The Twentieth Century directed by Matthew Rankin
The Twentieth Century directed by Matthew Rankin

Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama Marriage Story leads all films in the Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s international section with five nominations including Best Picture.

The FarewellPain and Glory and Parasite are up for Best Foreign Language Film, while Apollo 11For Sama, and Honeyland are nominated for Best Documentary.

Matthew Rankin’s The Twentieth Century leads all films in the Vancouver Film Critics’ Circles’ Canadian section with seven nominations.

Rankin’s fabulist concoction is nominated for Best Picture alongside Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 ft and Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open. Rankin, Radwanski, and Hepburn and Tailfeathers are all nominated for Best Director. And in the Best Screenplay category, Rankin and Radwanski are joined by Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis for White Lie.

In the Best BC Film category, The Body Remembers is nominated alongside Because We Are Girls and Raf.

One to Watch recognizes the promise exhibited by emerging directors. This year’s class includes Heather Young (Murmur), Matthew Rankin (The Twentieth Century), and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open).

The Best Canadian Documentary nominees are Because We Are Girls, Danny, and nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up.

Winners in the international categories will be announced on Monday, December 16; and winners of the Canadian awards will be announced at the VFCC’s awards ceremony on Monday January 6, 2020.

2019 VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE INTERNATIONAL NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE

The Irishman

Marriage Story

Parasite

BEST ACTOR

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

BEST ACTRESS

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Florence Pugh, Little Women

BEST DIRECTOR

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

BEST SCREENPLAY

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Farewell

Pain and Glory

Parasite

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Apollo 11

For Sama

Honeyland

2019 VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE CANADIAN NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE

Anne at 13,000 ft

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

The Twentieth Century

BEST DIRECTOR

Kathleen Hepburn & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Kazik Radwanski, Anne at 13,000 ft

Matthew Rankin, The Twentieth Century

ONE TO WATCH

Heather Young, Murmur

Matthew Rankin, The Twentieth Century

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

BEST SCREENPLAY

Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas, White Lie

Kazik Radwanski, Anne at 13,000 ft

Matthew Rankin, The Twentieth Century

BEST ACTOR, MALE

Dan Beirne, The Twentieth Century

Tim Guinee, Ash

David Thewlis, Guest of Honour

BEST ACTOR, FEMALE

Deragh Campbell, Anne at 13,000 ft

Violet Nelson, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Kacey Rohl, White Lie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MALE

David Cronenberg, Clifton Hill

Matt Johnson, Anne at 13,000 Ft

Louis Negin, The Twentieth Century

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, FEMALE

Amber Anderson, White Lie

Chelah Horsdal, Ash

Catherine St-Laurent, The Twentieth Century

BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY

Because We Are Girls

Danny

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM

Because We Are Girls

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Raf

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