The movie also won the group's award for Best Use of Music.
Albert Brooks was named Best Supporting Actor for "Drive" and Melissa McCarthy Best Supporting Actress for "Bridesmaids," which also scooped up the Best Ensemble title.
"The Tree of Life" was honored with the Best Cinematography award, while Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash shared the Best Screenplay prize for "The Descendants."
"A Separation" was declared Best Foreign Language Film, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" deemed Best Documentary and "The Adventures of Tintin" named Best Animated Feature.
Mentioned on NYFCO's list of the year's best films are "The Descendants," "Drive," "The Help," "Hugo," "Melancholia," "Midnight in Paris," "Take Shelter," "The Tree of Life" and "War Horse."
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