"Gandhi" and "Tootsie," demonstrating surprising all-around support, dominated the New York Film Critics' annual award ceremony yesterday.

Selections by the New York Film Critics, the country's senior, prestigious association of movie reviewers, frequently, but not necessarily, anticipate the preferences of the Hollywood community in the Academy Awards.

The New York Film Critics Awards:

Best Film: "Gandhi," with "Tootsie" second, "E.T." third

Best Actress: Meryl Streep in "Sophie's Choice," no second or third.

Best Actor: Ben Kingsley in "Gandhi," with Dustin Hoffman second for "Tootsie," Peter O'Toole third for "My Favorite Year."

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange in "Tootsie," with Glenn Close second for "The World According to Garp," Lesley Anne Warren third for "Victor/Victoria."

Best Supporting Actor: John Lithgow in "The World According to Garp," with George Gaynes second for "Tootsie," Robert Preston third for "Victor/Victoria."

Best Director: Sydney Pollack for "Tootsie," with Steven Spielberg second for "E.T.," Richard Attenborough third for "Gandhi."

Best Screenplay: Larry Gelbart for "Tootsie," with Barry Levinson second for "Diner," Costa-Gavras third for "Missing."

Best Cinematography: Nestor Almendros for "Sophie's Choice," "Diva" second, "Blade Runner" third.

Best Foreign Language Film: "Time Stands Still" from Hungary, with "Le Beau Mariage" second, "Three Brothers" third.