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Steve McQueen heckled, NY Film Critics Circle apologizes

The New York Film Critics Circle has apologized for the heckling of 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen at the group’s awards banquet.

When McQueen was presented the best director award Monday night by Harry Belafonte, critic Armond White allegedly jeered McQueen as “an embarrassing doorman and garbage man.”

In an email to 12 Years a Slave distributor Fox Searchlight first posted online by Deadline, NYFCC chairman Joshua Rothkopf apologized to McQueen for “the crass bit of heckling” he encountered. Rothkopf said he was “mortified” that it came from one of the group’s own members and pledged “disciplinary action.”

White did not immediately respond to an email Tuesday.

The CityArts editor is well known for his contrarian film reviews. He panned 12 Years a Slave as “torture porn.”

Critics' prizes confirm 'Zero Dark Thirty' as Oscar favorite, boost 'The Master' and 'Amour'

Zero Dark Thirty and Kathryn Bigelow won major critics’ prizes on Sunday, confirming the Osama bin Laden manhunt thriller as an Oscar frontrunner. Both the Boston and New York Online critics honored the movie as the year’s best, and screenwriter Mark Boal was recognized for best screenplay by the New York group. But it was two other films – The Master and Amour — that dominated the Los Angeles Film Critics awards to insert themselves in to the Oscar conversation. Joaquin Phoenix upset Lincoln‘s Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor and Amy Adams won for best supporting actress. Paul Thomas Anderson also won for best director, and the film was named the runner-up for best picture. The Los Angeles critics named Amour best picture, and actress Emmanuelle Riva tied with Jennifer Lawrence for best actress, completing a sweep of today’s critics’ awards for the 85-year-old French actress.

Lincoln fared well also, with Day-Lewis taking home two acting prizes, and Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones winning awards for their supporting performances. Screenwriter Tony Kushner was recognized by the Boston Society critics.

Click below to see today’s list of winners: READ FULL STORY

'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Lincoln' dominate New York Film Critics Circle awards

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The New York Film Critics Circle has spoken. Instead of announcing their decisions all at once, the esteemed East Coast collection of critics revealed its annual awards list only after its members debated, deliberated, and decided on each category. READ FULL STORY

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