ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD Named Best Picture By Oklahoma Film Critics (AWARDS 2019)

Little Trudi Fraser thought that Rick Dalton’s performance was the best acting she’d ever seen. The members of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle seemed to agree.

Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t take their Best Actor prize but his film nabbed top honors: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood was named Best Picture of 2019 by the Sooner state org (full disclosure: I am a member and current VP).

Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out also made a strong showing when the Oklahoma org tweeted out their winners, taking the Runner-Up slot on the Top 10 list while giving Johnson the Best Original Screenplay award. His cast also won Best Ensemble.

It’s the first Best Picture win of the Awards Season for Quentin Tarantino‘s homage to the end of a Hollywood era. It also won awards for Brad Pitt (Best Supporting Actor) and Robert Richardson (Best Cinematography). In addition, Tarantino’s ninth feature film was cited as Runner-Up in three other categories (see full list of winners and runners-up below).

Joining Pitt and the Knives Out cast in the other acting categories: Best Actor Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems), Best Actress Lupita Nyong’o (Us), and Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers). Uncut Gems also, er, scored a victory for Daniel Lopatin in the Best Score category.

Marin Scorsese won Best Director for The Irishman and his screenwriter Steven Zaillian took Best Adapted Screenplay. Marriage Story stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson had to settle for Runner-Up honors in the Actor and Actress categories but both were named in the OFCC’s “Best Body of Work” award. Driver won for his impressive 2019 slate and Johansson took Runner-Up for hers (she tied with Brad Pitt).

Here’s the OFCC’s full list of winners and runners-up.

2019 Film Awards

Best Picture: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Top 10 Films

  1. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  2. Knives Out
  3. The Irishman
  4. Parasite
  5. Uncut Gems
  6. Jojo Rabbit
  7. Marriage Story
  8. Little Women 
  9. Avengers: Endgame 
  10. Midsommar

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Runner-Up: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Runner-Up:– Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Best Actor: Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Runner-Up: Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Runner-Up: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Runner-Up: Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse

Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Runner-Up: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Runner-Up: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Runner-Up: Roger Deakins, 1917

Best Score: Daniel Lopatin, Uncut Gems
Runner-Up: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 4
Runner-Up: I Lost My Body

Best Documentary: American Factory
Runner-Up: Apollo 11

Best Foreign Film: Parasite
Runner-Up: The Farewell

Best Ensemble Cast: Knives Out
Runner-Up: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best First Feature: The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Joe Talbot
Runner-Up: Booksmart, Olivia Wilde

Best Body of Work: Adam Driver, Marriage StoryThe Report, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Runner-Up (TIE): Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story, Jojo RabbitAvengers: Endgame and Brad Pitt, Actor – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Ad Astra; Producer – The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Most Disappointing Film: It Chapter Two

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2019 / 20 season:

Screen Actors Guild Award Winners
Producers Guild of America Winners
Critics’ Choice Awards Winners
Directors Guild of America Nominations
Writers Guild of America Nominations
Golden Globe Winners
National Society of Film Critics
Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association
Boston Society of Film Critics
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
AFI American Film Institute Awards
New York Film Critics Circle
National Board of Review
Atlanta Film Critics Circle

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