Hollywood Critics Association announces nominees for 3rd annual awards

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood poster

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is getting a name change. The LAOFCS will now be known as the Hollywood Critics Association. In addition to its name change announcement, the Hollywood Critics Association announced the nominees for its 3rd annual awards show. This year, Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood love letter, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood leads the pack with 11 nominations—including Best Picture.

Right behind Once is Martin Scorsese’s epic gangster biopic, The Irishman, which nabbed a total of 9 nominations. Tied with The Irishman is Trey Edward Schults’modern family drama, Waves. Despite all of the controversy, Joker was able to get 7 nominations—including Best Picture and a Best Actor nomination for Joaquin Phoenix. Rounding out the nominations list is Lulu Wang’s excellent family drama, The Farewell, who got 7 nominations and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story which got 6.

As a whole, Netflix was able to put together a total number of 20 nominations (The Irishman: 9, Marriage Story: 6, Dolemite is My Name: 3, American Factory: 1, and The Two Popes: 1). A24 is not that far behind, earning 18 nominations, while Sony got 16 nominations.

“The creation and goal of this organization has always been about celebrating film while embracing diversity and elevating underrepresented voices. We believe that our mission is universal, and this is why we changed our name to be reflective of that. As we continue to push for change, we want to be part of the solution, which means slowly building a community of passionate critics who are reflective of the USA and the world as a whole,” states Hollywood Critics Association’s Chairman, Scott Menzel.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

Best Picture

The Farewell
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood


Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Best Actress

Awkwafina, The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor

Sterling K. Brown, Waves
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Taylor Russell, Waves
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Best Adapted Screenplay

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
Scott Silver and Todd Phillips, Joker
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Best Original Screenplay

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman, Booksmart
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite
Lulu Wang, The Farewell

Best Male Director

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit


Best Female Director

Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

Best Performance by an Actor or Actress 23 and Under

Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Kaitlyn Dever, Booksmart
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Thomasin McKenzie, Jojo Rabbit

Breakthrough Performance

Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose
Kelvin Harrison Jr, Waves
Zack Gottsagen, The Peanut Butter Falcon
Paul Walter Hauser, Richard Jewell
Taylor Russell, Waves

Best Cast

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Best First Feature

Brittany Runs A Marathon
Honey Boy
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Queen & Slim

Best Independent Film

The Farewell
Honey Boy

Best Action/War Film

Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Animated Film

Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Avengers: Endgame

Best Blockbuster

Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Spider-Man: Far from Home

Best Comedy/Musical

Blinded by The Light
Dolemite is My Name
Long Shot

Best Documentary

American Factory
Apollo 11
Hail Satan?
The Kingmaker
Love, Antosha

Best Foreign Language Film

The Farewell
Pain & Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Horror

Doctor Sleep
Ready or Not

Best Animated or VFX Performance

Josh Brolin, Avengers: Endgame
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Tom Hanks, Toy Story 4
Ryan Reynolds, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel

Best Cinematography

Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Drew Daniel, Waves
Roger Deakins, 1917
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Lawrence Sher, Joker

Best Costume Design

Mark Bridges, Joker
Ruth E Carter, Dolemite is My Name
Julian Day, Rocketman
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood


Best Editing

Yang Jin-mo, Parasite
Michael McCusker, Ford v Ferrari
Fred Raskin, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman
Lee Smith, 1917

Best Hair and Makeup

Lizzie Yianni Georgiou, Tapio Salmi, and Barrie Gower, Rocketman
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker, Bombshell
Nicki Ledermann, Sean Flanigan, and Carla White, The Irishman
Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou, Joker
Jeremy Woodhead, Judy

Best Original Song

“Catchy Song” from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
“Glasgow” from Wild Rose
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
“Into the Unknown” from Frozen II
“Speechless” from Aladdin

Best Score

Michael Abels, Us
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Thomas Newman, 1917
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Waves

Best Stunt Work

Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Visual Effects

Dan Deleeuw, Matt Aitken, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick, Avengers: Endgame
Pablo Herman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, and Nelson Sepulveda, The Irishman
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon and Nick Epstein, Alita: Battle Angel
Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher, Ad Astra
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy, 1917

Stay tuned for the list of winners as the Hollywood Critics Association will announce the winners next week!

The Hollywood Critics Association will hold its 3rd annual awards show at the Taglyan Complex on January 9th.

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