Harriet wins six Women Film Critics Circle awards


Cynthia Erivo in Harriet

The Women Film Critics Circle certainly doesn't hang about! After announcing their award nominations for 2019 yesterday, I'm back to announce the winners, and one movie towers above the rest here: Kasi Lemmons' Harriet. The Harriet Tubman biopic wins six prizes from the WFCC, an impressive haul given that this group tends to spread the wealth quite generously. Additionally, Celine Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire takes three big prizes, and the below list includes the newly-announced, somewhat problematic Hall of Shame awards.


Best Movie About Women

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (CELINE SCIAMMA)

Runner-up: Little Women (Greta Gerwig)


Best Movie by a Woman

HARRIET (KASI LEMMONS)

Runner-up: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma)


Best Actress

CYNTHIA ERIVO (HARRIET)

LUPITA NYONG'O (US)

Runner-up: Renee Zellweger (Judy)


Best Actor

ADAM DRIVER (MARRIAGE STORY)

Runner-up: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)


Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

GRETA GERWIG (LITTLE WOMEN)

Runner-up: Celine Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)


Best Documentary by or About Women

VARDA BY AGNES (AGNES VARDA)

Runner-up: Honeyland (Tamara Kotevksa and Ljubomir Stefanov)

Runner-up: Maiden (Alex Holmes)


Best Foreign Film by or About Women

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (CELINE SCIAMMA)

Runner-up: Atlantics (Mati Diop)


Best Equality of the Sexes

MARRIAGE STORY

Runner-up: The Aeronauts


Best Screen Couple

ADAM DRIVER AND SCARLETT JOHANSSON (MARRIAGE STORY)

ADELE HAENEL AND NOEMIE MERLANT (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE)

Runner-up: Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu (Hustlers)


Best Animated Female

'ANNA' (FROZEN II)

Runner-up: 'Bo Peep' (Toy Story 4)


Adrienne Shelley Award (for a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)

BOMBSHELL (JAY ROACH)

THE NIGHTINGALE (JENNIFER KENT)

Runner-up: Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria)


Josephine Baker Award (for best expressing the woman of colour experience in America)

HARRIET (KASI LEMMONS)

Runner-up: Queen & Slim (Melina Matsoukas)


Karen Morley Award (for best exemplifying a woman's place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)

HARRIET (KASI LEMMONS)

Runner-up: Little Women (Greta Gerwig)


Acting and Activism Award

JANE FONDA


Lifetime Achievement Award

ALFRE WOODARD


Pauline Kael Special Jury Awards


Best Female Action Hero

CYNTHIA ERIVO (HARRIET)

Runner-up: Keira Knightley (Official Secrets)


The Invisible Woman Award (supporting performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored)

JANELLE MONAE (HARRIET)

Runner-up: Anna Paquin (The Irishman)


Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award

FRANCES CONROY (JOKER)


Hall of Shame Award

ROGER AILES (BOMBSHELL)

LUC BESSON

HUSTLERS

JOHN KRASINSKI

VITA & VIRGINIA


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