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New York Film Critics Circle names "Fargo" best movie of 1996


"Fargo," Joel and Ethan Coen's quirky slice of Americana, has been named best film of 1996 by the New York Film Critics Circle.

The award, announced Thursday, Dec. 12, is one of several bellwethers in anticipation of the Academy Awards. "Fargo" is considered by many to be a worthy hopeful for the best-picture prize. Earlier this week, "Shine," another strong contender, was named movie of the year by the National Board of Review.

Joel Coen was named best director at the Cannes Film Festival in May for the movie.

The brothers are from St. Louis Park, Minn. The movie was filmed in central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

Other Film Critic Circle winners:

  • Director: Lars von Trier, "Breaking the Waves."
  • Actor: Geoffrey Rush, "Shine."
  • Actress: Emily Watson, "Breaking the Waves."
  • Supporting actor: Harry Belafonte, "Kansas City."
  • Supporting actress: Courtney Love, "The People vs. Larry Flynt."
  • Screenplay: Albert Brooks, "Mother."
  • Foreign film: "The White Balloon."
  • Non-fiction film: "When We Were Kings."
  • First film: "Big Night."


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