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Dublin critics pick Sciamma's Portrait as 2020's best film

Adele Haenel and Noemie Merlant in Celine Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Adele Haenel and Noemie Merlant in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

One of the odd quirks of some of 2019's most acclaimed international titles was that their debut in Britain and Ireland was delayed until early 2020. That's not exactly a new phenomenon, but it's yielded a particularly skewed slate for the Dublin Film Critics Circle's yearly awards. Not an unworthy slate, however: Celine Sciamma's marvellous Portrait of a Lady on Fire picks up what must be its final Best Film prize, while Oscar victor Parasite wins Best Director for Bong Joon Ho. Less detail than usual from these critics, who've often cluttered their awards announcements with numerous runners-up, but quality winners more than make up for that! All the deets below:

Best Film

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Director

Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)

Best Actress

Jessie Buckley (I'm Thinking of Ending Things)

Best Actor

Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)

Best Screenplay

Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci (The Personal History of David Copperfield)

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (1917)

Best Documentary

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Breakthrough Award

Morfydd Clark (The Personal History of David Copperfield / Saint Maud)


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