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News: Detroit Film Critics Society announces 2019 nominees


(Detroit, Michigan) The Detroit Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the BEST OF 2019 nominees in twelve categories. The winners will be announced on December 9th, 2019. The Detroit Film Critics Society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of 21 film critics from Michigan who write or broadcast in the metro-Detroit area as well as other major cities including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Toledo, Ohio.

Each critic submitted their top 5 picks in the following 12 categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, and Breakthrough in any category, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Animated Feature, and Best Use of Music. From these submissions, each entry was given a point value and the top 5 in each category have been placed on the final ballot.

THE NOMINATIONS FOR 2019

PICKED BY THE DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY

(in alphabetical order)

BEST PICTURE

• THE IRISHMAN

• JOJO RABBIT

• MARRIAGE STORY

• ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

• PARASITE

BEST DIRECTOR

• NOAH BAUMBACH – MARRIAGE STORY

• BONG JOON HO - PARASITE

• MARTIN SCORSESE – THE IRISHMAN

• QUENTIN TARANTINO – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

• TAIKA WAITITI – JOJO RABBIT

BEST ACTOR

• ROBERT DE NIRO – THE IRISHMAN

• ADAM DRIVER – MARRIAGE STORY

• ROBERT PATTINSON – THE LIGHTHOUSE

• JOAQUIN PHOENIX - JOKER

• ADAM SANDLER – UNCUT GEMS

BEST ACTRESS

• SCARLETT JOHANSSON – MARRIAGE STORY

• JULIANNE MOORE – GLORIA BELL

• LUPITA NYONG’O - US

• CHARLIZE THERON - BOMBSHELL

• RENÉE ZELLWEGER - JUDY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

• WILLEM DAFOE – THE LIGHTHOUSE

• TOM HANKS – IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

• JOE PESCI – THE IRISHMAN

• BRAD PITT – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

• SAM ROCKWELL – RICHARD JEWELL

• WESLEY SNIPES – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

• KATHY BATES – RICHARD JEWELL

• LAURA DERN – MARRIAGE STORY

• SCARLETT JOHANSSON – JOJO RABBIT

• ANNA PAQUIN – THE IRISHMAN

• FLORENCE PUGH – LITTLE WOMEN

BEST ENSEMBLE

• DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

• THE FAREWELL

• THE IRISHMAN

• ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

• PARASITE

BEST BREAKTHROUGH

• ANA DE ARMAS – ACTRESS – KNIVES OUT

• JESSIE BUCKLEY – ACTRESS – WILD ROSE, JUDY

• KAITLYN DEVER – ACTRESS – BOOKSMART, THEM THAT FOLLOW

• AISLING FRANCIOSI – ACTRESS – THE NIGHTINGALE

• PAUL WALTER HAUSER – ACTOR – RICHARD JEWELL, LATE NIGHT, BEATS, 7 DAYS TO VEGAS

• FLORENCE PUGH – ACTRESS – FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, MIDSOMMAR, LITTLE WOMEN

• LULU WANG – WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER – THE FAREWELL

• OLIVIA WILDE – DIRECTOR - BOOKSMART

BEST SCREENPLAY

• NOAH BAUMBACH – MARRIAGE STORY

• BONG JOON HO AND HAN JIN WON - PARASITE

• ROBERT EGGERS AND MAX EGGERS – THE LIGHTHOUSE

• QUENTIN TARANTINO – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

• STEVE ZAILLIAN – THE IRISHMAN

BEST DOCUMENTARY

• AMAZING GRACE

• APOLLO 11

• HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR

• KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

• ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

• FROZEN II

• HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

• I LOST MY BODY

• KLAUS

• TOY STORY 4

BEST USE OF MUSIC

• 1917

• ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

• ROCKETMAN

• UNCUT GEMS

• WILD ROSE

The Detroit Film Critics Society members for the 2018-2019 season in alphabetical order are Nate Adams – The Clinton Local, Paul Arlon – The Downtown Monitor; Kirk Baird – The Toledo Blade; Jonathan Barkan – jonathanbarkan.com, George Elkind – Metro Times; Christopher Giroux – Film Obsession; Corey Hall – Metro Times, WDET; Michelle Kisner – spoilerfreemoviesleuth.com; Warren Pierce – WJR Radio; Greg Russell – WDIV-TV Detroit & Movie Show; Tom Santilli – CriticLee Speaking and Movie Show Plus; Debbie Schlussel – Sirius XM Larry the Cable Guy Show; Perry Seibert – WLBY-The Lucy Ann Lance show; John Serba – johnserbaatlarge.com; MontiLee Stormer – moviereelist.com; Lee Thomas – Critic Lee Speaking, Fox 2; Mike Tyrkus – Cinemanerdz.com; Carl Wheeler – thereelgodfather.com; and Chris Williams – michigansportsandentertainment.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

RUTH DANIELS, DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY

AT (248) 910-8796 OR ruthfdaniels@gmail.com

More information is available on the website at detroitfilmcritics.com