Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite swept the top honors at the Houston Film Critics Society‘s 13th Annual Movie Awards, winning Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film, along with Best Director for Bong Joon-ho.
Among the other honors is the Texas Independent Film Award for the best film made in Texas which went to Bull, that was made in and around Houston, and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The society’s Texas Independent Film Visionary Award was given to Tim Tsai, director of TIFA nominee Seadrift.
“With Parasite winning both the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film categories, the stage is set for a showdown as awards season reaches its peak,” says Doug Harris, President of the organization. “And, at a time when many debate the relative merits of large and small movie screens, this original look at family dynamics reconfirms, regardless of the size of a screen, that the story a movie tells is what matters.”
In the acting category, Adam Driver was named Best Actor for Marriage Story, Renée Zellweger won Best Actress for Judy, and Zhao Shuzhen named Best Supporting Actress for The Farewell. Brad Pitt was named Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
13th Annual Houston Film Critics Society Award Winners
Director: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Actor: Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Actress: Renée Zellweger, Judy
Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Supporting Actress: Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
Screenplay: Knives Out
Animated Feature: Toy Story 4
Original Score: 1917
Original Song: Glasgow, Wild Rose
Foreign Language Film: Parasite
Documentary Feature: Apollo 11
Texas Independent Film Award: Bull
Texas Independent Film Visionary: Tim Tsai; Seadrift
Visual Effects: 1917
Stunt Coordination Team: John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum
Movie Poster Art: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger Corman
Outstanding Achievement Award: Trey Edward Shults