The Dublin Film Critics Circle named “Marriage Story” the Best Film of 2019, along with Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. Noah Baumbach missed the Best Director category, however, with Martin Scorsese pulling off the win for “The Irishman.”

BEST FILM

“Marriage Story”

NOMINEES
  1. “The Irishman”
  2. “Pain and Glory”
  3. “Joker”
  4. “Booksmart”
  5. “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
  6. “The Favourite”
  7. “Hustlers” / “High Life”
  8. “The Souvenir”
  9. “Ash is Purest White” / “Monos”

BEST DIRECTOR

Martin Scorsese
“The Irishman”

NOMINEES
  1. Pedro Almodóvar — “Pain and Glory”
  2. Noah Baumbach — “Marriage Story”
  3. Olivia Wilde — “Booksmart”
  4. Todd Phillips — “Joker”
  5. Yorgos Lanthimos — “The Favourite”
  6. Jordan Peele — “Us”
  7. Claire Denis — “High Life”
  8. Lorene Scafaria — “Hustlers”
  9. Quentin Tarantino — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

BEST ACTOR

Adam Driver
“Marriage Story”

NOMINEES
  1. Joaquin Phoenix — “Joker
  2. Antonio Banderas — “Pain and Glory
  3. Robert De Niro — “The Irishman
  4. Christian Bale — “Vice
  5. Taron Egerton — “Rocketman
  6. Brad Pitt — “Ad Astra
  7. Robert Pattinson — “High Life” / “Stephan James” / “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  8. Steve Coogan — “Stan & Ollie”
  9. Felix Maritaud — “Savage”

BEST ACTRESS

Scarlett Johansson
“Marriage Story”

NOMINEES
  1. Lupita Nyong’o — “Us”
  2. Olivia Colman — “The Favourite”
  3. Renee Zellweger — “Judy”
  4. Jessie Buckley — “Wild Rose”
  5. Florence Pugh — “Midsommar”
  6. Saoirse Ronan — “Little Women”
  7. Awkwafina — “The Farewell”
  8. Jennifer Lopez — “Hustlers”
  9. Maggie Gyllenhaal — “The Kindergarten Teacher”

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Marriage Story”
Noah Baumbach

NOMINEES
  1. “Booksmart” — Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, & Katie Silberman
  2. “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — Quentin Tarantino
  3. “Knives Out” — Rian Johnson
  4. “The Irishman” — Steven Zaillian
  5. “The Souvenir” — Joanna Hogg
  6. “The Farewell” — Lulu Wang
  7. “Pain and Glory” — Pedro Almodóvar
  8. “Us” — Jordan Peele
  9. “Hustlers” — Lorene Scafaria

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Ad Astra”
Hoyte van Hoytema

NOMINEES
  1. “If Beale Street Could Talk” — James Laxton
  2. “Joker” — Lawrence Sher
  3. “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — Robert Richardson
  4. “Midsommar” — Pawel Pogorzelski
  5. “The Irishman” — Rodrigo Prieto
  6. “Marriage Story” — Robbie Ryan
  7. “The Favourite” — Robbie Ryan
  8. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” — Adam Newport-Berra
  9. “Monos” — Jasper Wolf

BEST IRISH FILM

“Extra Ordinary”

NOMINEES
  1. “The Hole In The Ground”
  2. “A Bump Along the Way”
  3. “Ordinary Love”
  4. “Gaza”
  5. “Papi Chulo”
  6. “The Dig”
  7. “The Favourite”
  8. “Greta”
  9. “Float Like a Butterfly”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Apollo 11”

NOMINEES
  1. “Diego Maradona”
  2. “Gaza”
  3. “Minding the Gap”
  4. “For Sama”
  5. “Amazing Grace”
  6. “An Engineer Imagines”
  7. “Shooting the Mafia”
  8. “The Man Who Wanted to Fly”
  9. “Land Without God”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Aisling Franciosci
“The Nightingale”

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR

Kantemir Balagov
“Beanpole”

QUICK LIST

Best Film: “Marriage Story”
Best Director: Martin Scorsese — “The Irishman”
Best Actor: Adam Driver — “Marriage Story”
Best Actress: Scarlett Johansson — “Marriage Story”
Best Screenplay: “Marriage Story” — Noah Baumbach
Best Cinematography: “Ad Astra” — Hoyte van Hoytema
Best Irish Film: “Extra Ordinary”
Best Documentary: “Apollo 11”
Breakthrough Performance: Aisling Franciosci — “The Nightingale”
Breakthrough Director: Kantemir Balagov — “Beanpole”

Dublin Film Critics Circle

Established in 2006, The Dublin Film Critics Circle offers the city’s full-time professional movie reviewers an opportunity to pool opinions on recent releases, consider movie heritage and whinge about each other’s shortcomings.

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