The Women Film Critics Circle spread out their awards this year among several films including a few going to “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Harriet,” as well as “Marriage Story,” “Little Women,” and “Us.”

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Runner-Up: “Little Women”

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN

“Harriet” — Kasi Lemmons

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

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER
SCREENWRITING AWARD

Greta Gerwig — “Little Women”

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

BEST ACTRESS
(TIE)

Cynthia Erivo — “Harriet”
&

Lupita Nyong’o — “Us”

Runner-Up: Renée Zellweger — “Judy”

BEST ACTOR

Adam Driver — “Marriage Story”

Runner-Up: Joaquin Phoenix — “Joker”

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Runner-Up: “Atlantics”

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

“Varda by Agnès” — Agnès Varda


Nominees:
“Maiden”
“Honeyland”

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES

“Marriage Story”

Runner-Up: “The Aeronauts”

BEST ANIMATED FEMALE

Anna — “Frozen II”

Runner-Up: Bo Peep — “Toy Story 4”

BEST SCREEN COUPLE
(TIE)

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
(Noémie Merlant / Adèle Haenel)
&
“Marriage Story”
(Scarlett Johansson / Adam Driver)

Runner-Up: “Hustlers” (Jennifer Lopez / Constance Wu)

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD
(TIE)

(For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)

“Bombshell”
&
“The Nightingale”

Runner-Up: “Hustlers”

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD

(For best expressing the woman of color experience in America)

“Harriet”

Runner-Up: “Queen & Slim”

KAREN MORLEY AWARD

(For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)

“Harriet”

Runner-Up: “Little Women”

ACTING AND ACTIVISM AWARD

Jane Fonda

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Alfre Woodard

QUICK LIST

Best Movie About Women: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
Best Movie By A Woman: “Harriet” — Kasi Lemmons
Best Woman Storyteller: Greta Gerwig — “Little Women”
Best Actress (TIE): Cynthia Erivo — “Harriet” & Lupita Nyong’o — “Us”
Best Actor: Adam Driver — “Marriage Story”
Best Foreign Film By Or About Women: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
Best Documentary By Or About Women: “Vardas by Agnés”
Best Equality of the Sexes: “Marriage Story”
Best Animated Female: Anna — “Frozen II”
Best Screen Couple (TIE): “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (Noémie Merlant / Adèle Haenel) & “Marriage Story” (Scarlett Johansson / Adam Driver)
Adrienne Shelly Award (TIE): “Bombshell” & “The Nightingale”
Josephine Baker Award: “Harriet”
Karen Morley Award: “Harriet”
Acting and Activism Award: Jane Fonda
Lifetime Achievement Award: Alfre Woodard

WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of 75 women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, newswire, radio, online and TV broadcast media. We came together in 2004 to form the first women critics organization in the United States, in the belief that women’s perspectives and voices in film criticism need to be recognized fully.

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