Wed. Oct 21st, 2020

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood leads Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) nominations

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) today announces nominees for their top film honors of 2019; winners will be announced at the organization’s annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, December 14 in Chicago.

Leading with nine nominations in all is Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women claim eight nominations each, while Marriage Story and Parasite, from Noah Baumbach and Bong Joon Ho respectively, each received seven.

A complete list of nominees is below. Comprised of voting members who represent outlets including the Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, RogerEbert.com, The A.V Club, Vulture, NPR and many more, the Chicago Film Critics Association annually presents traditional awards including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Actress, among others. With a particular focus on emerging talents, the CFCA also presents breakthrough awards to both an actor and filmmaker with the most promise for future career achievements. This year, the Breakthrough Filmmaker Award was renamed to the Milos Stehlik Award for Breakthrough Filmmaker, in honor of the longtime CFCA member and pillar of the Chicago film community who passed away in July.

A reliably diverse voting body, the 2019 Chicago Film Critics Awards again honor a broad list of films and creators, with a total of 41 films nominated across nineteen categories. With 19 nominations, Netflix is the most recognized studio; A24 and Neon share the second and third most nominations with a distant 13 and 12, respectively. Greta Gerwig is the most-nominated woman in 2019, garnering nods for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, among others. Female filmmakers Lulu Wang and Céline Sciamma are included in the Best Foreign Language Film category (for The Farewell and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, respectively), while Lorene Scafaria (for Hustlers) joins Gerwig in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

Here is the full list of nominations for the 2019 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

BEST PICTURE
The Irishman
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Parasite

BEST DIRECTOR
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

BEST ACTRESS
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Renée Zellweger, Judy

BEST ACTOR
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cho Yeo Jeong, Parasite
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Shuzhen Zhao, The Farewell

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Shia Labeouf, Honey Boy
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster
Hustlers by Lorene Scafaria
The Irishman by Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi
Little Women by Greta Gerwig

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Farewell by Lulu Wang
Knives Out by Rian Johnson
Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino
Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Farewell
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Transit

BEST DOCUMENTARY
American Factory
Apollo 11
For Sama
Hail Satan?
Honeyland

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

BEST EDITING
1917
The Irishman
Little Women
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Uncut Gems

BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS
1917
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
Midsommar

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Dolemite is My Name
Little Women
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Rocketman

BEST ART DIRECTION
1917
Knives Out
Little Women
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Parasite

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
1917 – Thomas Newman
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story – Randy Newman
Uncut Gems – Daniel Lopatin
Us – Michael Abels

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1917 – Roger Deakins
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Robert Richardson
Parasite – Hong Kyung Pyo
Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Claire Mathon

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Julia Fox, Uncut Gems
Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale
Taylor Russell, Waves

MILOS STEHLIK AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER
Mati Diop, Atlantics
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

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