1969 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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4th NSFC Awards

January 5, 1970

Best Film:

The 4th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 5 January 1970, honored the best filmmaking of 1969.[1]

The member critics voting for the awards were Hollis Alpert of the Saturday Review, Harold Clurman of The Nation, Jay Cocks of Time, Brad Darrach of Movie, Penelope Gilliatt of The New Yorker, Pauline Kael of The New Yorker, Stefan Kanfer of Time, Stanley Kauffmann of The New Republic, Robert Kotlowitz of Harper's Magazine, Joseph Morgenstern of Newsweek, Andrew Sarris of The Village Voice, Richard Schickel of Life, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. of Vogue, and John Simon of The New Leader.[2]


Best Picture

  • Z (21 points)

2. Stolen Kisses (11 points)
3. The Unfaithful Wife (10 points)

Best Director

2. Costa-GavrasZ (11 points)
3. Claude ChabrolThe Unfaithful Wife (9 points)
3. Miklós JancsóThe Red and the White (9 points)

Best Actor

2. Peter O'TooleGoodbye, Mr. Chips (14 points)
3. Michel BouquetThe Unfaithful Wife (9 points)
3. Robert RedfordDownhill Racer and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (9 points)

Best Actress

2. Jane FondaThey Shoot Horses, Don't They? (16 points)
3. Verna BloomMedium Cool (5 points)
3. Maggie SmithThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (5 points)
3. Ingrid ThulinThe Damned (5 points)

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress (tie)

3. Verna BloomMedium Cool (12 points)
3. Dyan CannonBob & Carol & Ted & Alice (12 points)
3. Celia JohnsonThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Best Screenplay

2. Costa-Gavras and Jorge SemprúnZ (18 points)
3. Alvin SargentThe Sterile Cuckoo (6 points)

Best Cinematography

2. Miroslav OndricekIf.... (11 points)
3. Haskell WexlerMedium Cool (8 points)

Special Awards


  1. ^ Weiler, A. H. (6 January 1970). "National Film Critics Crown 'Z,' Jon Voight, Miss Redgrave". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Morgenstern, Joseph; Kanfer, Stefan, eds. (1970). Film 69/70: An Anthology by the National Society of Film Critics. New York: Simon and Schuster.

External links

  • Past Awards
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