Joker wins top Phoenix Film Critics Society awards

Updated: Dec 19, 2019


Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

It's one of the year's most divisive, controversial movies, so it's rather a surprise it's taken two busy weeks of awards season for Todd Phillips' Joker to win a Best Picture prize. Here to remedy that is the Phoenix Film Critics Society, which bestows its top award upon the DC dramatic thriller, alongside a Best Actor prize for lead Joaquin Phoenix.


The PFCS also showed some serious love for Sam Mendes' WWI action thriller 1917, with it winning Best Director for Mendes and four technical prizes. Rian Johnson's Knives Out wins for its screenplay and its cast, while The Irishman and Parasite are shut out save for Best Picture top ten placements and an obligatory Foreign Language Film prize for the latter.


Best Picture

JOKER

1917

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Parasite

The Two Popes


Best Director

SAM MENDES (1917)


Best Actress in a Leading Role

RENEE ZELLWEGER (JUDY)


Best Actor in a Leading Role

JOAQUIN PHOENIX (JOKER)


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

LAURA DERN (MARRIAGE STORY)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

BRAD PITT (ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD)


Best Original Screenplay

KNIVES OUT


Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material

JOJO RABBIT


Best Cinematography

1917


Best Film Editing

1917


Best Production Design

1917


Best Costume Design

ROCKETMAN


Best Visual Effects

AVENGERS: ENDGAME


Best Original Score

1917


Best Original Song

'INTO THE UNKNOWN' (FROZEN II)


Best Ensemble Acting

KNIVES OUT


Best Animated Film

TOY STORY 4


Best Documentary

ONE CHILD NATION


Best Foreign Language Film

PARASITE


Breakthrough Performance Award

ROMAN GRIFFIN DAVIS (JOJO RABBIT)

Best Performance by a Youth

ROMAN GRIFFIN DAVIS (JOJO RABBIT)


Overlooked Film of the Year

HOTEL MUMBAI


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