The Critics Choice Association has just finished handing out their awards for 2019, and as usual, there were a few surprises to be had. For starters, Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" was the big winner of the evening, taking home four awards that included Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Production Design. Right behind was Sam Mendes' "1917" with three, which included Best Director (tied with Bong Joon Ho for "Parasite"), Best Editing, and Best Cinematography.
Of course, the biggest surprise was seeing the enormous critical hit "Parasite" lose Best Picture with the largest critics group after clearly dominating all season, though it still walked away with two awards of its own (Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film). After its big wins at the Golden Globes, is Tarantino's film now officially the frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar? We'll just have to wait and see as the guilds announce their awards over the next couple of weeks.
Speaking of the Oscars, the next major event on the awards calendar are the Oscar nominations tomorrow morning, so be sure to check back to see if your favorites get nominated.
In the meantime, please see below for a list of tonight's Critics' Choice winners for film:
Best Picture: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Best Director: Sam Mendes, 1917 and Bong Joon Ho, Parasite Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker Best Actress: Renee Zellweger, Judy Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story Best Acting Ensemble: The Irishman Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Best Adapted Screenplay: Greta Gerwig, Little Women Best Editing: Lee Smith, 1917 Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917 Best Production Design: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Best Costume Design: Dolemite is My Name Best Hair & Makeup: Bombshell Best Visual Effects: Avengers: Endgame Best Score: Joker Best Song: Glasgow, Wild Rose and I'm Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 4 Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite Best Young Actor/Actress: Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit Best Action Movie: Avengers: Endgame Best Comedy: Dolemite is My Name Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Us