The National Society of Film Critics has declared Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird the best film of 2017.
The organisation also handed Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya and The Shape of Water’s Sally Hawkins top acting honours on Saturday.
- Get Out named best film of 2017 by New Zealand critics
- Call Me By Your Name named best film of 2017 by LA critics
Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) received supporting prizes, keeping them way out in front in their respective categories on the critical kudos circuit.
Gerwig also won best director for Lady Bird, as well as the screenplay award, narrowly surpassing Jordan Peele's Get Out for the latter by one vote.
Recent winners of the group's top prize include Moonlight, Spotlight, Goodbye to Language and Inside Llewyn Davis.
This year's National Society of Film Critics awards are dedicated to the late film critic and historian Richard Schickel.
Votes for foreign film and non-fiction film are still to come.
Full list of 2017 winners:
Best Film: Lady Bird (Runners-up: Get Out; Phantom Thread)
Best Director: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (Runners-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread; Jordan Peele, Get Out)
Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out (Runners-up: Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread; Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name)
Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water (Runners-up: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird; Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion; Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project (Runners-up: Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water and The Post; Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird (Runners-up: Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread; Allison Janney, I, Tonya)
Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (Runners-up: Jordan Peele, Get Out; Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread)
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049 (Runners-up: Hoyta van Hoytema, Dunkirk; Alexis Zabe, The Florida Project)