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Harvey Weinstein is Back — NY Film Critics

by jhoberman.

The big news to emerge from yesterday’s New York Film Critics Circle voting–held early this year to scoop the other year end awards–is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein.

Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director but NYFCC perennial Meryl Streep, who stars as Margaret Thatcher in the Weinstein Company’s yet to be released Iron Lady, won an easy first ballot victory over Michelle Williams (star of another Weinstein release My Week with Marilyn) and Kirsten Dunst, who won an award at Cannes for her performance in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia.

After the jump, more inside baseball from the voting…