2020 Nominees Announced

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December 13, 2019 by joshcabrita

For Immediate Release 

MARRIAGE STORY LEADS VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE INTERNATIONAL NOMINATIONS LIST WITH FIVE NODS

Vancouver, B.C. (December 13, 2019) – Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story leads all films in the Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s international section with five nominations.

Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama shares the Best Picture category with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite; Scorsese and Bong also join Sam Mendes (for 1917) in the Best Director category.

Three of Marriage Story’s performers picked up nominations. While Adam Driver is nominated for Best Actor alongside Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory and Joaquin Phoenix for Joker, Scarlett Johansson is up against Lupita Nyong’o for Us and Saoirse Ronan for Little Women in the Best Actress category. Meanwhile, Laura Dern received a nod for Best Supporting Actress, where she will contend with Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers and Florence Pugh for Little Women.

The Best Supporting Actor category consists of Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Joe Pesci for The Irishman, and Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Quentin Tarantino’s film is also nominated for Best Screenplay where its writer-director will compete with Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story and Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won for Parasite.

The Farewell, Pain and Glory and Parasite are up for Best Foreign Language Film, while Apollo 11, For Sama, and Honeyland are nominated for Best Documentary.

 

Winners in the international categories will be announced on Monday, December 16. A full list of International nominees follows.

BEST PICTURE

The Irishman

Marriage Story

Parasite

 

BEST ACTOR

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

 

BEST ACTRESS

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Florence Pugh, Little Women

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Farewell

Pain and Glory

Parasite

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Apollo 11

For Sama

Honeyland

 

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY LEADS CANADIAN SECTION WITH SEVEN NOMINATIONS

Matthew Rankin’s The Twentieth Century leads all films in the Vancouver Film Critics’ Circles’ Canadian section with seven nominations.

Rankin’s fabulist concoction is nominated for Best Picture alongside Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 ft and Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open. Rankin, Radwanski, and Hepburn and Tailfeathers are all nominated for Best Director. And in the Best Screenplay category, Rankin and Radwanski are joined by Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis for White Lie.

White Lie’s other nods are for Kacey Rohl in the Best Actor, Female category, which also includes Deragh Campbell for Anne at 13,000 ft and Violet Nelson for The Body Remembers, and Amber Anderson in Best Actor, Female, which also recognizes Chelah Horsdal for Ash and Catherine St-Laurent for The Twentieth Century

St-Laurent’s co-star Dan Beirne is nominated in Best Actor, Male alongside Tim Guinee for Ash and David Thewlis for Guest of Honour. The Best Supporting Actor, Male category includes David Cronenberg for Clifton Hill, Matt Johnson for Anne at 13,000ft and Louis Negin for The Twentieth Century. The Union of BC Performers will award a cash prize to the winner of one of the Canadian acting categories.   

 

In the Best BC Film category, The Body Remembers is nominated alongside Because We Are Girls and Raf. A cash prize sponsored by the Canadian Media Production Association-BC Producers’ Branch will be presented to the producer of the winning film in this category, while a second cash prize sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada-BC Council will go to the film’s director.

One to Watch recognizes the promise exhibited by emerging directors. This year’s class includes Heather Young (Murmur), Matthew Rankin (The Twentieth Century), and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open). A cash prize will be provided for this award by Telefilm Canada.

The Best Canadian Documentary nominees are Because We Are Girls, Danny, and nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up. 

Winners of the Canadian awards will be announced at the VFCC’s awards ceremony on Monday January 6, 2020. A full list of nominees in the Canadian categories follows.

BEST PICTURE

Anne at 13,000 ft

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

The Twentieth Century

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Kathleen Hepburn & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Kazik Radwanski, Anne at 13,000 ft

Matthew Rankin, The Twentieth Century

 

ONE TO WATCH

Heather Young, Murmur

Matthew Rankin, The Twentieth Century

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas, White Lie

Kazik Radwanski, Anne at 13,000 ft

Matthew Rankin, The Twentieth Century

 

BEST ACTOR, MALE

Dan Beirne, The Twentieth Century

Tim Guinee, Ash

David Thewlis, Guest of Honour

 

BEST ACTOR, FEMALE

Deragh Campbell, Anne at 13,000 ft

Violet Nelson, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Kacey Rohl, White Lie

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MALE

David Cronenberg, Clifton Hill

Matt Johnson, Anne at 13,000 Ft

Louis Negin, The Twentieth Century

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, FEMALE

Amber Anderson, White Lie

Chelah Horsdal, Ash

Catherine St-Laurent, The Twentieth Century

 

BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY

Because We Are Girls

Danny

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

 

BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM

Because We Are Girls

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Raf

 

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