Casey Affleck is once again the big winner so far as the prestigious New York Film Critics begin to SLOWLY announce their choices for this years Best Films. Affleck is again honored for his tormented portrayal of a ne’er-d0-well Boston janitor who is tormented by recent tragedies in his past in “Manchester by the Sea”. Mahersala Ali was named Best Supporting Actor for his helpful father figure-cum-crack dealer in the much awarded (so far) Indie film “Moonlight”, which was also cited for Best Cinematography.
Kenneth Lonergan was named Best Screenwriter for “Manchester by the Sea.” “Maria Erdman” was named for Best Foreign Language film. More awards-winner will be announced as the afternoon’s voting wears on.