See Protracted vote lands 'Capote' as top film critics pick.
Capote, a screen biography of writer Truman Capote, has captured the best film award of 2005 by the National Society of Film Critics in the U.S. after a lengthy vote.Six ballots is unprecedented with the NSFC -- a sign, I'd say, of a pretty good year in film, esp. since none of the other critical darlings (Good Night, and Good Luck; Brokeback Mountain; Munich) were even in the top three.
It took six ballots for the 57 members to come to a decision on best picture Saturday in New York city. Members of the association, who work for major newspapers and magazines, gather annually at Sardi's Restaurant in Manhattan to debate the year's top films and performances before voting.