Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) nominations: ‘Once Upon a Time…,’ and ‘Parasite’ on top

The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) announced its 2019 awards nominations today and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood leads with 9 and Parasite comes in with 8 mentions. Both were nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble.

Other Best Film nominees are The IrishmanMarriage Story, and Uncut Gems. In a bit of a twist, Marriage Story‘s Noah Baumbach missed Best Director in favor of his partner Greta Gerwig, although Little Women was not nominated in Best Film.

The Texas org took some chances from the norm with some of their nominations today including Adèle Haenel in Supporting Actress for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Waves in Original Score and not one, but two nominations for Will Smith in their Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance category for Aladdin and Gemini Man.

Winners, including the Austin Film Award, Top 10 Films of 2019, their Best of the Decade list, and special awards, will be announced on Monday, January 6th. Here is the full list of nominations.

Best Film
The Irishman
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Uncut Gems

Best Director
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
The Safdie Brothers, Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Song Kang-ho, Parasite

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Florence Pugh, Little Women

Best Original Screenplay
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Adapted Screenplay
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women

Best Cinematography
Ad Astra
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Original Score
Little Women
Marriage Story

Best Foreign Language Film
One Cut of the Dead
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Documentary
Apollo 11
The Biggest Little Farm
For Sama
Hail Satan?
One Child Nation

Best Animated Film
Frozen II
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Ensemble
The Irishman
Knives Out
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Editing
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Uncut Gems

Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance
Josh Brolin, Avengers: Endgame
Mark Ruffalo, Avengers: Endgame
Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel
Will Smith, Aladdin
Will Smith, Gemini Man

Best Stunts
Avengers: Endgame
Ford vs. Ferrari
John Wick 3: Parabellum
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best First Film
Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)
Booksmart (dir. Olivia Wilde)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (dir. Joe Talbot)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (dir. Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz)
Queen & Slim (dir. Melina Matsoukas)

Breakthrough Artist
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Florence Pugh, Midsommar/Little Women
Da’vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite is My Name
Lulu Wang, The Farewell

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