Straying from the crowd slightly, the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle awarded “Knives Out” with their Best Picture honor during their Sunday night deliberations. They also awarded it Best Script.

BEST PICTURE

“Knives Out”

Runner-Up: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

BEST DIRECTOR

Martin Scorsese — “The Irishman”

Runner-Up: Quentin Tarantino — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

BEST ACTOR

Adam Driver — “Marriage Story”

Runner-Up: Eddie Murphy — “Dolemite Is My Name”

BEST ACTRESS

Lupita Nyong’o — “Us”

Runner-Up: Saoirse Ronan — “Little Women”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
(TIE)

Joe Pesci — “The Irishman”
&
Brad Pitt — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Florence Pugh — “Little Women”

Runner-Up: Jennifer Lopez — “Hustlers”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Toy Story 4”

Runner-Up: “Frozen II”

BEST FOREIGN FILM

“Parasite”

Runner-Up: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Apollo 11”

Runner-Up: “The Kingmaker”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“The Lighthouse” — Jarin Blaschke

Runner-Up: “1917” — Roger Deakins

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Florence Pugh — “Little Women”

Runner-Up: Thomasin McKenzie — “Jojo Rabbit”

BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
(TIE)

Joe Talbot — “The Last Black Man In San Francisco”
&
Olivia Wilde — “Booksmart”

BEST SCRIPT

“Knives Out” — Rian Johnson

Runner-Up: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — Quentin Tarantino

BEST SOUNDTRACK

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Runner-Up: “Us”

ELAINE MAY AWARD

(for a deserving person or film that brings awareness to women’s issues)

“Harriet”

STEVE FRIEDMAN AWARD

(for the film that sparked the most discussion this year)

“Joker”

QUICK LIST

Best Film: “Knives Out”
Best Director: Martin Scorsese — “The Irishman”
Best Actor: Adam Driver — “Marriage Story”
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o — “Us”
Best Supporting Actor (TIE): Joe Pesci — “The Irishman” & Brad Pitt — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Best Supporting Actress: Florence Pugh — “Little Women”
Best Animated Film: “Toy Story 4″
Best Foreign Film: “Parasite”
Best Documentary Film: “Apollo 11″
Best Cinematography: “The Lighthouse” — Jarin Blaschke
Best Breakthrough Performance: Florence Pugh — “Little Women”
Best Directorial Debut (TIE): Joe Talbot — “The Last Black Man In San Francisco” & Olivia Wilde — “Booksmart”
Best Script: “Knives Out” — Rian Johnson
Best Soundtrack: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Elaine May Award (for a deserving person or film that brings awareness to women’s issues): “Harriet”
Steve Friedman Award (for the film that sparked the most discussion this year): “Joker”

PHILADELPHIA FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

Founded on March 8th, 2017, the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC) is an organization of dedicated and talented film critics from Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

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