“Parasite” won the most awards with five, including Best Picture for the Latino Entertainment Journalists’ 2019 Latino Entertainment Film Awards.
One Child Nation (2019)
NAME OF FILM: ONE CHILD NATION
DIRECTOR(S): Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
STARRING: Peng Wang
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: China’s egregious population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its merciless enforcement is only beginning. In her Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary One Child Nation, Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, TCFF 2016) brilliantly takes a deeply personal approach of familial reckoning to the sweeping subject matter, returning home to investigate the generational effects of this destructive social experiment. Exposing one human rights violation after another, from abandoned newborns and forced sterilizations, to state-sponsored kidnappings, One Child Nation is a striking indictment of a government that sought to control women’s bodies and reveals how persistent propaganda conditioned and coerced Chinese citizens into perpetrating shocking crimes against each other. It’s brave, it’s powerful, it’s shocking, it’s important, and it will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Parasite lead the nominations for the the 24th Annual Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) Film awards.
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2019.
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association announced the nominations for the second Latino Entertainment Film Awards. Nominees include “Monos,” “Parasite,” and “The Two Popes.”
Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Parasite lead the film nominations for the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ 11th Dorian Awards.
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood leads the nominations for the Music City Film Critics’ Association 2019 Film Awards with 9 nominations.
Marriage Story, Parasite, Apollo 11, and Monos, are among the films nominated by the Online Film Critics Society for the awards for best films of 2019.
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women leads the nominations for the Chicago Indie Critics fourth annual film awards with eight nominations.
Phoenix Film Critics Society announced 2019 Awards with Parasite winning for Best Foreign Language Film, and One Child Nation honored for Best Documentary.
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.
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.
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, MARRIAGE STORY, PARASITE Among Films Nominated for Phoenix Critics Circle 2019 Awards
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Marriage Story, and Parasite are among the films nominated by the Phoenix Critics Circle for the best films of 2019 awards.