National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
- The National Society of Film Critics is a member of FIPRESCI (as of 1999).
- Two films are sharing the award for "Best Picture" for the first time in the 34-year history of the awards.
- This year's awards are dedicated to the memory of Vincent Canby, long time film critic for the New York Times and former chair of the Society, whose wit and erudition honored his profession.
- This year's awards are dedicated to the memory of Pauline Kael, long-time movie critic for the New Yorker and a founding member of the Society.