Cinema: Who Won, Jan. 12, 1942

In something more like a love feast than a conflict of wills, 18 malleable members of the New York Film Critics elected their 1941 cinema "bests" in less time than it takes to run off a double feature and a couple of shorts.

Gary Cooper took honors as top actor of the year (for Sergeant York) with 14 votes on the first ballot. His nearest competitor: Orson (Citizen Kane) Welles, 2. Top actress: Joan Fontaine (for Suspicion). Neck-and-neck with her up to the sixth ballot: Sister Olivia de Havilland (for Hold Back the Dawn). Best Director: John Ford (for How Green Was...

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