Boston crix tap Spielberg

Steven Spielberg finally got the recognition that had eluded him in the year-end voting of the critics of New York, Los Angeles and the National Board of Review when the Boston Society of Film Critics named him best director in their annual balloting Dec. 19.

His film “Schindler’s List” was named top picture and received kudos for supporting actor Ralph Fiennes and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.

Holly Hunter got the nod for actress, the only recognition”The Piano” received in the voting. Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor for “In the Name of the Father.”

Altman and Frank Barhydt were the critics’ choice for the screenplay prize, as “Short Cuts” was honored for turning a dozen Raymond Carver stories into what director Altman called “Carver soup.”

Rosie Perez won as supporting actress on four ballots, the most of any category. “Farewell My Concubine” edged out “Like Water for Chocolate” for foreign-language film, while “Visions of Light” bested “The War Room” for best docu.

“Schindler” edged out “The Piano” and “Short Cuts” for the film nod, and Spielberg beat out directors Jane Campion and Robert Altman.

The National Society of Film Critics will weigh in with its picks in early January.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading