Thu. Oct 1st, 2020

Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS): ‘Parasite’ is Best Pic; Renée Zellweger, Zhao Shuzhen pick up acting wins

The 13th Houston Film Critics Society awards were handed out tonight and Parasite was selected as Best Picture. The South Korean critical and box office hit also picked up Best Director for Bong Joon Ho and Best Foreign Film.

Sam Mendes’ 1917 was also a triple winner, taking Original Score, Cinematography and Visual Effects.

The acting prizes went to Adam Driver, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Zhao Shuzhen.

John Wick 3: Parabellum was the recipient of the inaugural Stunt Coordination award, beating out competition like Ford v Ferrari and Crawl.

Marriage Story and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood led the nominations with six apiece. Once also had a Best Movie Poster nomination, which it won.

Horror meister Roger Corman received the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here is the full list of winners.

Best Picture

Best Director
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Best Actor
Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Best Actress
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Best Screenplay
Knives Out

Best Cinematography

Best Animated Feature
Toy Story 4

Best Original Score

Best Original Song
“Glasgow,” Wild Rose

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Documentary Feature
Apollo 11

Texas Independent Film Award

Texas Independent Visionary Award
Tim Tsai, Seadrift

Outstanding Cinematic Achievement
Trey Edward Shults for Krisha, It Comes at Night and Waves. This is for a local whose contributions to cinema are impactful & deserving of notice.

Visual Effects

Best Stunt Coordination Team
John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum

Best Movie Poster Art
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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