Music City Film Critics’ Association Award Nominees


NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 23, 2019) – The Music City Film Critics’ Association is proud to announce the nominees for the Music City Film Critics’ Association 2019 Film Awards. The association is comprised of 30 professional film critics that live and work in or around Nashville, TN. 

The winners will be announced on January 10, 2020.

“Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood” leads the nominations with 9 including nominations for Best Picture, Best Director – Quentin Tarantino, Best Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt, and several others.

“Parasite” (8 nominations), “1917” (7), “The Irishman” (7), and “Jojo Rabbit” (7) also had strong showings.

Scarlett Johansson garnered two acting nominations. She is nominated for Best Actress for her work in “Marriage Story”, and for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Jojo Rabbit”.

Clint Redwine, president of the MCFCA said, “This was a great year for great films across all genres and styles. Our list of Best Picture nominees includes mega-blockbusters on the big screen, indie films, a foreign language film, movies from streaming platforms, and a documentary. It is going to be a very difficult process trying to pick the winners this year because we have so many deserving nominees in all categories.”

With their nominations, the Music City Film Critics’ Association also released their top 10 films of the 2010s. They are: (In alphabetical order)

  • BIRDMAN
  • BOYHOOD
  • GET OUT
  • JOKER
  • LA LA LAND
  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  • MOONLIGHT
  • ROMA
  • THE SOCIAL NETWORK
  • THE TREE OF LIFE

To speak with a member of the MCFCA regarding the 2019 nominations, please send an email request to mcfca615@gmail.com.

You can follow the MCFCA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MCFCA615/, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mcfca615

THE 2019 MUSIC CITY FILM CRITICS” ASSOCIATION 

OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE:

  • 1917
  • APOLLO 11
  • JOJO RABBIT
  • JOKER
  • KNIVES OUT
  • LITTLE WOMEN
  • MARRIAGE STORY
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE
  • THE IRISHMAN

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Sam Mendes – 1917
  • Greta Gerwig – LITTLE WOMEN
  • Quentin Tarantino – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Bong Joon Ho – PARASITE
  • Martin Scorsese – THE IRISHMAN

BEST ACTOR:

  • Eddie Murphy – DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
  • Joaquin Phoenix – JOKER
  • Adam Driver – MARRIAGE STORY
  • Taron Edgerton – ROCKETMAN
  • Adam Sandler – UNCUT GEMS

BEST ACTRESS:

  • Charlize Theron – BOMBSHELL
  • Awkwafina – THE FAREWELL
  • Renee Zellweger – JUDY
  • Scarlett Johansson – MARRIAGE STORY
  • Lupita Nyong’o – US

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • Shia LeBeouf – HONEY BOY
  • Al Pacino – THE IRISHMAN
  • Joe Pesci – THE IRISHMAN
  • Jonathan Majors – THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
  • Brad Pitt – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Zhao Shuzhen – THE FAREWELL
  • Jennifer Lopez – HUSTLERS
  • Scarlett Johansson – JOJO RABBIT
  • Florence Pugh – LITTLE WOMEN
  • Laura Dern – MARRIAGE STORY

BEST YOUNG ACTOR:

  • Jacob Tremblay – GOOD BOYS
  • Noah Jupe – HONEY BOY
  • Archie Yates – JOJO RABBIT
  • Roman Griffin Davis – JOJO RABBIT
  • Evan Alex – US

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS:

  • Kyleigh Curran – DOCTOR SLEEP
  • Lucy Gallina – THE IRISHMAN
  • Sophia Lillis – IT: CHAPTER 2
  • Thomasin McKenzie – JOJO RABBIT
  • Julia Butters – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph – US

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE:

  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME
  • KNIVES OUT
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE
  • THE IRISHMAN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

  • ABOMINABLE
  • FROZEN II
  • I LOST MY BODY
  • KLAUS
  • TOY STORY 4

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

  • AMAZING GRACE
  • AMERICAN FACTORY
  • APOLLO 11
  • ONE CHILD NATION
  • TELL ME WHO I AM

BEST SCREENPLAY:

  • JOJO RABBIT
  • KNIVES OUT
  • MARRIAGE STORY
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE

BEST SOUND:

  • 1917
  • APOLLO 11
  • FORD V. FERRARI
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

BEST SONG:

  • INTO THE UNKNOWN – FROZEN II
  • STAND UP – HARRIET
  • (I’M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN – ROCKETMAN
  • I CAN’T LET YOU THROW YOURSELF AWAY – TOY STORY 4
  • GLASGOW – WILD ROSE

BEST SCORE:

  • 1917
  • JOKER
  • MARRIAGE STORY
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
  • US

BEST MUSIC FILM:

  • AMAZING GRACE
  • BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
  • ROCKETMAN
  • WILD ROSE
  • YESTERDAY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • 1917
  • JOKER
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE
  • THE LIGHTHOUSE

BEST EDITING:

  • 1917
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE
  • THE IRISHMAN

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

  • 1917
  • KNIVES OUT
  • LITTLE WOMEN
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE

BEST COMEDY FILM:

  • BOOKSMART
  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
  • JOJO RABBIT
  • KNIVES OUT
  • LONG SHOT

BEST HORROR FILM:

  • DOCTOR SLEEP
  • IT: CHAPTER 2
  • MIDSOMMAR
  • READY OR NOT
  • US

BEST ACTION FILM:

  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

  • ATLANTICS
  • PAIN AND GLORY
  • PARASITE
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

THE JIM RIDLEY AWARD:

(For the film that best depicts Nashville)

  • BLUEBIRD
  • THE DEAD CENTER
  • PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
  • SAINT CLOUD HILL
  • WILD ROSE

Check back in on January 10th to find out the winners of this year’s awards!

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