TMC would like to Announce the Winners of the 2019 Phoenix Critics Circle Film Awards!

On December 13th 2019, the Phoenix Critics Circle gathered to announce their winners.

‘Parasite’ picked up the award for Best Picture along with three other awards.

Here is the list of their choices for winners of the best films and best performances of


Best Picture Contenders are:


The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Marriage Story
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

The Winner is: Parasite


Best Director Contenders are:


Sam Mendes, 1917
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

The Winner is: Bong Joon-ho for Parasite


Best Actress
Contenders are:


Awkwafina, The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Renée Zellweger, Judy

The Winner is: Lupita Nyong’o for Us


Best Actor Contenders are:


Robert Deniro, The Irishman
Leonardo Dicaprio, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

The Winner is: Adam Driver for Marriage Story


Best Supporting Actress Contenders are:


Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Annette Bening, The Report
Thomasin Mckenzie, Jojo Rabbit
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

The Winner is: Thomasin Mckenzie for Jojo Rabbit


Best Supporting Actor Contenders are:


Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Song Kang-Ho, Parasite
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

The Winner is: Song Kang-Ho for Parasite


Best Screenplay Contenders are:


Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Bong Joon-Ho And Han Jin-Won, Parasite
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

The Winner is: Rian Johnson for Knives Out


Best Foreign Language Film Contenders are:


The Farewell
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

The Winner is: Parasite


Best Animated Film Contenders are:


Frozen 2
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

The Winner is: Toy Story 4


Best Documentary Contenders are:


American Factory
Apollo 11
Hail Satan?
One Child Nation

The Winner is: Apollo 11


Best Comedy Contenders are:


Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

The Winner is: Jojo Rabbit


Best Horror Film Contenders are:


Doctor Sleep
The Lighthouse
Tigers Are Not Afraid

The Winner is: Us


Best Sci-Fi Contenders are:


Alita: Battle Angel
Avengers: End Game
Captain Marvel
High Life
Ad Astra
Terminator: Dark Fate

The Winner is: Ad Astra


Best Score Contenders are:


Michael Abels, Us
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Thomas Newman, 1917

The Winner is: Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joker


Best Cinematography Contenders are:


Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins, 1917
Claire Mathon, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Robert Richardson, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Jorg Widmer, A Hidden Life
Kyung-Pyo Hong, Parasite

The Winner is: Roger Deakins for 1917


*We also announced some Special Achievement Awards…


Best Ensemble Acting went to: The Entire Cast of Knives Out

Lifetime Achievement in Editing
went to: Thelma Schoonmaker

Schoonmaker has forty editing credits in under her belt. Lucky for us, she’s still working.
One of her early editing assignments was the famous Woodstock documentary.
She has also been the editor of all of Martin Scorsese’s films since Raging Bull!
A well deserved award indeed.


*I hope you liked our choices. For more from the PCC, please click this link: Phoenix Critics Circle



The Phoenix Critics Circle is established as an association for professional film critique and analysis.  Administered by the 501c3 non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, the Phoenix Critics Circle is committed to the progression and preservation of film and is
composed of print, television, radio and online film critics from Arizona.


For questions, contact Phoenix Film Foundation Executive Director, Jason Carney at or 480-513-3195 contributor: ShariK.Green tmc
I'm the Sr. Film Writer and Community Manager for I write, direct and produce short films with my production company, Good Stew Productions. I'm now working on my first feature film which is a lot of work but a lot of fun! Though it's hard to answer this questions when asked, I'd say my favorite movie is “The Big Chill.” I enjoy photography, poetry, and hiking and I adore animals, especially elephants. I live in Arizona and feel it's an outstanding and inspirational place to live.

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