This week, two East Coast groups revealed their picks for the best films of the year: the Gothams and the New York Film Critics Circle. Both honored Lily Gladstone in top acting categories (Outstanding Lead Performance for “The Unknown Country” and Best Actress for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” respectively) and both went for up-and-comer Charles Melton (“May December”) in supporting slots. Expect these to repeat at events like the Film Independent Spirit Awards, who announce their nominees on December 5.

In this week’s episode of “Screen Talk,” Anne and Ryan recap the week that was, celebrating unexpected winners like Franz Rogowski, Best Actor for “Passages,” from the New York Film Critics Circle, who voted and named their honorees on Thursday, November 30. “Maestro” and “Poor Things” were no-shows among New York critics, and while they do set the tone ahead for what contenders get pushed, don’t count these out in the months ahead. 

In this episode, we also share fiercely divided reactions to “Wonka,” whose embargo has lifted after screening for critics and voters over the last couple of weeks. Plus, we recommend some counter-programming amid your awards season catch-ups: Noah Hawley’s “Fargo,” now in its fifth season on FX/Hulu, and featuring a nipple-ringed Jon Hamm in what could just be his best role since “Mad Men.”

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