Southeast Film Critics Association 2019 Winners Unveiled: Big Honors for Parasite and The Irishman

Updated: Dec 18, 2019


Images Courtesy of Sony Pictures, Neon, and Netflix (Stills from ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD, PARASITE, and THE IRISHMAN)

Coming off the announcement of the Atlanta Film Critics Circle winners from last week, another organization that I am proud to be a part of has announced their winners for 2019. As expected, the Korean satirical class comedy Parasite and Martin Scorsese’s sprawling mobster epic The Irishman nabbed some of the biggest honors, with Parasite even being titled as the “Best Film of 2019,” much like with the AFCC. Indeed, coupled with the Golden Globes nominations unveiled earlier today, Parasite is truly shaping up to be this year’s Roma, taking honors for its screenplay and direction from Bong Joon-Ho. However, it wasn’t a two-man race only for the organization of over sixty film critics as Marriage Story and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood earned accolades for their respective performances and technical achievements as well as leading positions in the 10 Best Films rankings. On a similar note, Sam Mendes’ magnificent yet intimate World War I film 1917 won Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins and was named the fifth best film of the year.

TOP 10 FILMS:

1. Parasite

2. The Irishman

3. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

4. Marriage Story

5. 1917

6. Jojo Rabbit

7. Little Women

8. The Farewell

9. Uncut Gems

10. Ford v Ferrari

Image Courtesy of Neon (Still from PARASITE)

BEST ACTOR:

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Runner-Up: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Image Courtesy of Netflix (Still from MARRIAGE STORY)

BEST ACTRESS:

Renee Zellweger, Judy

Runner-Up: Lupita Nyong'o, Us

Image Courtesy of Roadside Attractions (Still from JUDY)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

Runner-Up: Joe Pesci, The Irishman

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Runner-Up: Florence Pugh, Little Women

Image Courtesy of Netflix (Still from MARRIAGE STORY)

BEST ENSEMBLE:

Knives Out

Runner-Up: The Irishman

Image Courtesy of Lionsgate (Still from KNIVES OUT)

BEST DIRECTOR:

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Runner-Up: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Bong Joon-ho and Jin Won Han, Parasite

Runner-Up: Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Runner-Up: Greta Gerwig, Little Women


BEST DOCUMENTARY:

Apollo 11

Runner-Up: American Factory


BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:

Parasite

Runner-Up: Pain and Glory


BEST ANIMATED FILM:

Toy Story 4

Runner-Up: I Lost My Body


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Roger Deakins, 1917

Runner-Up: Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood


THE GENE WYATT AWARD FOR FILM THAT BEST EVOKES THE SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH:

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Runner-Up: Just Mercy

Founded over a quarter century ago, the Southeastern Film Critics Association is comprised of over 60 film critics spread across Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Our mission is to represent–as an impartial, organized working unit–the profession of film criticism, and to recognize the highest creative achievements in the field of motion pictures, and thereby to uphold the integrity and significance of film criticism.


You can find past winners and a list of our members at sefca.net.

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