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Houston Film Critics Society Winners: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Picture While ‘1917’ Takes Tech Wins

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The Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) unveiled their winners Thursday evening.

“Parasite” took the wins for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film. The acting categories were awarded to leads Adam Driver and Renee Zellweger, with the supporting role wins going to Brad Pitt and Zhao Shuzhen.

Sam Mendes’ epic war drama, “1917,” placed wins in the technical categories, including for Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

“With Parasite winning both the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film categories, the stage is set for a showdown as awards season reaches its peak,” says Doug Harris, President of the organization. “And, at a time when many debate the relative merits of large and small movie screens, this original look at family dynamics reconfirms, regardless of the size of a screen, that the story a movie tells is what matters.”


Find the full list of nominees and winners below.

Knives Out
Jojo Rabbit
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
The Irishman
The Farewell
Uncut Gems

Bong Joon Ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Lulu Wang – The Farewell

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name
Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Awkwafina – The Farewell
Renee Zellweger – Judy
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Al Pacino – The Irishman

Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell
Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell

Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
The Farewell

Animated Feature
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
The Irishman

Foreign-Language Film
Corpus Christi
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory

American Factory
Apollo 11
The Biggest Little Farm
For Sama
Hail Satan?
They Shall Not Grow Old

Original Score
Little Women
Marriage Story

​Original Song
“Glasgow” from Wild Rose
“Home to You” from The Aeronauts
“I Punched Keanu Reeves” from Always Be My Maybe
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
“Into the Unknown” from Frozen II
“Stand Up” from Harriet

Visual Effects
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame

Stunt Coordination Team
Ford v Ferrari
John Wick 3: Parabellum

Movie Poster Art
John Wick 3: Parabellum
Birds of Passage
The Last Black Man In San Francisco
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Texas Independent Film Award
Building the American Dream
Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub
Sleeping in Plastic

Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger Corman
Outstanding Achievement Award: Trey Edward Shults

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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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