2019 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards LIVE!

Well everyone, there’s just one major critical award left before we move into the industry and guild events: the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards! This means that a group of important film critics in the LA area are now meeting in a stuffy boardroom 12 Angry Men style to fight and bicker over which films to name the best of 2019. Will The Irishman sweep the trifecta and win all three critical awards for the first time in ten years? Or will it be upset by Parasite, as LA is wont to do? Maybe a third film can sneak in! Who knows. All we know for sure is that a win here can propel you to victory at the Oscars (see: Moonlight), or reflect a critical/commercial divide (Ethan HawkeThe Florida Project).

Because of the all-day nature of this event (there are lunch breaks, de-stressing karaoke sessions, and fights that will no doubt mirror Marriage Story), these awards will be announced slowly over the next several hours. Luckily, I’m here to update you on any prizes given out, as well as the runner-up award the LAFCA is always kind enough to provide. Voting begins at 1:00 pm EST, and you can follow along below.

Best Picture: Parasite
        Runner Up: The Irishman

Best Director: Bong Joon Ho – Parasite
Runner Up: Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Best Actor: Antonio Banderas – Pain & Glory
        Runner Up: Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Best Actress: Mary Kay Place – Diane
        Runner Up: Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Best Supporting Actor: Song Kang Ho – Parasite
        Runner Up: Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
        Runner Up: Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell

Best Screenplay: Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
        Runner Up: Parasite (Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won)

Best Editing: Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller)
        Runner Up: Uncut Gems (Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie)

Best Cinematography: Portrait of a Lady on Fire AND Atlantics (Claire Mathon)
        Runner Up: 1917 (Roger Deakins)

Best Production Design: Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood (Barbara Ling)
        Runner Up: Parasite (Jun Lee)

Best Music Score: I Lost My Body (Dan Levy)
        Runner Up: 1917 (Thomas Newman)

Best Foreign Language Film: Pain and Glory
Runner Up: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Documentary/Non Fiction Film: American Factory
        Runner Up: Apollo 11

Best Animation: I Lost My Body
        Runner Up: Toy Story 4

New Generation Award: Joe Talbot, Jimmie Fails, & Jonathan Majors – The Last Black Man In San Francisco

The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: The Giverny Document

Career Achievement Award: Elaine May

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