‘Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood’ Leads North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations

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The North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) have announced their full list of film nominations of the year.

Quentin Tarantino‘s “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood” leads the critics group board with eight total nominations. These include mentions in Best Supporting Actress for Margot Robbie, Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt, Best Lead Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Director and Best Narrative Film.

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” also place mentions including Best Narrative Film and sprinkled in the acting categories for supporting actress Laura Dern and veteran actor Joe Pesci for his supporting role.

NCFCA also awards the Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award, recognizing a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina.

Read the full list of nominees below.

BEST NARRATIVE FILM
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon Ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins – 1917
Kyung-pyo Hong – Parasite
Hoyte van Hoytema – Ad Astra
Robert Richardson – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Atlantics
The Farewell
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire​
Transit

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
American Factory
Apollo 11
Hail Satan?
Knock Down the House
One Child Nation

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Shia LaBeouf – Honey Boy
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin-won – Parasite
Rian Johnson – Knives Out
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Lulu Wang – The Farewell

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Micah Fitzerman Blue & Noah Hapster – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Greta Gerwig – Little Women
Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes
Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit
Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
1917
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST MUSIC
1917
Jojo Rabbit
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Us

KEN HANKE MEMORIAL TAR HEEL AWARD
This award recognizes a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina. In 2017, the Tar Heel Award was dedicated to longtime North Carolina film critic Ken Hanke.

The ​Best of Enemies – Durham, NC
Jonathan Majors (formerly from UNC School of the Arts) – The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwatrz – The Peanut Butter Falcon
Joshua Overbay – Luke & Jo

What do you think of the nominations from the North Carolina Film Critics Association? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!