Thursday, September 29, 2022

The 2019 San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2019.

Click below to see the winners.

​Best Picture
1917
THE IRISHMAN (WINNER)
JOKER
MARRIAGE STORY (RUNNER UP)
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Best Director
Noah Baumbach – MARRIAGE STORY (RUNNER UP)
Sam Mendes – 1917
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie – UNCUT GEMS (WINNERS)
Martin Scorsese – THE IRISHMAN
Quentin Tarantino – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Best Actor
Christian Bale – FORD V FERRARI
Adam Driver – MARRIAGE STORY (TIE)
Eddie Murphy – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Joaquin Phoenix – JOKER (TIE)
Adam Sandler – UNCUT GEMS

Best Actress
Awkwafina – THE FAREWELL
Scarlett Johansson – MARRIAGE STORY
Lupita Nyong’o – US (WINNER)
Saoirse Ronan – LITTLE WOMEN
Renée Zellweger – JUDY (RUNNER UP)

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe – THE LIGHTHOUSE
Al Pacino – THE IRISHMAN
Joe Pesci – THE IRISHMAN (TIE)
Brad Pitt – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (TIE)

Wesley Snipes – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern – MARRIAGE STORY (RUNNER UP)
Thomasin McKenzie – JOJO RABBIT
Florence Pugh – LITTLE WOMEN
Zhao Shuzhen – THE FAREWELL (WINNER)
Octavia Spencer – LUCE

Best Comedic Performance
Daniel Craig – KNIVES OUT
Eddie Murphy – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Sam Rockwell – JOJO RABBIT
Wesley Snipes – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (WINNER)
Taika Waititi – JOJO RABBIT (RUNNER UP)

Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach – MARRIAGE STORY (WINNER)
Bong Joon Ho, Jin Won Han – PARASITE
Rian Johnson – KNIVES OUT
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie – UNCUT GEMS (RUNNER UP)
Quentin Tarantino – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Best Adapted Screenplay
Greta Gerwig – LITTLE WOMEN
J.C. Lee, Julius Onah – LUCE (WINNER)
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver – JOKER
Taika Waititi, Christine Leunens – JOJO RABBIT
Steven Zaillian – THE IRISHMAN (RUNNER UP)

Best Documentary
APOLLO 11
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
LOVE, ANTOSHA (RUNNER UP)
ONE CHILD NATION (WINNER)

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Best Animated Film
ABOMINABLE
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
I LOST MY BODY (WINNER)
MISSING LINK
TOY STORY 4 (RUNNER UP)

Foreign-language Film
THE FAREWELL
PAIN & GLORY
PARASITE (WINNER)
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
TRANSIT (RUNNER UP)

Best Costume Design
Ruth E. Carter – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (WINNER)
Julian Day – ROCKETMAN
Jacqueline Durran – LITTLE WOMEN
Arianne Phillips – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
Anna Robbins – DOWNTON ABBEY (RUNNER UP)

Best Editing
Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker & Dirk Westervelt – FORD V FERRARI (WINNER)
Jennifer Lame – MARRIAGE STORY
Fred Raskin – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein – UNCUT GEMS (RUNNER UP)
Thelma Schoonmaker – THE IRISHMAN

Best Cinematography
Jarin Blaschke – THE LIGHTHOUSE (WINNER)
Roger Deakins – 1917 (RUNNER UP)

Hoyte Van Hoytema – AD ASTRA
Rodrigo Prieto – THE IRISHMAN
Phedon Papamichael – FORD V FERRARI

Best Production Design
Dennis Gassner – 1917 (WINNER)
Jess Gonchor – LITTLE WOMEN (RUNNER UP)

Clay A. Griffith – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Barbara Ling – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
Bob Shaw – THE IRISHMAN
Donal Woods – DOWNTON ABBEY
         
Best Visual Effects
1917 (RUNNER UP)
AD ASTRA (WINNER)

THE AERONAUTS
AVENGERS: ENDGAME
THE IRISHMAN

Best Use of Music
JOJO RABBIT (RUNNER UP)
JOKER
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (WINNER)
ROCKETMAN
YESTERDAY

Best Ensemble
DOWNTON ABBEY
THE IRISHMAN (RUNNER UP)
KNIVES OUT (WINNER)

MARRIAGE STORY
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Breakthrough Artist
Jessie Buckley – JUDYWILD ROSE
Julia Butters – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
Roman Griffin Davis – JOJO RABBIT
Kelvin Harrison Jr. – LUCEWAVES (RUNNER UP)
Florence Pugh – LITTLE WOMENMIDSOMMAR (WINNER)

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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