North Texas Film Critics Association’s Best Of 2019


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!

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THE IRISHMAN

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 criticspoll.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 TIMEIN 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 TIMEIN 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 Nyongo 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 TIMEIN 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 TIMEIN 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 TIMEIN 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 dabronx101@gmail.com or 214.878.2700 for more information.

SUMMARY OF AWARD WINNERS

2019 North Texas Film Critics Association

(Choices listed in order of votes received)

 

BEST PICTURE

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 TIMEIN HOLLYWOOD; FORD V FERRARI; JOKER

 

BEST ACTOR

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 TIMEIN HOLLYWOOD

 

BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Charlize Theron, BOMBSHELL

Runners-up: Scarlett Johansson, MARRIAGE STORY; Renée Zellweger, JUDY; Awkwafina, THE FAREWELLand Lupita Nyongo, US

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Tom Hanks, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Runners-up: Joe Pesci, THE IRISHMAN; Brad Pitt,ONCE UPON A TIMEIN 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

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Sam Mendes, 1917

Runners-up: Martin Scorsese, THE IRISHMAN; Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIMEIN 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)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

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 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: Roger Deakins, 1917,

Runner-ups: Jarin Blaschke, THE LIGHTHOUSE; Rodrigo Prieto, THE IRISHMAN;  Hoyte Van Hoytema, AD ASTRA; Robert Richardson, ONCE UPON A TIMEIN HOLLYWOOD and Phedon Papamichael, FORD V FERRARI

BEST NEWCOMER

Winner: Roman Griffin Davis was awarded Best Newcomer for JOJO RABBIT

GARY MURRAY AWARD (Best Ensemble)

Winner: KNIVES OUT

Nathan Ligon

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