Austin Film Critics Association Announces 2019 Award Finalists

Tarantino, Bong, Scorsese lead nominations

The five films nominated for by the Austin Film Critics Association for the best film of 2019 (l to r: The Irishman, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, Parasite).

The Austin Film Critics Association has announced the finalists in all 20 categories for its 2019 film awards, and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood leads the pack with nominations in 10 categories, followed by Parasite with nine and The Irishman taking eight slots, and Little Women with six.

However, nominations don't guarantee wins, especially in some incredibly competitive categories. Aside from the regulars that most critical bodies award, there are also some adapted by the AFCA in recent years including Best Stunts and Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance, as well as the locally-based Austin Film.

Association members (a roster that includes several Chronicle critics) are voting on this second round ballot now, and final list of winners will be released on Monday, Jan. 6. We'll have all the victors here, and in next week's Austin Chronicle.


Best Film

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

The Irishman
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Parasite
Uncut Gems


Best Director

Little Women

• Greta Gerwig, Little Women
• Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
• The Safdie Brothers, Uncut Gems
• Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
• Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood


Best Actor

Dolemite is My Name

• Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
• Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
• Adam Driver, Marriage Story
• Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
• Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems


Best Actress

Marriage Story

• Awkwafina, The Farewell
• Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
• Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
• Lupita Nyong’o, Us
• Renee Zellweger, Judy


Best Supporting Actor

The Irishman

• Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
• Al Pacino, The Irishman
• Joe Pesci, The Irishman
• Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
• Song Kang-ho, Parasite


Best Supporting Actress

Hustlers

• Laura Dern, Marriage Story
• Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
• Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
• Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
• Florence Pugh, Little Women


Best Original Screenplay

Parasite

Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Parasite
Us


Best Adapted Screenplay

Jojo Rabbit

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Hustlers
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women


Best Cinematography

1917

1917
Ad Astra
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Parasite


Best Original Score

Waves

1917
Little Women
Marriage Story
Us
Waves


Best Foreign Language Film

One Cut of the Dead

Atlantics
One Cut of the Dead
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Best Documentary

Apollo 11

Apollo 11
The Biggest Little Farm
For Sama
Hail Satan?
One Child Nation


Best Animated Film

Klaus

Frozen II
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Ensemble

Uncut Gems

The Irishman
Knives Out
Little Women
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Parasite


Best Editing

Knives Out

1917
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Parasite
Uncut Gems


Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance

Alita: Battle Angel

• Josh Brolin, Avengers: Endgame
• Mark Ruffalo, Avengers: Endgame
• Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel
• Will Smith, Aladdin
• Will Smith, Gemini Man


Best Stunts

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
Ford vs. Ferrari
John Wick 3: Parabellum
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Shadow


Best First Film

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Atlantics (D: Mati Diop)
Booksmart (D: Olivia Wilde)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (D: Joe Talbot)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (D: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz)
Queen and Slim (D: Melina Matsoukas)


Breakthrough Artist

The Farewell

• Awkwafina, The Farewell
• Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
• Florence Pugh, Midsommar/Little Women
• Da’vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite is My Name
• Lulu Wang, The Farewell


Austin Film Award

Frances Ferguson (D: Bob Byington)
A Hidden Life (D: Terrence Malick)
• The River and the Wall (D: Ben Masters)
Running with Beto (D: David Modigliani)
Where’d You Go, Bernadette (D: Richard Linklater)

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AFCA, Austin Film Critics Association, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, Parasite, The Irishman, Little Women

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