New York Film Critics 1999

Best Film:
Runners-up: American Beauty, Being John Malkovich and The Straight Story

Best Actor:
Richard Farnsworth – The Straight Story
Runners-up: Russell Crowe – The Insider and Jim Broadbent – Topsy-Turvy

Best Actress:
Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry
Runners-up: Julianne Moore – The End of the Affair and Janet McTeer – Tumbleweeds

Best Supporting Actor:
John Malkovich – Being John Malkovich
Runners-up: Jamie Foxx – Any Given Sunday and Christopher Plummer – The Insider

Best Supporting Actress:
Catherine Keener – Being John Malkovich
Runner-up: Chloë Sevigny – Boys Don’t Cry

Best Director:
Mike Leigh – Topsy-Turvy
Runners-up: David Lynch – The Straight Story and Sam Mendes – American Beauty

Best Screenplay:
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor – Election

Best Cinematography:
Freddie Francis – The Straight Story
Runner-up: Emmanuel Lubezki – Sleepy Hollow

Best Animated Film:
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Runners-up: The Iron Giant and Toy Story 2

Best First Film:
Spike Jonze – Being John Malkovich
Runners-up: Kimberly Peirce – Boys Don’t Cry and Sam Mendes – American Beauty

Best Foreign Language Film:
All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) • Spain/France

Best Non-Fiction Film:
Buena Vista Social Club
Runner-up: Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

Special Award:
Manny Farber