Unveiling the Film Winners | HBB Reviews Awards 2019


2019 was undoubtedly one of the best years for film in a long while, and this year’s nominees and winners for the film categories at the HBB Reviews Awards 2019 surely reflect that. Spread over four different categories celebrating a film’s screenplay, direction, performances, and its entire sum, we are pleased to officially unveil the nominees for the film categories. Countless films were reviewed on HBB Reviews, but some of our nominees and even our winners haven’t been reviewed just yet, such as Noah Baumbach’s brilliant Marriage Story and Greta Gerwig’s rich Little Women. While it doesn’t immediately apply to this list of films, in order to qualify for the HBB Reviews Awards 2019, the film, book, or video game must have been either reviewed in 2019 or released in 2019. Without further ado, here are the nominees for this year’s four film categories at the HBB Reviews Awards 2019.

NOMINEES:

Best Performance (5 Nominations):


Adam Driver for Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, Netflix)


Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller, TriStar Pictures)


Robert de Niro for The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, Netflix)


Joaquin Phoenix for Joker (Todd Phillips, Warner Bros. Pictures)


Saoirse Ronan for Little Women (Greta Gerwig, Columbia Pictures)


Best Screenplay (5 Nominations):


The Farewell (Lulu Wang, A24)


Knives Out (Rian Johnson, Lionsgate)


Little Women (Greta Gerwig, Columbia Pictures)


Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, Netflix)


Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, Columbia Pictures)


Best Directing (5 Nominations):


1917 (Sam Mendes, Universal Pictures)


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller, TriStar Pictures)


The Farewell (Lulu Wang, A24)


Knives Out (Rian Johnson, Lionsgate)


Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher, Paramount Pictures)


Best Film (5 Nominations):


1917 (Sam Mendes, Universal Pictures)


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller, TriStar Pictures)


The Farewell (Lulu Wang, A24)


Knives Out (Rian Johnson, Lionsgate)


Little Women (Greta Gerwig, Columbia Pictures)

Like mentioned before, it has been truly a spectacular year for film with lesser known films and blockbusters alike gaining the recognition they deserve. Now, we are pleased to unveil the winners for each of these categories.

WINNERS:

Best Performance (WINNER):


Adam Driver for Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, Netflix)

Image Courtesy of Netflix (Still from MARRIAGE STORY)

Best Performance (Honorable Mention):


Joaquin Phoenix for Joker (Todd Phillips, Warner Bros. Pictures)


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Best Screenplay (WINNER):


Knives Out (Rian Johnson, Lionsgate)

Image Courtesy of Lionsgate (Still from KNIVES OUT)

Best Screenplay (Honorable Mention):


Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, Netflix)


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Best Directing (WINNER):


1917 (Sam Mendes, Universal Pictures)

Image Courtesy of Universal Pictures (Still from 1917))

Best Directing (Honorable Mention):


Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher, Paramount Pictures)


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Best Film (WINNER):


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller, TriStar Pictures)

Image Courtesy of Coumbia Pictures (Still from A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD)

Best Film (Honorable Mention):


Knives Out (Rian Johnson, Lionsgate)

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners this year, not just in film, but across all three mediums! The primary winners will be spotlighted in a feature article arriving tomorrow, including the Best Film winner A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller and distributed nationwide by TriStar Pictures. In our review of the film back in November, we praised the film saying "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is exactly what its name suggests, a wonderful time in the cinema, a location many of us consider to be their heart’s true neighborhood."


The honorable mention for the Best Film category, Knives Out, helmed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), was also similarly acclaimed in our review as we noted the film "crackles with a near maniacal energy in its whimsical nature, coated by a devilishly entertaining narrative, resulting in a cinematic experience that not only easily cracks the year’s charts as one of the best, but may come out as the very best." And lest we forget about Sam Mendes' masterful World War I epic, 1917, which won the Best Directing category for Mendes' roaring achievement, our review called the film "an absolute masterpiece of World War I film-making, coupling innovative craft and ambitiously scoped storytelling."


Please continue to be on the lookout for the article "Best of 2019 in Film, Literature, and Gaming Spotlight | HBB Reviews Awards 2019" tomorrow alongside the official winner of the Editor's Choice giveaway for a digital code of 2019's Editor's Choice winner Avengers: Endgame.

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