SFBAFCC 2019 Awards


The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle is pleased to announce our 2019 award winners!

SFBAFCC Awards for Achievement in Film Categories

Best Picture

  • “1917”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (WINNER)
  • “Parasite”

Best Director

  • Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story”
  • Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite” (WINNER)
  • Sam Mendes,“1917”
  • Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
  • Joe Talbot, “Last Black Man in San Francisco”
  • Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best Original Screenplay

  • “The Farewell,” Lulu Wang
  • “Knives Out,” Rian Johnson
  • “Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino
  • “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin Won (WINNER)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,”  Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue
  • “Hustlers,” Lorene Scafaria
  • “The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
  • “Jojo Rabbit,”  Taika Waititi (WINNER)
  • “Little Women,” Greta Gerwig

Best Actor

  • Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory” (WINNER)
  • Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
  • Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems”

Best Actress

  • Awkwafina, “The Farewell”
  • Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
  • Lupita Nyong’o, “Us” (WINNER)
  • Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
  • Alfre Woodard, “Clemency”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe, “The Lighthouse”
  • Song Kang-Ho, “Parasite”
  • Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
  • Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
  • Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
  • Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
  • Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” (WINNER)
  • Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”
  • Zhao Shuzhen, “The Farewell”

Best Animated Feature

  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • “I Lost My Body” (WINNER)
  • “Klaus”
  • “Missing Link”
  • “Toy Story 4”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Pain and Glory”
  • “Parasite” (WINNER)
  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
  • “Transit”

Best Documentary

  • “American Factory”
  • “Apollo 11” (WINNER)
  • “For Sama”
  • “Maiden”
  • “One Child Nation”

Best Cinematography

  • “1917,”  Roger Deakins (WINNER)
  • “A Hidden Life,” Joerg Widmer
  • “Last Black Man in San Francisco,” Adam Newport-Berra
  • “The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

Best Production Design

  • “1917,” Dennis Gassner
  • “The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves 
  • “Midsommar,” Henrik Svenson
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling (WINNER)
  • “Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun

Best Film Editing

  • “1917,”  Lee Smith
  • “The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
  • “Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland (WINNER)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,”  Fred Raskin
  • “Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

Best Original Score

  • “1917,” Thomas Newman
  • “Joker,” Hildur Guonadottir
  • “Last Black Man in San Francisco,” Emile Mosseri (WINNER)
  • “Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Marriage Story,” Randy Newman

Special Citation for Independent Cinema

  • “The Cat and the Moon,” Director Alex Wolff
  • “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles,” Director Max Lewkowicz
  • “One Cut of the Dead,” Director Shin’ichiro Ueda (WINNER)
  • “Socrates,” Director Alexandre Moratto

Marlon Riggs Award

(We award the Marlon Riggs to Bay Area filmmaker(s) or individual(s) who represents courage and innovation in the world of cinema.)Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot

The 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Awards voting meeting