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Film Critics Update: Today, January 14 - Winners from Denver FCS.

Monday, January 13, 2020

25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Winners


Last night was the awards show which was aired on The CW Network and was hosted by Taye Diggs.

Big winner of the night is Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood with four awards, 1917 followed closely behind with 3 awards.

Keegan-Michael Key delivered a special tribute to Eddie Murphy, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Kristen Bell received the #SeeHer Award for portraying strong female characters while promoting women on screen and off.

Winners are in *BLUE. To check all winners -films and television- at official site go here.

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12/9/19
Yesterday the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the nominees for current edition of their annual awards.  The winners will be revealed at the Awards Gala, hosted by Taye Diggs, and broadcast live on The CW Television Network on Sunday, January 12 from 7:00pm ET.

To remind us, the Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada representing more than 400 television, radio and online critics.  It was organized this year with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the blurring of the distinctions between film, television and streaming content.

Netflix leads with 61 nominations across their series and films followed by HBO with 33, Amazon with 14 and NBC with 12.  This data gives us an idea of what some critics believe is excellence in the different distribution mediums (streaming, cable and open TV) and how much could be concentrated in one player with worldwide presence -not only in the USA.

The Irishman leads the pack with 14 nominations followed by Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood with 12, Little Women with 9, 1917 and Marriage Story with 8, and with 7 each Joker, Parasite and Jojo Rabbit.

There are too-many nominees in several categories which undoubtedly assures awards show will be full of stars, celebrities and industry people.  Well, that's entertainment, isn't?

Best Picture
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
*Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite
Uncut Gems

Best Foreign Language Film
Atlantics
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
*Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Animated Feature
Abominable
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
*Toy Story 4

Best Director (tie)
Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story
Greta Gerwig for Little Women
*Bong Joon Ho for Parasite
*Sam Mendes for 1917
Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie for Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese for The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Actress
Awkwafina in The Farewell
Cynthia Erivo in Harriet
Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o in Us
Saoirse Ronan in Little Women
Charlize Theron in Bombshell
*Renée Zellweger in Judy

Best Supporting Actress
*Laura Dern in Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit
Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers
Florence Pugh in Little Women
Margot Robbie in Bombshell
Zhao Shuzhen in The Farewell

Best Actor
Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro in The Irishman
Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver in Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name
*Joaquin Phoenix in Joker
Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse
Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins in The Two Popes
Al Pacino in The Irishman
Joe Pesci in The Irishman
*Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Young Actor/Actress
Julia Butters in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
*Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit
Noah Jupe in Honey Boy
Thomasin McKenzie in Jojo Rabbit
Shahadi Wright Joseph in Us
Archie Yates in Jojo Rabbit

Best Acting Ensemble
Bombshell
*The Irishman
Knives Out
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story
Rian Johnson for Knives Out
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won for Parasite
*Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Lulu Wang for The Farewell

Best Adapted Screenplay
*Greta Gerwig for Little Women
Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony McCarten for The Two Popes
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver for Joker
Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit
Steven Zaillian for The Irishman

Best Cinematography
Jarin Blaschke for The Lighthouse
*Roger Deakins for 1917
Phedon Papamichael for Ford v Ferrari
Rodrigo Prieto for The Irishman
Robert Richardson for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Lawrence Sher for Joker

Best Production Design
Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran for Joker
Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales for 1917
Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman  for Little Women
Lee Ha Jun for Parasite
*Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Bob Shaw, Regina Graves for The Irishman
Donal Woods, Gina Cromwell for Downton Abbey

Best Editing
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie for Uncut Gems
Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker for Ford v Ferrari
Yang Jinmo for Parasite
Fred Raskin for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Thelma Schoonmaker for The Irishman
*Lee Smith for 1917

Best Costume Design
*Ruth E. Carter for Dolemite Is My Name
Julian Day for Rocketman
Jacqueline Durran for Little Women
Arianne Phillips for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson for The Irishman
Anna Robbins for Downton Abbey

Best Hair and Makeup
*Bombshell
Dolemite Is My Name
The Irishman
Joker
Judy
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Rocketman

Best Visual Effects
1917
Ad Astra
The Aeronauts
*Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
The Lion King

Best Song (tie)
*Glasgow (No Place Like Home) in Wild Rose
*(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again in Rocketman
I’m Standing With You in Breakthrough
Into the Unknown in Frozen II
Speechless in Aladdin
Spirit in The Lion King
Stand Up in Harriet

Best Score
Michael Abels for Us
Alexandre Desplat for Little Women
*Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joker
Randy Newman for Marriage Story
Thomas Newman for 1917
Robbie Robertson for The Irishman

Best Action Movie
1917
*Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Comedy
Booksmart
*Dolemite Is My Name
The Farewell
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
Midsommar
*Us

To check film and TV nominees at official site go here.  Let me just comment that last year there were a very large group of TV series (that feel/look like very-long movies) and some are being honored by this group of critics; series like The Crown and Sucession.  Can't say the same for movies made for TV as all honored have average quality and well, look/feel like old TV shows (lol).

Nominees by Film
1917 – 8
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – 2
ABOMINABLE – 1
AD ASTRA – 2
ALADDIN – 1
ATLANTICS – 1
AVENGERS: ENDGAME – 3
BOMBSHELL – 4
BOOKSMART – 1
BREAKTHROUGH – 1
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME – 4
DOWNTON ABBEY – 2
FORD V FERRARI – 5
FROZEN II – 2
HARRIET – 2
HONEY BOY – 1
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD – 1
HUSTLERS – 1
I LOST MY BODY – 1
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM – 1
JOJO RABBIT – 7
JOKER –7
JUDY – 2
KNIVES OUT – 3
LES MISÉRABLES – 1
LITTLE WOMEN – 9
MARRIAGE STORY – 8
MIDSOMMER – 1
MISSING LINK – 1
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD – 12
PAIN AND GLORY – 2
PARASITE – 7
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE – 1
ROCKETMAN – 3
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – 1
THE AERONAUTS – 1
THE FAREWELL – 4
THE IRISHMAN – 14
THE LIGHTHOUSE – 2
THE LION KING – 2
THE TWO POPES – 2
TOY STORY 4 – 1
UNCUT GEMS – 4
US – 4
WILD ROSE – 1

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