“1917” NAMED BEST FILM OF 2019 BY KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

KANSAS CITY, MO, 15 DECEMBER 2019

1917, Sam Mendes’ single-shot sprint through the trenches of World War I, was named the Best Film of 2019 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle. Mendes won the Robert Altman Award for Best Director. Roger Deankin’s cinematography earned 1917 another win. 1917 and Us were the only films to receive multiple awards. The latter received the Vince Koehler Award for the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Film. Us star Lupita Nyong’o was named Best Actress.

Each year, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest film critics organization in the United States, votes on its members’ selections for the James Loutzenhiser Awards. 2019 marks the 54th time the group has handed out honors. Parasite was named the year’s Best Foreign Film, and the Tom Poe Award for Best LGBT Film went to Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Toy Story 4 continued the franchise’s winning streak, winning Best Animated Feature. Previous installments topped the category in 1995, 1999, and 2010.

Below is a complete list of the winners of the 54th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards.

 

BEST FILM: 1917

Runner up: Parasite

 

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD

FOR BEST DIRECTOR Sam Mendes, 1917

Runner up: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

 

BEST ACTOR Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Runner up: Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name

 

BEST ACTRESS Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Runner up: Rene Zellweger, Judy

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Runner up: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name

Runners up (tie): Laura Dern, Marriage Story; Zhao Shuzen, The Farewell

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Rian Johnson, Knives Out

Runner up: Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won, Parasite

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Greta Gerwig, Little Women

Runner up: Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Roger Deakins, 1917

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Toy Story 4

Runner up: I Lost My Body

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM Parasite

Runner up: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY (tie) Amazing Grace; Apollo 11

 

VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR THE BEST SCIENCE  FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR FILM Us

Runner up: Midsommar

 

TOM POE AWARD FOR BEST LGBT FILM Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Runner up: Booksmart

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