The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced their nominations for the 2019 EDA Awards. Members include esteemed colleagues such as Thelma Adams, Anne Brodie, Chaz Ebert, and Courtney Howard.

Best Film

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood
  • Marriage Story
  • Parasite

Best Director

  • Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
  • Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood
  • Celine Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Screenplay, Original

  • The Farewell, Lulu Wang
  • Knives Out, Rian Johnson
  • Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach
  • Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino
  • Parasite, Bong Joon-ho

Best Screenplay, Adapted

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
  • Hustlers, Lorene Scafaria
  • Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi
  • The Irishman, Steven Zaillian
  • Little Women, Greta Gerwig

Best Documentary

  • Apollo 11
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland
  • Maiden
  • One Child Nation

Best Animated Film

  • Abominable
  • Frozen 2
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Toy Story 4

Best Actress

  • Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Us
  • Renee Zellwegger, Judy

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Annette Bening, The Report
  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Best Actor

  • Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood

Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director

  • The Irishman, Ellen Lewis
  • Little Women, Kathy Driscoll and Francine Maisler
  • Marriage Story, Douglas Maisel and Francine Maisler
  • Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood, Victoria Thomas
  • Parasite (casting director not listed in credits)

Best Cinematography

  • 1917. Roger Deakins
  • A Hidden Life, Jorg Widmer
  • The Lighthouse, Jarin Blaschke
  • Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood, Robert Richardson
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Claire Mathon

Best Editing

  • 1917, Lee Smith
  • Ford v Ferrari, Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
  • The Irishman, Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood, Fred Raskin
  • Parasite, Jimmo Yang

Best Non-English-Language Film

  • Atlantics
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite
  • Portrait of a Lady On Fire

These awards honor WOMEN only.

Best Woman Director

  • Greta Gerwig, Little Women
  • Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Celine Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Lulu Wang, The Farewell
  • Olivia Wilde, Book Smart

Best Woman Screenwriter

  • Greta Gerwig, Little Women
  • Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman, Booksmart
  • Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
  • Celine Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Lulu Wang, The Farewell

Best Animated Female

  • Anna, Kristen Bell in Frozen 2
  • Bo Peep, Annie Potts in Toy Story 4
  • Elsa, Idina Menzel in Frozen 2
  • Yi, Chloe Bennet in Abominable

Best Woman’s Breakthrough Performance

  • Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Florence Pugh, Midsommar plus Little Women and Fighting With the Family
  • Jodie Turner-Smith, Queen & Slim

Outstanding Achievement by A Woman in The Film Industry

  • Ava DuVernay for creating ARRAY and championing women in film.
  • Claire Mathon for Cinematography: Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Atlantiques
  • Anna Serner (Swedish Film Inst) for tireless work on 50/50 by 2020 initiative.


Grand Dame Award for defying ageism

  • Helen Mirren, The Good Liar
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Zhao Shuzhen. The Farewell

Most Egregious Lovers’ Age Difference Award

  • Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy (58) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (33) 25
  • Lucy In The Sky: Jon Hamm (48) and Zazie Beetz (28) 20
  • The Public: Emilio Estevez (57) and Taylor Schilling (35) 22

She Deserves A New Agent Award

  • Anne Hathaway, The Hustler and Serenity
  • Diane Keaton and ensemble, Poms
  • Kristen Stewart, Charlies Angels and Seberg

Most Daring Performance Award

  • Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale
  • Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Us
  • Florence Pugh, Midsommar
  • Renee Zellwegger, Judy

Time Waster Remake or Sequel Award

  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Dumbo
  • The Lion King
  • Men In Black: International
  • Dark Phoenix

AWFJ Hall of Shame Award

  • HFPA for excluding women nominees in major Golden Globe categories.
  • Louis CK come back tour
  • Beach Bums, the movie
  • Harvey Weinstein, more of the same

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