New York Film Critics 1988

Best Film:
The Accidental Tourist
Runners-up: A World Apart and Dead Ringers

Best Actor:
Jeremy Irons – Dead Ringers
Runners-up: Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man, Tom Hanks – Big and Gene Hackman – Mississippi Burning

Best Actress:
Meryl Streep – A Cry in the Dark
Runners-up: Jodie Foster – The Accused, Melanie Griffith – Working Girl and Carmen Maura – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)

Best Supporting Actor:
Dean Stockwell – Married to the Mob and Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Runners-up: Alec Guinness – Little Dorrit, Martin Landau – Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Tim Robbins – Bull Durham

Best Supporting Actress:
Diane Venora – Bird
Runner-up: Jodhi May – A World Apart

Best Director:
Chris Menges – A World Apart
Runners-up: Clint Eastwood – Bird, Wim Wenders – Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) and Lawrence Kasdan – The Accidental Tourist

Best Screenplay:
Ron Shelton – Bull Durham
Runners-up: Shawn Slovo – A World Apart and Frank Galati and Lawrence Kasdan – The Accidental Tourist

Best Cinematography:
Henri Alekan – Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin)
Runners-up: Sven Nykvist – The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Jörgen Persson – Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren)

Best Documentary:
The Thin Blue Line

Best Foreign Language Film:
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) • Spain
Runner-up: Au Revoir Les Enfants • France/West Germany/Italy