Awards season is officially underway, and so far it’s off to a great start!  The New York Film Critics Circle Awards honored Girls Trip breakout star, Tiffany Haddish, with the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in the successful summer comedy!  In addition to Haddish, Jordan Peele continued his streak of wins with Best First Film honors from the NYFCC, and the Dee Rees directed film Mudbound walked away with the Best Cinematography award.

Haddish has become one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film, so this award is no suprise. She recently starred on The Carmichael Show, as well as the Universal Pictures hit film Girls Trip (mentioned above), alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall. Up next, she will be starring alongside Tracy Morgan in his upcoming comedy series The Last OG, created and executive-produced by Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele.

Her other film credits include Meet the Spartans,Keanu, Racing for Time, and The Janky Promoters. Her television credits include recurring roles on If Loving You Is Wrong,Real Husbands of Hollywood, and New Girl.  She was an early standout since first appearing on Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? and Comedy Central’s Reality Bites, and will soon be joining Kevin Hart and Yvonne Orji in the upcoming comedy Night School.  Haddish is also set to star in  New Line’s upcoming film The Kitchen, and in Universal’s upcoming film The Temp.

Check out the complete list of awards winners below!

Best First Film: Get Out, Directed by Jordan Peele

Best Foreign Language Film: BPM (Beats Per Minute), Directed by Robin Campillo

Best Nonfiction Film: Faces Places, Directed by Agnes Varda

Best Animated Film: Coco, Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

Best Cinematography: Mudbound

Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Director: Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Best Picture: Lady Bird

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