New York Film Critics 1978

Best Film:
The Deer Hunter
Runners-up: Days of Heaven and An Unmarried Woman

Best Actor:
Jon Voight – Coming Home
Runners-up: Gary Busey – The Buddy Holly Story and Robert De Niro – The Deer Hunter

Best Actress:
Ingrid Bergman – Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten)
Runners-up: Jill Clayburgh – An Unmarried Woman and Jane Fonda – Coming Home and Comes a Horseman

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Walken – The Deer Hunter
Runners-up: Richard Farnsworth – Comes a Horseman and Barry Bostwick – Movie Movie

Best Supporting Actress:
Maureen Stapleton – Interiors
Runners-up: Maggie Smith – California Suite and Meryl Streep – The Deer Hunter

Best Director:
Terrence Malick – Days of Heaven
Runners-up: Paul Mazursky – An Unmarried Woman and Ingmar Bergman – Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten)

Best Screenplay:
Paul Mazursky – An Unmarried Woman
Runners-up: Larry Gelbart and Sheldon Keller – Movie Movie, Franco Brusati, Jaja Fiastri and Nino Manfredi – Bread and Chocolate (Pane e cioccolata) and Bertrand Blier – Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos mouchoirs)

Best Foreign Language Film:
Bread and Chocolate (Pane e cioccolata) – Italy
Runners-up: Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten) and A Slave of Love (Raba lyubvi)