“Parasite” swept the North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Narrative Film (their top prize), Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay. “Little Women” picked up a few, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” also won two awards including Best Supporting Actor and Best Music, which awards for both songs and soundtrack.

BEST NARRATIVE FILM

“Parasite”

NOMINEES
  • “The Irishman”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

BEST DIRECTOR

Bong Joon-Ho
“Parasite”

NOMINEES
  • Sam Mendes — “1917″
  • Martin Scorsese — “The Irishman”
  • Quentin Tarantino — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
  • Taika Waititi — “Jojo Rabbit”

BEST ACTOR

Adam Driver
“Marriage Story”

NOMINEES
  • Leonardo DiCaprio — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
  • Eddie Murphy — “Dolemite Is My Name”
  • Joaquin Phoenix — “Joker”
  • Adam Sandler — “Uncut Gems”

BEST ACTRESS

Lupita Nyong’o
“Us”

NOMINEES
  • Awkwafina — “The Farewell”
  • Scarlett Johansson — “Marriage Story”
  • Saoirse Ronan — “Little Women”
  • Charlize Theron — “Bombshell”
  • Renée Zellweger — “Judy”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brad Pitt
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

NOMINEES
  • Willem Dafoe — “The Lighthouse”
  • Tom Hanks — “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
  • Shia LaBeouf — “Honey Boy”
  • Joe Pesci — “The Irishman”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Florence Pugh
“Little Women”

NOMINEES
  • Laura Dern — “Marriage Story”
  • Jennifer Lopez — “Hustlers”
  • Margot Robbie — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
  • Zhao Shuzhen — “The Farewell”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Parasite”

NOMINEES
  • “Atlantics”
  • “The Farewell”
  • “Pain and Glory”
  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire​”
  • “Transit​”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Apollo 11”

NOMINEES
  • “American Factory”
  • “Hail Satan?”
  • “Knock Down the House”
  • “One Child Nation”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Toy Story 4”

NOMINEES
  • “Frozen II”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
  • “Missing Link”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Parasite”
Bong Joon-Ho & Han Jin-Won

NOMINEES
  • “The Farewell” — Lulu Wang
  • “Knives Out” — Rian Johnson
  • “Marriage Story” — Noah Baumbach
  • “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — Quentin Tarantino

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Little Women”
Greta Gerwig

NOMINEES
  • “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” — Micah Fitzerman Blue & Noah Hapster
  • “The Irishman” — Steven Zaillian
  • “Jojo Rabbit” — Taika Waititi
  • “The Two Popes” — Anthony McCarten

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“1917”
Roger Deakins

NOMINEES
  • “Ad Astra” — Hoyte van Hoytema
  • “The Lighthouse” — Jarin Blaschke
  • “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — Robert Richardson
  • “Parasite” — Kyung-pyo Hong

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

“Avengers: Endgame”

NOMINEES
  • “1917”
  • “Ad Astra”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

BEST MUSIC

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

NOMINEES
  • “1917”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “Us”

KEN HANKE MEMORIAL TAR HEEL AWARD

(This award recognizes a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina. In 2017, the Tar Heel Award was dedicated to longtime North Carolina film critic Ken Hanke.)

Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwatrz
“The Peanut Butter Falcon”

NOMINEES
  • “The ​Best of Enemies” — Durham, NC
  • Jonathan Majors (formerly from UNC School of the Arts) — “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
  • Joshua Overbay — “Luke & Jo”
QUICK LIST

Best Narrative Film: “Parasite”
Best Director: Bong Joon-Ho — “Parasite”
Best Actor: Adam Driver — “Marriage Story”
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o — “Us”
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Best Supporting Actress: Florence Pugh — “Little Women”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Parasite”
Best Documentary: “Apollo 11”
Best Animated Feature: “Toy Story 4”
Best Cinematography: “1917” — Roger Deakins
Best Original Screenplay: “Parasite” — Bong Joon-Ho & Han Jin-Won
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Little Women” — Greta Gerwig
Best Special Effects: “Avengers: Endgame”
Best Music: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award: Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwatrz — “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

North Carolina Film Critics Association

The NCFCA was formed by Kenneth R. Morefield in 2012 to promote film journalism in North Carolina. They are comprised of film journalists who either live in North Carolina or write for outlets that serve readers in this state. The NCFCA votes annually on awards for achievements in film. We also recognize the favorites of participating critics at certain film festivals.

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