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September 5, 2020 – 7:55 pm

The North Carolina Film Critics Association is pleased to announce the dates and categories for its tenth annual awards for achievements in film.
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2019 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

December 27, 2019 – 5:46 pm
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The North Carolina Film Critics Association is pleased to
announce the winners of its eighth annual Film Awards.

The NCFCA consists of forty-six professional critics who live in the state or whose work contributes to an outlet based in North Carolina. More information about the NCFCA and lists of past nominees and winners can be found at http://ncfilmcritics.org.

Our 2019 nominees are listed below. Winners are indicated
with asterisks.

BEST NARRATIVE FILM

**Parasite**

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in
Hollywood

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

**Apollo 11**

American Factory

Hail Satan?

Knock Down the
House

One Child Nation

BEST ANIMATED FILM

**Toy Story 4**

Frozen II

How to Train Your
Dragon: The Hidden World

The Lego Movie 2:
The Second Part

Missing Link

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

**Parasite**

Atlantics

The Farewell

Pain and Glory

Portrait of a Lady
on Fire

Transit

BEST DIRECTOR

**Bong Joon Ho — Parasite**

Sam Mendes  — 1917

Martin Scorsese —The
Irishman

Quentin Tarantino — Once
Upon a Time in Hollywood

Taika Waititi — Jojo
Rabbit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

**Roger Deakins — 1917**

Jarin Blaschke – The
Lighthouse

Kyung-pyo Hong — Parasite

Hoyte van Hoytema – Ad
Astra

Robert Richardson – Once
Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST ACTOR

**Adam Driver – Marriage
Story
**

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once
Upon a Time in Hollywood

Eddie Murphy – Dolemite
is My Name

Joaquin Phoenix — Joker

Adam Sandler – Uncut
Gems

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

**Brad Pitt – Once
Upon a Time in Hollywood
**

Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Shia LaBeouf  —
Honey Boy

Joe Pesci  — The
Irishman

BEST ACTRESS

**Lupita Nyong’o – Us**

Awkafina – The Farewell

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renée Zellweger — Judy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

**Florence Pugh – Little
Women
**

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Jennifer Lopez — Hustlers

Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Zhao Shuzhen  — The
Farewell

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

**Bong Joon Ho; Han Jin-won – Parasite**

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Rian Johnson – Knives Out

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Lulu Wang – The Farewell

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

**Greta Gerwig – Little
Women
**

Micah Fitzerman Blue; Noah Hapster – A Beautiful Day in
the Neighborhood

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

**Avengers: Endgame**

1917

Ad Astra

The Irishman

Star Wars: The Rise
of Skywalker

BEST MUSIC

**Once Upon a Time
in Hollywood
**

1917

Jojo Rabbit

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in
Hollywood

Us

KEN HANKE MEMORIAL TAR HEEL AWARD

This award recognizes a film, artists, or performer with
a special connection to North Carolina. In 2017, the Tar Heel Award was
dedicated to longtime North Carolina film critic Ken Hanke.

**Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz  — The Peanut Butter Falcon directors and screenwriters

Best of Enemies
– film set in Durham, NC and chronicling the integration of North Carolina
schools.

Jonathan Majors (formerly from UNC School of the Arts) – The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Joshua Overbay – Director of Luke & Jo and professor of film at Western Carolina University.

Films with multiple nominations:

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: 8

Marriage Story: 6

Parasite: 5

The Irishman: 5

Jojo Rabbit: 4

1917: 4

The Farewell: 4

Little Women: 3

The Lighthouse: 2

Ad Astra: 2

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: 2

Us: 2

Filmfest 919 Opens in Chapel Hill

October 1, 2018 – 2:23 am
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The last few years have not been great for cinephiles in or near North Carolina’s capital. Both the Galaxy Theater in Cary and The Colony Theater in Raleigh have closed their doors, But relief from …

NCFCA Midyear Poll

June 12, 2018 – 8:05 pm
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Is it time to start thinking about Black Panther as an awards contender? 

Full Frame 2018 — NCFCA Reviews

April 10, 2018 – 3:05 pm
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North Carolina is home to one of the most prestigious film festivals in the country. Now in its twenty-first year, Full Frame focuses exclusively on documentaries. Each year brings a dazzling array of artist profiles, …

NCFCA at Full Frame (2017)

April 14, 2017 – 8:38 pm
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Reviews from NCFCA members at the 20th anniversary of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Member Reviews

April 2, 2017 – 6:20 pm
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NCFCA Member Reviews for April 2018

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February 28, 2017 – 3:50 pm
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Earthcaster Profiles North Carolina’s Thomas Sayre

November 10, 2016 – 6:38 pm
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The work of Raleigh artist Thomas Sayre is the product of a creative process that seeks to find a balance between unhealthy or unproductive extremes. In Earthcaster, the documentary profiling Sayre, it is said that his work “changes the landscape but doesn’t take it over.” The process of making large sculptures from the land that become a part of the landscape is one the artist describes as “being in control, but not….”

Barbara Kopple Talks Awards, Film Families, and Miss Sharon Jones!

October 20, 2016 – 8:23 pm
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Given the recognition she has earned over a diverse and productive career, I asked Kopple, somewhat skeptically, whether awards, at this point in her career, still matter.
“More than ever,” was her surprising reply.

Toronto International Film Festival Kicks Off 2016 Awards Season

September 20, 2016 – 11:31 pm
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La La Land positions itself as Oscar favorite.

NCFCA at Real to Reel (2016)

July 29, 2016 – 5:46 pm
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This week, NCFCA member Noel T. Manning II is doing his best to draw attention to Real to Reel, the annual festival at King’s Mountain.