al Pacino, The Godfather
    (RU - Marlon Brando - The Godfather)
    Best Actress : Cicely Tyson, Sounder
    Best Supporting Actor : Joel Grey, Cabaret & Eddie Albert, The Heartbreak Kid
    Best Supporting Actress : Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid
    Best Screenplay : Ingmar Bergman, Cries & Whispers
    Best Cinematography : Sven Nykvist, Cries & Whispers
    Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Awards :
  • "My Uncle Antoine", directed by Claude Jutra (for a film which, although not sufficiently recognized by public attendance, has nevertheless been an outstanding cinematic achievement)
  • Ivan Passer, director of "Intimate Lighting" and Robert Kaylor, director of "Derby" (for a person working in cinema whose contribution to film art has not yet received due public recognition).


    1971 - 6th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

    Best Picture : Claire's Knee
    (RU - The Conformist)
    Best Director : Bernardo Bertolucci, The Conformist
    Best Actor : Peter Finch, Sunday Bloody Sunday
    (RU - Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange)
    Best Actress : Jane Fonda, Klute
    (RU - Bibi Andersson - The Touch)
    Best Supporting Actor : Bruce Dern, Drive, He Said
    Best Supporting Actress : Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show
    Best Screenplay : Penelope Gilliatt, Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Best Cinematography : Vittorio Storaro, The Conformist
    Special Award : The Sorrow and the Pity, a film of extraordinary public interest and distinction.


    1970 - 5th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

    Best Picture : M*A*S*H
    (RU - The Passion of Anna)
    Best Director : Ingmar Bergman, The Passion of Anna
    Best Actor : George C. Scott, Patton
    Best Actress : Glenda Jackson, Women In Love
    Best Supporting Actor : Chief Dan George, Little Big Man
    Best Supporting Actress : Lois Smith, Five Easy Pieces
    Best Screenplay : Eric Rohmer, My Night At Maud's
    Best Cinematography : Nestor Almendros, The Wild Child, My Night At Maud's
    Special Awards :
  • Donald Richie and the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, for the three-month retrospective of Japanese films
  • Daniel Talbot of the New Yorker Theatre, for the contribution he has made to cinema by showing films that otherwise might not have been available to the public


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