Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Kansas City Film Circle Critics Select Movie Winners For 2019
This post is just for fellow cinema buffs.
Also, a pet peeve . . .
THE 'FILM CRITICS' NEED TO CHANGE THEIR NAME GIVEN THAT NONE OF THESE MOVIES ARE SHOT ON FILM ANY LONGER!!!
Still, here's the word . . .
"1917, Sam Mendes’ single-shot sprint through the trenches of World War I, was named the Best Film of 2019 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle. Mendes won the Robert Altman Award for Best Director. Roger Deankin’s cinematography earned 1917 another win. 1917 and Us were the only films to receive multiple awards. The latter received the Vince Koehler Award for the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Film. Us star Lupita Nyong’o was named Best Actress.
"Each year, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest film critics organization in the United States, votes on its members’ selections for the James Loutzenhiser Awards. 2019 marks the 54th time the group has handed out honors"
Here is the full list of winners.
BEST FILM: 1917
BEST DIRECTOR – Sam Mendes, 1917
BEST ACTOR – Adam Driver, Marriage Story
BEST ACTRESS – Lupita Nyong’o, Us
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Joe Pesci, The Irishman
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Little Women
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Knives Out
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – 1917
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Toy Story 4
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Parasite
BEST DOCUMENTARY (tie) – Amazing Grace & Apollo 11
THE TOM POE AWARD FOR BEST LGBT FILM – Portrait of a Lady on Fire
THE VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM – Us
You decide . . .