The Julianne Moore melodrama Far From Heaven is the best film of 2002, according to the New York Film Critics Circle. The group which announced their choices today named Diane Lane best actress for her riveting performance as an adulterous wife in Unfaithful. Daniel Day-Lewis was chosen best actor for Gangs of New York. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Film Critics weighed in with their picks, selecting Jack Nicholson's dark comedy About Schmidt as the year's best flick. Nicholson was named best actor, tying with Day-Lewis. Moore scored best actress honors for both Far From Heaven and The Hours. The next major kudos come Thursday, when the 2002 Golden Globe nominations are unveiled.
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