The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle announced their 2019 award winners with awards going to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Apollo 11, Parasite, One Cut of the Dead.
Marriage Story (2019)
NAME OF FILM: MARRIAGE STORY (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Noah Baumbach
STARRING: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: Noah Baumbach’s new film is about the rapid tangling and gradual untangling of impetuosity, resentment, and abiding love between a married couple negotiating their divorce and the custody of their son. Adam Driver is Charlie, a 100-percent New York experimental theater director; Scarlett Johansson is Nicole, his principal actress and soon-to-be L.A.-based ex-wife. Their “amicable” breakup devolves, one painful rash response and hostile counter-response at a time, into a legal battlefield, led on Nicole’s side by Laura Dern and on Charlie’s side by “nice” Alan Alda and “not-so-nice” Ray Liotta. What is so remarkable about Marriage Story is its frank understanding of the emotional fluctuations between Charlie and Nicole: they are both short-sighted, both occasionally petty, both vindictive, and both loving. The film is as harrowing as it is hilarious as it is deeply moving. With Merritt Wever and Julie Hagerty as Nicole’s sister and mom, and Azhy Robertson as their beloved son, Henry.
Adam Driver will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor at the Film Awards Gala at the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Phoenix Film Critics Society announced 2019 Awards with Parasite winning for Best Foreign Language Film, and One Child Nation honored for Best Documentary.
The Oklahoma Film Critics voted Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood as the Best Picture of 2019. Awards also went to American Factory, Parasite and The Black Man in San Francisco.
Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite took the top awards at the Chicago Film Critics Association 2019 annual awards – winning both Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted 1917 as the best film of 2019. The Russell Smith Award for best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film went to The Lighthouse.
Marriage Story won the top prizes at the 2019 Indiana Film Journalists Association awards – including Best Film, along with Best Actor for Adam Driver.
Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is the big winner this year with the Seattle Film Critics Society winning five awards, including Best Picture of the Year and Best Foreign Language Film.
The Souvenir lead nominations for the 40th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with 7 nominations, including Film, Actor for Tom Burke and Supporting Actress for Tilda Swinton.
The Academy announced shortlists for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories including Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Matthew Rankin’s The Twentieth Century lead all films in the nominations for 2019 Vancouver Film Critics Circle award.
The Chicago Film Critics Association announced the nominees for their top film honors of 2019. Nominees include Atlantics, Honey Boy, Hail Satan?, Transit and Uncut Gems.