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Mon. Jun 1st, 2020

Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) winners: '1917' wins the battle for Best Film, Director

1917 (Universal Pictures)

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

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