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Phoenix Critics Circle Nominations: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Makes Best Picture, Taika Waititi in Director

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The Phoenix Critics Circle has announced its 2019 nominations where films such as “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Jojo Rabbit” made the cut. Winners will be announced Saturday, Dec. 14.

Check out the nominees down below:

BEST PICTURE

  • “1917”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “Parasite”
  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

BEST COMEDY FILM

  • “Booksmart”
  • “Dolemite is my Name”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Knives Out”
  • “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood”

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM

  • “Ad Astra”
  • “Alita: Battle Angel”
  • “Avengers: Endgame”
  • “Captain Marvel”
  • “High Life”
  • “Terminator: Dark Fate”

BEST HORROR FILM

  • “Doctor Sleep”
  • “The Lighthouse”
  • “Midsommar”
  • “Us”
  • “Tigers Are Not Afraid”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  • “Frozen 2”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • “I Lost My Body”
  • “Missing Link”
  • “Toy Story 4”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • “Atlantics”
  • “The Farewell”
  • “Monos”
  • “Parasite”
  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • “American Factory”
  • “Apollo 11”
  • “Hail Satan?”
  • “Honeyland”
  • “One Child Nation”

BEST ACTOR

  • Robert DeNiro, “The Irishman”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood”
  • Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
  • Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite is my Name”
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

BEST ACTRESS

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Willem Dafoe, “The Lighthouse”
  • Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
  • Song Kang-ho, “Parasite”
  • Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
  • Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”
  • Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
  • Annette Bening, “The Report”
  • Thomasin McKenzie, “Jojo Rabbit”
  • Zhao Shuzhen, “The Farewell”
  • Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

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 SCREENPLAY

  • Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story”
  • Rian Johnson, “Knives Out”
  • Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-Won, “Parasite”
  • Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood”
  • Taika Waititi, “Jojo Rabbit”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Roger Deakins, “1917”
  • Jorg Widmer, “A Hidden Life”
  • Rodrigo Prieto, “The Irishman”
  • Jarin Blaschke, “The Lighthouse”
  • Robert Richardson, “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood”
  • Kyung-Pyo Hong, “Parasite”
  • Claire Mathon, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

BEST SCORE

  • Thomas Newman, “1917”
  • Alexandre Desplat, “Little Women”
  • Michael Abels, “Us”
  • Hildur Gudnadottir, “Joker”

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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Michael R

Surprised about Theron’s miss in Actress.

Derrick

Happy with these nominations. Charlize Theron’s snub was a surprise.

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