Magazine article Screen International

New York Film Critics Circle Moves Up Voting Date

Magazine article Screen International

New York Film Critics Circle Moves Up Voting Date

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In a move that will set the cat among the pigeons, the group is attempting to steal a march on rival bodies and announced on Wednesday (19) it will hold the annual vote on Nov 28.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on Jan 9, 2012."As the nation's pre-eminent critic's group, we are excited about kicking off the annual end-of-year discussion with our new early voting date," chairman John Anderson said. "On the basis of the films we have seen thus far, we are looking forward to another passionate debate amongst our members."

Joining chairman John Anderson in leading the group is this year's vice-chairman and Time Out New York senior film writer Joshua Rothkopf, who will assume the duties of chairman for 2012.

Additions to the group are returning voting member Amy Taubin of Film Comment and a new member, Salon film critic Andrew O' Hehir.

The full list of voting members is: Thelma Adams, US Weekly; Melissa Anderson, Village Voice; John Anderson, Variety/Newsday; Michael Atkinson; Dwight Brown, NNPA Syndication/BlackPressUSA. …

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