NYFCC Awards announced winners this past Tuesday

Brad Pitt honored by NYFCCBy Tucker Harrington

The New York Film Critics Circle Awards winners were announced this past Tuesday, and those who received the biggest honors of the night include Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and the film "The Artist," according to AceShowBiz.

"The Artist" is a black-and-white silent movie and it garnered the top spot. In addition, its director Michel Hazanavicius was named Best Director.

"It's a celebration of cinema." John Anderson, the chairmen of the NYFCC, explained their joice of Best Picture. "It's clever and it's upbeat and all that, but it's really about the movies. Of course, that's going to strike a chord among critics."

The NYFCC announced their winners a great deal earlier than usual this year. It was even delayed a bit in order for the critics to see "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," which they didn't give any awards to.

According to MTV News, Meryl Streep earned the title of Best Actress for her role in "The Iron Lady," and Brad Pitt was honored Best Actor his roles in both "Moneyball" and "The Tree of Life."