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1981 National Society of Film Critics Awards


1981 National Society of Film Critics Awards

16th NSFC Awards

January 5, 1982

Best Film:
Atlantic City

The 16th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 5 January 1982, honored the best filmmaking of 1981.


Best Picture

1. Atlantic City
2. Reds
3. Prince of the City
4. Pixote (Pixote: a Lei do Mais Fraco)
5. Pennies from Heaven

Best Director

1. Louis MalleAtlantic City
2. Sidney LumetPrince of the City
3. Héctor BabencoPixote (Pixote: a Lei do Mais Fraco)

Best Actor

1. Burt LancasterAtlantic City
2. Gene HackmanAll Night Long
3. Henry FondaOn Golden Pond

Best Actress

1. Marília PêraPixote (Pixote: a Lei do Mais Fraco)
2. Faye DunawayMommie Dearest
3. Diane KeatonReds

Best Supporting Actor

1. Robert PrestonS.O.B.
2. Jerry OrbachPrince of the City
3. Jack NicholsonReds

Best Supporting Actress

1. Maureen StapletonReds
2. Mona WashbourneStevie
3. Lisa EichhornCutter's Way

Best Screenplay

1. John GuareAtlantic City
2. Warren Beatty and Trevor GriffithsReds
3. Dennis PotterPennies from Heaven
3. Jay Presson Allen and Sidney LumetPrince of the City

Best Cinematography

1. Gordon WillisPennies from Heaven
2. Vilmos ZsigmondBlow Out
3. Vittorio StoraroReds

External links

  • Past Awards


  • 'Atlantic City' Wins Critics' Prizes The New York Times
  • Atlantic City' Takes Top Critics Awards The Montreal Gazette
  • Atlantic City' Named Best Picture Toledo Blade
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