New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Inside the Ceremony

At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards tonight at Spotlight in Times Square, the well-preserved cougar Ellen Barkin was in the elevator heading down to dinner from the cocktail party in the penthouse and said, “After last week I can’t drink anymore. Not even a sip.” Barkin went on to give an introduction to Sidney Lumet, who received a special award for his lifetime of making New York City films. Barkin’s ditzy speech tested the patience of the assembled hacks and guests. After mentioning many of Lumet’s films (“Fail-Safe,” “Network,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Verdict,” etc.), she went on to mention a dozen more that she thought were influenced by Lumet, then said that several times a year...

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Jan 6th 2008
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