“1917” wins big, taking home five awards including Best Picture and Best Director in the 2019 Music City Film Critics’ Association Awards Ceremony.
(NASHVILLE, TN – JANUARY 10, 2020) – The Music City Film Critics’ Association is pleased to announce the winners 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.
“1917” leads the winners with five, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director – Sam Mendes, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.
“Joker” (2 wins), “Knives Out” (2), “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” (2), “Parasite” (2), “Rocketman” (2), and “Us” (2) all had multiple wins.
Clint Redwine, president of the MCFCA said, “2019 was a fantastic year for film. It was the second-highest grossing box office of all time, and people spent their money seeing amazing films. Our winners this year speak to that success. We congratulate all of them and wish them all the best as we continue through awards season. We can’t wait to see the great things ahead for film in 2020.”
MCFCA member Cory Woodroof, who writes for the Nashville Scene and The Playlist, said, “This year’s winners are a wide variety of what made 2019 such a special year at the movies. ‘1917’ represents one of the year’s premiere achievements in visceral, emotive storytelling, and it’s a fine recipient for our top honor. It’s also great to see a film like ‘Wild Rose’ take home The Jim Ridley Award. That film certainly embodies the spirit of our city and its storied arts scene.”
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THE 2019 MUSIC CITY FILM CRITICS’ ASSOCIATION
Best Picture – 1917
Best Director – Sam Mendes – 1917
Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Best Actress – Lupita Nyong’o – Us
Best Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Best Supporting Actress – Florence Pugh – Little Women
Best Young Actor – Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit
Best Young Actress – Kyliegh Curran – Doctor Sleep
Best Acting Ensemble – Knives Out
Best Animated Feature – Toy Story 4
Best Documentary – Apollo 11
Best Screenplay – Bong Joon Ho, and Jin Won Han – Parasite
Best Sound – Oliver Tarney – 1917
Best Song – (I’m Gonna” Love Me Again), Elton John – Music, Bernie Taupin – Lyrics – Rocketman
Best Score – Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
Best Music Film – Giles Martin, Ian Neil – Rocketman
Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins – 1917
Best Editing – Lee Smith – 1917
Best Production Design – Barbara Ling – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Best Comedy – Knives Out
Best Horror Film – Us
Best Action Film – Avengers: Endgame
Best Foreign Language Film – Parasite
The Jim Ridley Award (For the film that best depicts Nashville) – Wild Rose
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.