Parasite ruled the Los Angeles Film Critics Association vote on Sunday (8) with three wins including best film of the year and best director for Bong Joon ho, while Antonio Banderas triumphed in the best actor category for his role in best foreign language film winner Pain And Glory.
Mary Kay Place took the best lead actress award for Diane, while Song Kang Ho for Parasite and Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers prevailed in the supporting acting stakes.
It was the first awards announcement in a week where The Irishman did not figure prominently after wins from the National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle, and a field-leading 14 nominations from the Critics’ Choice Awards.
However Netflix was not entirely without success. Noah Baumbach was named best screenwriter for Marriage Story, I Lost My Body won best animation and best score, American factory won the documentary category, and Atlantics was one of two films cited for best cinematographer winner Claire Mathon.
“Our esteemed winners this year continue our association’s trend of championing a diverse and inclusive slate of extraordinary films,” said Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) president. “Winning filmmakers hail from around the globe, including Korea, Spain and France, emphasising how film transcends geographic borders and speaks to our shared emotional experience.”
The 45th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will take place on January 11 at the InterContinental, Los Angeles. As previously announced, Elaine May will receive the 2019 Career Achievement Award.
Runner-up: The Irishman
Director: Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory
Runner-up: Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Actress: Mary Kay Place, Diane
Runner-up: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Supporting Actor: Song Kang Ho, Parasite
Runner-up: Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Runner-up: Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
Screenplay: Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Runner-up: Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite
Animation: I Lost My Body
Runner-up: Toy Story 4
Foreign Language Film: Pain And Glory
Runner-up: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Documentary / Non-Fiction Film: American Factory
Runner-up: Apollo 11
New Generation: Joe Talbot, Jimmie Fails and Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Film Editing: Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11
Runner-up: Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems
Cinematography: Claire Mathon, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire and Atlantics
Runner-up: Roger Deakins, 1917
Production Design: Barbara Ling, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
Runner-up: Lee Ha Jun, Parasite
Music/Score: Dan Levy, I Lost My Body
Runner-up: Thomas Newman, 1917
Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video: The Giverny Document from director Ja’Tovia Gary