Every year some of the finest film critics in North Texas come together to vote on the best in filmmaking. I’m proud to call myself a member of this group and even more proud to share this list for the Best of 2019!
North Texas Film Critics Association
BEST PICTURE OF 2019
The North Texas Film Critics Association voted the biographical drama THE IRISHMAN as Best Film of 2019, according to the results of its annual critics’ poll.Completing the list of the top 11 films of the year were:1917 (2), PARASITE (3), THE FAREWELL (4),MARRIAGE STORY (5), JOJO RABBIT (6), THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (7),
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (8), ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (9), FORD V FERRARI (10) and JOKER (11).
For Best Actor, the association named Joaquin Phoenixfor JOKER. Runners-up included Robert De Niro for THE IRISHMAN (2), Adam Driver for MARRIAGE STORY (3), Adam Sandler for UNCUT GEMS (4) and Leonardo DiCaprio for ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD(5).
Charlize Theron was voted Best Actress forBOMBSHELL. Next in the voting were Scarlett Johansson for MARRIAGE STORY (2), Renée Zellweger for JUDY (3), Awkwafina for THE FAREWELL(4) and Lupita Nyong’o for US (5).
In the Best Supporting Actor category, the winner was Tom Hanks for A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. He was followed by Joe Pesci forTHE IRISHMAN (2), Brad Pitt for ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (3), Al Pacino for THE IRISHMAN (4) and Song Kang-Ho for PARASITE (5).
For Best Supporting Actress, the association named Zhao Shuzhen for THE FAREWELL. Runners-up included Laura Dern for MARRIAGE STORY (2), Scarlett Johansson for JOJO RABBIT (3), Kathy Bates for RICHARD JEWELL (4) and Annette Bening for THE REPORT (5).
Sam Mendes was voted Best Director for 1917. Next in the voting were Martin Scorsese for THE IRISHMAN (2), Quentin Tarantino for ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (3), Noah Baumbach for MARRIAGE STORY (4) and Lulu Wang for THE FAREWELL (5).
The association voted PARASITE (South Korea) as the Best Foreign Language Film of the year. Runners-up were PAIN AND GLORY (Spain) (2) and LES MISÉRABLES (France).
APOLLO 11 won for Best Documentary over AMERICAN FACTORY (2), ONE CHILD NATION (3), DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME (4) and ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY(5).
TOY STORY 4 was named the Best Animated Film of 2019, over ABOMINABLE (2), and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (3).
The award for Best Cinematography went to Roger Deakins for 1917, followed by Jarin Blaschke for THE LIGHTHOUSE (2), Rodrigo Prieto for THE IRISHMAN(3), Hoyte Van Hoytema for AD ASTRA (4), Robert Richardson for ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (5) and Phedon Papamichael for FORD V FERRARI (6).
Roman Griffin Davis was awarded BEST NEWCOMERfor JOJO RABBIT.
The association also voted KNIVES OUT as the winner of the 3rd annual Gary Murray Award, named for the late NTFCA president. The honor is bestowed annually to the BEST ENSEMBLE.
The North Texas Film Critics Association consists of 14broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout theNorth Texas area. Visit us at www.northtexasfilmcritics.com or follow us on Facebook. Contact Susan Kandell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.878.2700 for more information.
SUMMARY OF AWARD WINNERS
2019 North Texas Film Critics Association
(Choices listed in order of votes received)
Winner: THE IRISHMAN
Runners-up: 1917; PARASITE; THE FAREWELL;MARRIAGE STORY; JOJO RABBIT; THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON; A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD; ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD; FORD V FERRARI; JOKER
Winner: Joaquin Phoenix, JOKER
Runners-up: Robert De Niro, THE IRISHMAN; Adam Driver, MARRIAGE STORY; Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS and Leonardo DiCaprio, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Winner: Charlize Theron, BOMBSHELL
Runners-up: Scarlett Johansson, MARRIAGE STORY; Renée Zellweger, JUDY; Awkwafina, THE FAREWELLand Lupita Nyong’o, US
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Tom Hanks, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Runners-up: Joe Pesci, THE IRISHMAN; Brad Pitt,ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD; Al Pacino, THE IRISHMAN and Song Kang-Ho, PARASITE
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Zhao Shuzhen, THE FAREWELL
Runners-up: Laura Dern, MARRIAGE STORY; Scarlett Johansson, JOJO RABBIT; Kathy Bates, RICHARD JEWELL and Annette Bening, THE REPORT
Winner: Sam Mendes, 1917
Runners-up: Martin Scorsese, THE IRISHMAN; Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD; Noah Baumbach, MARRIAGE STORY and Lulu Wang, THE FAREWELL
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: PARASITE (South Korea)
Runners-up: PAIN AND GLORY (Spain) and LES MISÉRABLES (France)
Winner: APOLLO 11
Runners-up: AMERICAN FACTORY; ONE CHILD NATION; DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME and ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Winner: TOY STORY 4
Runners-up: ABOMINABLE and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
Winner: Roger Deakins, 1917,
Runner-ups: Jarin Blaschke, THE LIGHTHOUSE; Rodrigo Prieto, THE IRISHMAN; Hoyte Van Hoytema, AD ASTRA; Robert Richardson, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD and Phedon Papamichael, FORD V FERRARI
Winner: Roman Griffin Davis was awarded Best Newcomer for JOJO RABBIT
GARY MURRAY AWARD (Best Ensemble)
Winner: KNIVES OUT
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