Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020

Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) nominations: ‘Marriage Story’ leads

The divorce drama leads with seven nominations, followed by Ad Astra, 1917 and The Farewell with five apiece

The Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) have announced their nominations and leading the pack in seven categories is an examination of the heartbreaking toll of divorce, Marriage Story, which is nominated for Best Picture. Leads Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson received acting nods, as did Laura Dern in the supporting category. The entire cast is also in the running for Best Ensemble. Meanwhile, director Noah Baumbach got a nod for his screenplay and Randy Newman for Best Score. 

Coming in second place is a three-way tie between Ad Astra1917 and The Farewell with five nominations each. Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman, however, didn’t fare as popularly, as is the trend, with only four nominations. Significantly, Scorsese fell short of receiving a nomination in directing in a rare three-person contest. The nominations for other directors were so spread out that no one could match the interest in this trio. It’s also significant to note that two women are up for the recognition against Sam Mendes for his war epic 1917Céline Sciamma for her French-language romantic drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Greta Gerwig for her adaptation of Little Women.

The Florida Film Critics Circle is an organization of 24 writers from Florida-based print and online publications. Founded in 1996, the FFCC strives to recognize outstanding work in film, further the cause of good movies, and maintain the highest level of professionalism among film critics in Florida. Hans Morgenstern of IndieEthos.com and Miami New Times has served as chair of the organization since May 2018.

The winners will be announced on Monday, December 23rd. See the full list of nominations below.

BEST PICTURE
1917
Ad Astra
Marriage Story
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Irishman

BEST ACTOR
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Franz Rogowski, Transit
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Taron Egerton, Rocketman

BEST ACTRESS
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Florence Pugh, Midsommar
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
John Lithgow, Bombshell
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Annette Bening, The Report
Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

BEST ENSEMBLE
Little Women
Marriage Story
Parasite
The Farewell
The Irishman

BEST DIRECTOR
Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Sam Mendes, 1917

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bong Joon-Ho and Han Jin-Won, Parasite
Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Hoyte Van Hoytema, Ad Astra
Jorg Widmer, A Hidden Life
Roger Deakins, 1917

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
Alita: Battle Angel

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION
Barbara Ling, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Kevin Constant, Christa Munro, Alison Sadler, David Scott and Gary Warsaw, Ad Astra
Simon Elsley, Elaine Kusmishko, Rod McLean, Niall Moroney, Stephen Swain and Robert Voyset, 1917

BEST SCORE
Daniel Lopatin, Uncut Gems
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Max Richter, Ad Astra
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917

BEST DOCUMENTARY
American Factory
Apollo 11
Honeyland
The Biggest Little Farm

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Farewell

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Frozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4
Weathering With You

BEST FIRST FILM
Booksmart
Honeyland
Queen & Slim
The Last Black Man in San Francisco

BREAKOUT AWARD
Florence Pugh, Midsommar, Fighting With My Family and Little Women
Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit

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