New York Film Critics Circle Awards were announced on Nov. 30, with Greta Gerwig’s "Lady Bird" Named Best Picture. Both "Lady Bird" and Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" won multiple awards. A gala dinner celebrating the honorees was held on Jan. 3 at Tao Downtown in New York City.
Timothée Chalamet, now 21, has an independent streak. At 17, he started traveling solo for acting work. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Saoirse Ronan, seen here at West Hollywood's London hotel in November, stars in awards contender "Lady Bird." (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), a clerk (Gabriel Iglesias) and great-great grandmother Mamá Imelda (Alanna Ubach) in the animated movie "Coco." (Disney / Pixar)
Jordan Peele explains 'the sunken place'.
Writer-director Greta Gerwig and co-stars Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts discuss the film "Lady Bird."
This was something that really came fresh and unexpectedly, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson said of the origins of the story for "Phantom Thread." "And that was really an exciting thing.” (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Willem Dafoe, from the film "The Florida Project," at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Tiffany Haddish of "Girls Trip." (Christina House / For The Times)