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.


1. Parasite

2. The Irishman

3. Once Upon a 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)


Adam Driver, Marriage Story