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“PARASITE” is voted Best Picture of 2019

The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, January 4th, 2020, chose The South Korean film PARASITE  as Best Picture of the Year 2019.  The Society, which is made up of 60 of the country’s most prominent movie critics, held its 54th annual awards voting meeting as guests of Film at Lincoln Center in New York City, using a weighted ballot system.  For the fourth year the Society enabled members across the country to vote live over the internet.

BEST PICTURE:

*1. Parasite – 44

  1. Little Women – 27
  2. Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood – 22

BEST DIRECTOR:

*1. Greta Gerwig (Little Women) – 39

  1. Bong Joon Ho (Parasite) – 36
  2. Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) – 31

BEST ACTRESS:

*1.  Mary Kay Place (Diane) – 40

  1. Zhao Tao (Ash Is Purest White) – 28
  2. Florence Pugh (Midsommar) – 25

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

*1.  Laura Dern (Marriage Story, Little Women) – 57

  1. Florence Pugh (Little Women) – 44
  2. Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) – 26

BEST ACTOR:

*1.  Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) – 69

  1. Adam Driver (Marriage Story) – 43
  2. Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) – 41

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

*1.  Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood) – 64

  1. Joe Pesci (The Irishman) – 30
  2. Wesley Snipes (Dolemite Is My Name) and Song Kang Ho (Parasite) – 18  [TIE]

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

*1. Claire Mathon (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Atlantics) – 41

  1. Robert Richardson (Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood) – 29
  2. Yorick Le Saux (Little Women) – 22

BEST SCREENPLAY:

*1.  Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won (Parasite) – 37

  1. Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood) – 34
  2. Greta Gerwig (Little Women) – 33

BEST NONFICTION FILM:

*1.  Honeyland – 33

  1. American Factory -28
  2. Apollo 11 – 27

FILM HERITAGE AWARDS:

“Private Lives, Public Spaces” at the Museum of Modern Art:  Curated by Ron Magliozzi, this exhibit makes visible MOMA’s collection of over one hundred years of vernacular moving images, most of them home movies by the famous and the unknown. Shown on multiple screens in the lobbies of MoMA’s Titus theaters, they form a crazy quilt of personal and cultural history.

Rialto Pictures:  We honor Rialto Pictures, in its 22nd year, both for distributing 4K restorations of beloved classics like Kind Hearts and Coronets and for presenting neglected work by international masters, such as Federico Fellini’s The White Sheik, and, for the first time, the uncut version of Francesco Rosi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli, with restored prints and upgraded subtitles.

 

 

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