Phoenix Critics Circle announces 2019 award nominations

Adele Haenel in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Not to be confused with the Phoenix Film Critics Society, the newer Phoenix Critics Circle has announces its award nominations for film in 2019. In a relatively strong year for female-directed fare in the awards race, there's been a dispiriting lack of them in Best Film lineups, so it's encouraging to see Celine Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire break through here. Alas, no women in the Director or Screenplay lineups, so not nearly enough to celebrate here.

As with the Chicago critics, who also announced their nominations today, winners here will be declared on the 14th of December, two days from today.

Best Film


The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Marriage Story


Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Director

Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)

Sam Mendes (1917)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)

Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

Best Actress

Awkwafina (The Farewell)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Lupita Nyong'o (Us)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Renee Zellweger (Judy)

Best Actor

Robert de Niro (The Irishman)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Best Supporting Actress

Annette Bening (The Report)

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)

Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit)

Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Zhao Shu Zhen (The Farewell)

Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse)

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood)

Joe Pesci (The Irishman)

Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)

Song Kang Ho (Parasite)

Best Screenplay

Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won (Parasite)

Rian Johnson (Knives Out)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)

Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

Best Cinematography

Jarin Blaschke (The Lighthouse)

Roger Deakins (1917)

Hong Kyung Pyo (Parasite)

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)

Best Score

Michael Abels (Us)

Alexandre Desplat (Little Women)

Hildur Gudnadottir (Joker)

Thomas Newman (1917)

Best Animated Film

Frozen II How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Best Documentary

American Factory

Apollo 11

Hail Satan?


One Child Nation

Best Foreign Language Film


The Farewell



Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Comedy Film


Dolemite Is My Name

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Best Horror Film

Doctor Sleep

The Lighthouse


Tigers Are Not Afraid


Best Science Fiction Film

Ad Astra

Alita: Battle Angel

Avengers: Endgame

Captain Marvel

High Life

Terminator: Dark Fate

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