The Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC), the 2nd oldest critics group in the US, gave out its 2019 awards today and gave 1917 its first Best Film win of the season. Its director, Sam Mendes, won Best Director, his first of the season as well. The WWI epic also picked up a win for cinematography.
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name) was selected as Best Supporting Actress and Joe Pesci (The Irishman) was named Best Supporting Actor.
Special awards were given to Us (The Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (The Tom Poe Award for Best LGBT Film).
Here is the full list of winners.
BEST FILM: 1917
BEST DIRECTOR – Sam Mendes, 1917
BEST ACTOR – Adam Driver, Marriage Story
BEST ACTRESS – Lupita Nyong’o, Us
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Joe Pesci, The Irishman
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Little Women
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Knives Out
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – 1917
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Toy Story 4
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Parasite
BEST DOCUMENTARY (tie) – Amazing Grace & Apollo 11
THE TOM POE AWARD FOR BEST LGBT FILM – Portrait of a Lady on Fire
THE VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM – Us