1979 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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14th NSFC Awards

January 3, 1980


Best Film:
Breaking Away

The 14th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 3 January 1980, honored the best filmmaking of 1979.

Winners[edit]

Best Picture[edit]

1. Breaking Away
2. Kramer vs. Kramer
3. Manhattan
4. 10

Best Director[edit]

1. Woody AllenManhattan
1. Robert BentonKramer vs. Kramer
3. Peter YatesBreaking Away
4. Blake Edwards10

Best Actor[edit]

1. Dustin HoffmanKramer vs. Kramer and Agatha
2. Peter SellersBeing There
3. Nick NolteNorth Dallas Forty
4. Jack LemmonThe China Syndrome
5. Klaus KinskiNosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht) and Woyzeck
5. Richard PryorRichard Pryor: Live in Concert
5. Roy ScheiderAll That Jazz

Best Actress[edit]

1. Sally FieldNorma Rae
2. Hanna SchygullaThe Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)
3. Bette MidlerThe Rose
4. Diane KeatonManhattan

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

1. Frederic ForrestApocalypse Now and The Rose
2. Melvyn DouglasBeing There and The Seduction of Joe Tynan
3. Paul DooleyBreaking Away
4. James MasonMurder by Decree
4. James WoodsThe Onion Field

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

1. Meryl StreepKramer vs. Kramer, Manhattan and The Seduction of Joe Tynan
2. Barbara HarrisThe Seduction of Joe Tynan
3. Jane AlexanderKramer vs. Kramer
3. Barbara BarrieBreaking Away

Best Screenplay[edit]

1. Steve TesichBreaking Away
2. Woody Allen and Marshall BrickmanManhattan
3. Robert BentonKramer vs. Kramer
4. Jerzy Kosinski and Robert C. JonesBeing There
5. Blake Edwards10

Best Cinematography[edit]

1. Caleb DeschanelThe Black Stallion and Being There
2. Vittorio StoraroApocalypse Now and Agatha
3. Néstor AlmendrosKramer vs. Kramer
4. Gordon WillisManhattan

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