Precursor: 3rd Hollywood Critics Nominations (2019)

The Hollywood Critics Association got out of the gate first among critics organizations, but their newness isn’t something that speaks to credibility. They seemed to love Quentin Tarantino’s film more than others while several titles earned strong nomination sets in spite of earlier letdowns (Waves and The Farewell for example). Still, Bombshell, which earned 9 nominations, didn’t make their Best Picture slate, nor did Little Women, which is supposed to be a major Oscar player this year. Ford v. Ferrari and The Two Popes both took hits form this group with few nominations. Harriet, Just Mercy, and Pain & Glory (nominated only in Foreign Film) were largely or completely ignored despite early buzz. We’ll see if this is an outlier or an example once the elder groups select their winners.

Nominations Tallies

(11) Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
(9) Bombshell, The Irishman, Waves
(7) 1917, The Farewell, Joker
(6) Avengers: Endgame, Marriage Story
(5) Honey Boy, Jojo Rabbit, Parasite, Rocketman

The Nominations

Best Picture

1917
Booksmart
The Farewell
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Waves

Best Animated Film

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

Best Male Director

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
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 Actor

Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy – Dolomite Is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Original Screenplay

Booksmart
The Farewell
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay

Hustlers
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
The Two Popes

Best Score

1917
Joker
Little Women
Us
Waves

Best Original Song

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

Best Editing

1917
Ford v. Ferrari
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Cinematography

1917
Joker
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Waves

Best Costume Design

Dolemite Is My Name
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Rocketman

Best Hair & Makeup

Bombshell
The Irishman
Joker
Judy
Rocketman

Best Visual Effects

1917
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
Alita: Battle Angel
The Irishman

Best Foreign Film

The Farewell
Monos
Pain & Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Documentary

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

Best Blockbuster

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

Best Independent Film

Booksmart
The Farewell
Honey Boy
Luce
Waves

Best First Feature

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

Best Comedy/Musical

Booksmart
Blinded by the Light
Dolemite Is My Name
Long Shot
Rocketman

Best Action/War Film

1917
Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Horror

Crawl
Doctor Sleep
Midsommar
Ready or Not
Us

Best Actor or Actress 23 and Under

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

Best Breakthrough Performance

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

Best Cast

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

Best Stunt Work

1917
Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Animated or VFX Performance

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

Hollywood Critics Association (formerly Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society) Data

Year Founded: 2017
First Awards: 2017 (3)

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