New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best First Film Awards

2013
Ryan Coogler
Fruitvale Station
2012
David France
How to Survive a Plague
2011
J.C. Chandor
Margin Call
2010
David Michôd
Animal Kingdom
2009
Steve McQueen
Hunger
2008
Courtney Hunt
Frozen River
2007
Sarah Polley
Away from Her
2006
Ryan Fleck
Half Nelson
2005
Bennett Miller
Capote
2004
Maria Full of Grace
Maria Full of Grace
2003
American Splendor
American Splendor
2002
Dylan Kidd
Roger Dodger
2001
Todd Field
In the Bedroom
2000
David Gordon Green
George Washington
1999
Spike Jonze
Being John Malkovich
1997
Neil LaBute
In the Company of Men