‘Parasite’ tops Chicago Film Critics Awards

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Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite claimed top honors at the 2019 Chicago Film Critics Awards, which were announced over the weekend. Besides winning Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film, the film also claimed Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Dedicated to quality filmmaking that has something to say about our world, the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) hosts its late-winter film awards ceremony as part of a wider effort to promote critical thinking about cinema.

Matching Parasite’s four wins, Greta Gerwing’s Little Women earned Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh).

After garnering a leading nine nominations, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood earned two wins for Best Art Direction and Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt).

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The remaining nine films honored at the reception held in Chicago on Saturday night each receive one win each, including Marriage Story (Adam Driver, Best Actor); Us (Lupita Nyong’o, Best Actress); Apollo 11 (Best Documentary) and Toy Story 4 (Best Animated Feature).

Filmmaker Lulu Wang (The Farewell) received the CFCA’s Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award, while Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale) is named Most Promising Performer.

 
Chicago Film Critics Association
2019 Chicago Film Critics Awards

BEST PICTURE PARASITE
BEST DIRECTOR BONG JOON HO, PARASITE
BEST ACTOR ADAM DRIVER, MARRIAGE STORY
BEST ACTRESS LUPITA NYONG’O, US
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BRAD PITT, ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FLORENCE PUGH, LITTLE WOMEN
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY PARASITE BY BONG JOON HO AND HAN JIN WON
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY LITTLE WOMEN BY GRETA GERWIG
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM PARASITE
BEST DOCUMENTARY APOLLO 11
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE TOY STORY 4
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY ROGER DEAKINS1917
BEST EDITING THELMA SCHOONMAKER THE IRISHMAN
BEST ART DIRECTION ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD
BEST COSTUME DESIGN LITTLE WOMEN
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE ALEXANDRE DESPLATLITTLE WOMEN
BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS AD ASTRA
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER AISLING FRANCIOSI THE NIGHTENGALE
MILOS STEHLIK BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER LULU WANG, THE FAREWELL

 
About the Chicago Film Critics Association
The Chicago Film Critics Association supports and celebrates quality filmmaking that has something to say about our world, our lives, and our society. In the past, while the CFCA’s priority was to support and fight for the continued role of film critics in the media, the CFCA’s public interaction was limited to the announcement of its annual film awards. In recent years, the CFCA has expanded its presence on the Chicago arts scene, promoting critical thinking about cinema to a wider base through several initiatives, including the re-launch of a late-winter film awards ceremony; CFCA-hosted film screenings throughout Chicagoland; and a Young People’s Film Criticism Workshop at Facets Multimedia. The annual Chicago Critics Film Festival further builds on the organization’s goal to be an active part of the Chicago film landscape. Learn more at www.chicagofilmcritics.org.

 
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