Tuesday, March 9

NYFCC – Best First Film

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Atlantics

Atlantics

2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Eighth Grade Bo Burnham

Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham

2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Get Out Jordan Peele

Get Out

Jordan Peele

2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Krisha Trey Edward Shults

Krisha

Trey Edward Shults

2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

The Edge of Seventeen Kelly Fremon Craig

The Edge of Seventeen

Kelly Fremon Craig

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Son of Saul László Nemes

Son of Saul

László Nemes

2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

The Babadook Jennifer Kent

The Babadook

Jennifer Kent

2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Fruitvale Station Ryan Coogler

Fruitvale Station

Ryan Coogler

2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

How to Survive a Plague David France

How to Survive a Plague

David France

2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Margin Call J.C. Chandor

Margin Call

J.C. Chandor

2010 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Animal Kingdom David Michôd

Animal Kingdom

David Michôd

2009 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Hunger Steve McQueen

Hunger

Steve McQueen

2008 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Frozen River Courtney Hunt

Frozen River

Courtney Hunt

2007 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Away from Her Sarah Polley

Away from Her

Sarah Polley

2006 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Half Nelson Ryan Fleck

Half Nelson

Ryan Fleck

2005 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Capote Bennett Miller

Capote

Bennett Miller

2004 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Maria Full of Grace Joshua Marston

Maria Full of Grace

Joshua Marston

2003 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

American Splendor Shari Springer Berman

American Splendor

Shari Springer Berman

2002 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Roger Dodger Dylan Kidd

Roger Dodger

Dylan Kidd

2001 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

In the Bedroom Todd Field

In the Bedroom

Todd Field

2000 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

George Washington David Gordon Green

George Washington

David Gordon Green

1999 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze

Being John Malkovich

Spike Jonze

1998 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Love and Death on Long Island Richard Kwietniowski

Love and Death on Long Island

Richard Kwietniowski

1997 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

In the Company of Men Neil LaBute

In the Company of Men

Neil LaBute

1996 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Big Night Stanley Tucci

Big Night

Stanley Tucci

1995 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best First Film

Babe Chris Noonan

Babe

Chris Noonan