New York Film Critics 1979

Best Film:
Kramer vs. Kramer
Runners-up: Breaking Away and Manhattan

Best Actor:
Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs. Kramer
Runners-up: Peter Sellers – Being There and Nick Nolte – North Dallas Forty

Best Actress:
Sally Field – Norma Rae
Runners-up: Bette Midler – The Rose and Hanna Schygulla – The Marriage of Maria Braun

Best Supporting Actor:
Melvyn Douglas – Being There
Runners-up: Frederic Forrest – The Rose and James Woods – The Onion Field

Best Supporting Actress:
Meryl Streep – Kramer vs. Kramer and The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Runners-up: Jane Alexander – Kramer vs. Kramer and Barbara Barrie – Breaking Away

Best Director:
Woody Allen – Manhattan
Runners-up: Robert Benton – Kramer vs. Kramer and Bob Fosse – All That Jazz

Best Screenplay:
Steve Tesich – Breaking Away
Runners-up: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman – Manhattan and Jerzy Kosinski – Being There

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’albero degli zoccoli) • Italy
Runners-up: La Cage aux Folles • France/Italy, Peppermint Soda (Diabolo menthe) • France and Soldier of Orange (Soldaat van Oranje) • Netherlands/Belgium