New York Film Critics Circle to Vote November 30, 2017

The New York Film Critics Circle announced today they will vote for the 2017 awards on November 30, 2017 and hold its annual Gala Awards dinner on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Tao Downtown. After the annual meeting on October 20, the NYFCC will announce new members. Eric Kohn, Chief Film Critic/IndieWire, serves this year as Chairman of the NYFCC, Alison Willmore serves as Vice Chair and Marshall Fine continues as the group’s General Manager.

NYFCC Chairperson Eric Kohn stated, “As the oldest institution of its kind in America, the NYFCC represents much more than an awards season hype machine, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t excited about giving out some awards in a year loaded with so many possibilities. We’re looking forward to spirited debates — not only on our voting date but in the weeks leading up to it — as we make our way through the last few major fall season films, while looking back on the year as a whole. We also hope to welcome some new members and continue to expand our presence with events around town.”

Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is the oldest and most prestigious in the country. The circle’s membership includes critics from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and the web’s most respected online publications. Every year the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the calendar year’s films.

The Circle’s awards are often seen as shaping the Oscar race. The Circle’s awards are also viewed — perhaps more accurately — as a principled alternative to the Oscars, honoring aesthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and political pressures.


Eric Kohn (Chair)

Alison Willmore (Vice Chair)

Marshall Fine (General Manager)

John Anderson

Melissa Anderson
The Village Voice

Michael Atkinson
The Village Voice

Richard Brody
The New Yorker

Dwight Brown
NNPA Syndication

Bilge Ebiri
The Village Voice

David Edelstein
New York Magazine

David Fear
Rolling Stone

Graham Fuller
Culture Trip

Owen Gleiberman

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Rafer Guzman

Jordan Hoffman
The Guardian

Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair

Joe Morgenstern
The Wall Street Journal

Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Nick Pinkerton

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Alan Scherstuhl
The Village Voice

Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Singer

Kyle Smith
National Review

Dana Stevens

Sara Stewart
New York Post

Amy Taubin

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Keith Uhlich

Stephen Whitty
The Star-Ledger

Stephanie Zacharek
Time Magazine


For information regarding membership, please visit:
or contact Eric Kohn (IndieWire) at ERIC@INDIEWIRE.COM.


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