Greta Gerwig's “Lady Bird” has been named best picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, which also awarded Gerwig best director and its star, Saoirse Ronan, best actress.
The film critics' group announced its awards Thursday on Twitter, throwing its fullest support behind Gerwig's coming-of-age tale. Considered one of the year's top Oscar contenders, “Lady Bird” also has the distinction of setting a new record for perfection from Rotten Tomatoes as the most-widely reviewed movie to receive only positive reviews.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor-director Woody Allen is 82. Actress-singer Bette Midler is 72. Actor Treat Williams is 66. Model-actress Carol Alt is 57. Comedian Sarah Silverman is 47. Singer Bart Millard is 45. Guitarist Brad Delson is 40. Drummer Mika Fineo is 36. Singer-actress Janelle Monae is 32. Actress Ashley Monique Clark is 29. Singer Tyler Joseph is 29. Actress Zoe Kravitz is 29.