Sorry Spotlight and Mad Max: Fury Road, this seat's taken by Carol.

The New York Film Critics Circle began their annual voting on the years' best films on Wednesday, resulting in an impressive list of winners. Todd Haynes' 1950s romance Carol came out on top with four wins including Best Picture and Best Director. Although Tom McCarthy's Oscar frontrunner Spotlight swept the top honors at this week's Gotham Awards and the National Board of Review surprised many of us by awarding Fury Road Best Film, the New York critics are clearly in a more romantic state of mind.

The NYFCC did give Spotlight some love, awarding Michael Keaton with Best Actor, while naming Saoirse Ronan Best Actress for Brooklyn. One surprise was awarding Best Supporting Actress to someone not currently in talks in the Oscar race: Kristen Stewart. That's right, K-Stew won for her role in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which is one of the actress' best performances. Check out the full of list NYFCC picks below:

Best Picture: Carol
Best Director: Todd Haynes, Carol
Best Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Best Actor: Michael Keaton, Spotlight
Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Cinematographer: Edward Lachman, Carol
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): In Jackson Heights
Best Foreign Film: Timbuktu
Best First Film: László Nemes, Son of Saul
Special Award: William Becker and Janus Films
Special Award: Ennio Morricone