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Columbus Film Critics Association Winners: ‘Parasite’ Reigns with Top Wins, ‘Knives Out’ Takes Best Ensemble

The Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) revealed their winners in film Thursday evening.

“Parasite” reigned at the top with the association’s Best Film win, preceded by a Best Director win for Bong Joon-ho. 

Rian Johnson’s eclectic ensemble mystery, “Knives Out,” made a splash in the mentions as it won Best Ensemble and Best Film Editing. It also made the runner-up spots for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay.

A special award was given to Joe Talbot’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” winning the Best Overlooked Film.

“The Lighthouse”

See the full list of winners and runner-ups below.

​Best Film
1. Parasite
2. Knives Out
3. 1917
4. Little Women
5. Marriage Story
6. The Farewell
7. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
8. The Irishman
9. Uncut Gems
10. Jojo Rabbit

Best Director
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite (Gisaengchung)
Runner-up: Sam Mendes, 1917

Best Actor
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Runner-up: Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Runner-up: Florence Pugh, Midsommar

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Runner-up: Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Best Supporting Actress
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Runner-up: Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

Best Ensemble
Knives Out
Runner-up: Parasite (Gisaengchung)

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)
Adam Driver (The Dead Don’t Die, Marriage Story, The Report, and Star Wars: Episode IX – The
Rise of Skywalker)
Runner-up: Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family, Little Women, and Midsommar)

Breakthrough Film Artist
Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family, Little Women, and Midsommar) – (for acting)
Runner-up: Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco – (for directing, producing and
screenwriting)

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins, 1917
Runner-up: Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse

Best Film Editing
Bob Ducsay, Knives Out
Runner-up: Lee Smith, 1917

Best Adapted Screenplay
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Runner-up: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Best Original Screenplay
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite (Gisaengchung)
Runner-up: Rian Johnson, Knives Out

Best Score
Michael Abels, Us
Runner-up: Thomas Newman, 1917

Best Documentary
Apollo 11
Runner-up: American Factory

Best Foreign Language Film
Parasite (Gisaengchung)
Runner-up: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 4
Runner-up: I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)

Best Overlooked Film
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Runner-up: Ready or Not

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.

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