Actor Jamie Foxx, director Martin Scorsese and the stars of Sideways were among the winners at this year's (04) NEW YORK FILM CRITICS ONLINE awards on Saturday (11DEC04).

Road-trip comedy Sideways was named 2004's Best Film, while castmembers Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen, won the supporting acting categories.

Actor and singer Foxx was honoured with the Best Actor accolade for playing Ray Charles in biopic Ray, while Imelda Staunton received Best Actress for her performance in Mike Leigh's 1950s abortion drama Vera Drake.

Scorsese triumphed in the directing category for his Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator and Charlie Kaufman picked up recognition for his screenplay for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Other winners include The Incredibles as Animated Film of the year, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES in the Foreign Language categories and Topher Grace for Breakthrough Performance in P.S. and In Good Company.

Michael Moore's anti-George W Bush documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 tied with BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE in the Documentary honours.

12/12/2004 21:23