The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) voted the war epic 1917 as the best film of 2019, according to the results of its 26th annual critics’ poll released today.
The WWI epic also received wins in Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins and Best Musical Score for Thomas Newman.
Marriage Story led the wins with four: Best Actor (Adam Driver), Best Actress (Scarlett Johansson), Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern) and Best Screenplay (Noah Baumbach) and was the group’s #2 film of the year.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Parasite, which also ranked in the top 5, found individual love in Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt and Foreign Language Film for the South Korean masterpiece.
Said DFWFCA president Todd Jorgenson, “In a year noteworthy for such distinct artistic visions at the movies, our members settled on one of the most ambitious as their favorite. While the visually stunning 1917 was the top choice, several others stood out for their acting, writing, and technical achievements. I’m pleased that our winners and runners-up represent such a diverse collection of great films from the past year.”
Following is a complete list of award winners, with runners-up choices listed in order of votes received.
Runners-up: MARRIAGE STORY (2); PARASITE (3); THE IRISHMAN (4); ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (5); JOJO RABBIT (6); LITTLE WOMEN (7); THE FAREWELL (8); THE TWO POPES (9); KNIVES OUT (10)
Winner: Adam Driver, MARRIAGE STORY
Runners-up: Joaquin Phoenix, JOKER (2); Antonio Banderas, PAIN AND GLORY (3); Leonardo DiCaprio, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (4); Robert De Niro, THE IRISHMAN (5)
Winner: Scarlett Johansson, MARRIAGE STORY
Runners-up: Renée Zellweger, JUDY (2); Charlize Theron, BOMBSHELL (3); Saoirse Ronan, LITTLE WOMEN (4); Awkwafina, THE FAREWELL (5, tie); Lupita Nyong’o, US (5, tie)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Brad Pitt, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Runners-up: Willem Dafoe, THE LIGHTHOUSE (2); Joe Pesci, THE IRISHMAN (3); Al Pacino, THE IRISHMAN (4); Shia LaBeouf, HONEY BOY (5)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Laura Dern, MARRIAGE STORY
Runners-up: Margot Robbie, BOMBSHELL (2); Florence Pugh, LITTLE WOMEN (3); Jennifer Lopez, HUSTLERS (4); Annette Bening, THE REPORT (5)
Winner: Sam Mendes, 1917
Runners-up: Bong Joon-ho, PARASITE (2); Martin Scorsese, THE IRISHMAN (3); Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (4); Noah Baumbach, MARRIAGE STORY (5)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Runners-up: PAIN AND GLORY (2); THE FAREWELL (3); LES MISÉRABLES (4); PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (5)
Winner: APOLLO 11
Runners-up: ONE CHILD NATION (2); AMERICAN FACTORY (3); HONEYLAND (4); FOR SAMA (5)
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Winner: TOY STORY 4
Runner-up: I LOST MY BODY
Winner: Noah Baumbach, MARRIAGE STORY
Runner-up: Steven Zaillian, THE IRISHMAN
Winner: Roger Deakins, 1917
Runner-up: Hong Kyung-pyo, PARASITE
BEST MUSICAL SCORE
Winner: Thomas Newman, 1917
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, LITTLE WOMEN
RUSSELL SMITH AWARD (best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film)
Winner: THE LIGHTHOUSE
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 32 broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout North Texas. For more information, visit dfwcritics.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @dfwfilmcritics.