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‘Parasite’ Wins Best Film & Director From North Carolina Film Critics Association

The North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) have announced their winners.

Leading huge wins is “Parasite,” the narrative feature from Bong Joon-Ho, who also secured the win for Best Director. “Parasite” also won in the Best Foreign Language Film category and Best Original Screenplay.

The NCFCA’s Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel, recognizing a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina, was given to directors Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwatrz for “The Peanut Butter Falcon.”

“1917”

See the full list of nominees and winners 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

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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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