Joanne Woodward and Robert De Niro were named Best Actress and Best Actor of the year by the New York Film Critics.
De Niro was honored for his role as a patient who comes out of a trance in "Awakenings" and for his portrayal of a mobster in "GoodFellas." Woodward plays Mrs. Bridge opposite husband Paul Newman in "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge."
"GoodFellas," about a hood who turns on his former Mafia pals, was named Best Movie by the group of 28 film critics working for New York publications. Martin Scorsese was named Best Director for "GoodFellas."
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala won for Best Screenplay for "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge," the story of an affluent couple in the Midwest.