Atlanta Film Critics Circle 2019 Winners: Parasite Dominates as the “Best Film” Winner

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

Images Courtesy of Neon and Netflix (Stills from PARASITE, THE IRISHMAN, MARRIAGE STORY)

Serving as one of the very first critic and media organizations to publish their results nationwide, the Atlanta Film Critics Circle, consisting of twenty-six members from Atlanta-based publications and newspapers, including myself, has officially released their 2019 winners in fifteen different categories, including Best Director and the Top 10 Films of the year. An already strong contender this awards season, the Korean international film Parasite from director Bong Joon-Ho, has nabbed multiple key awards including the Best Film of the Year, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best International Film. However, our group didn’t snub the many other excellent films released this year. The Irishman took home the Best Ensemble award as well as the runner-up title for the Best Film of the Year, showing Atlanta’s film critics were simply enamored with Scorsese’s massive mobster epic that released on Netflix a few weeks ago. A full list of the winners this year is attached below.


TOP 10 FILMS:

PARASITE

THE IRISHMAN

MARRIAGE STORY

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

1917

LITTLE WOMEN

UNCUT GEMS

KNIVES OUT

PAIN AND GLORY

APOLLO 11

Image Courtesy of Neon (Still from PARASITE)

BEST LEAD ACTOR:

ADAM DRIVER in MARRIAGE STORY

Image Courtesy of Netflix (Still from MARRIAGE STORY)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS:

RENEE ZELLWEGER in JUDY

Image Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

BRAD PITT in ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Image Courtesy of Sony Pictures (Still from ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

LAURA DERN in MARRIAGE STORY


BEST ENSEMBLE:

THE IRISHMAN

Image Courtesy of Netflix (Still from THE IRISHMAN)

BEST DIRECTOR:

BONG JOON-HO for PARASITE


BEST SCREENPLAY:

BONG JOON-HO and HAN JIN-WON for PARASITE


BEST DOCUMENTARY:

APOLLO 11


BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM:

PARASITE (South Korea)


BEST ANIMATED FILM:

TOY STORY 4


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

ROGER DEAKINS for 1917


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

THOMAS NEWMAN for 1917


AFCC Special Award for BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER:

KELVIN HARRISON JR.


AFCC Special Award for BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM:

OLIVIA WILDE for BOOKSMART

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