'The Irishman' named best picture by New York Film Critics

Actor Al Pacino, from left, director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Irishman' as part of the London Film Festival, in central London, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. | Photo by Joel C Ryan / Invision / AP
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NEW YORK (AP) The New York Film Critics Circle has named “The Irishman” the year's best film, handing Martin Scorsese's mob epic its second such honor in two days.

It's the second time Scorsese has received the top award from his hometown critics following 1990's “GoodFellas."

Wednesday's win added more momentum to the awards season campaign for “The Irishman,” which a day earlier was crowned best film by the National Board of Review.

The critics selected Lupita Nyong'o for best actress and Antonio Banderas for best actor. Laura Dern was named best supporting actress for her performances in both “Marriage Story" and “Little Women.”