the year-ends project:
2019, 2018, 2017, 201620152014
201320122011, 20102009200820072006200520042003
20022001200019991998199719961995199419931992, 1991
199019891988198719861985198419831982198119801975-79
1970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index


2019: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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1. Ash Is Purest White (dir: Jia Zhangke)
2. Peterloo (dir: Mike Leigh)
3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (dir: Quentin Tarantino)
4. The Nightingale (dir: Jennifer Kent)
5. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (dir: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
6. Knives Out (dir: Rian Johnson)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): 

KiKi Layne in Barry Jenkins’  If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Film of the Year: If Beale Street Could Talk
Director: Barry Jenkins Producers: Megan Ellison, Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski 
US Distributor: Annapurna Pictures


Barry Jenkins    (left) with KiKi Layne and Diego Luna on the set of  If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins (left) with KiKi Layne and Diego Luna on the set of If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director:
1. Jia Zhangke, Ash Is Purest White
2. Mike Leigh, Peterloo
3. Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
4. Jennifer Kent, The Nightingale

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Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in Paul Schrader’s  First Reformed

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

Best Actor:
1. Tom Burke, The Souvenir
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
3. Baykali Ganambarr, The Nightingale
4. Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

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Helena Howard in Josephine Decker’s  Madeline’s Madeline

Helena Howard in Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline

Best Actress:
1. Tao Zhao, Ash Is Purest White
2. Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose
3. Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale
4. Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
5. Awkwafina, The Farewell

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Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's  Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
2. Neil Bell, Peterloo
3. Rory Kinnear, Peterloo
4. Martin Lawrence, The Beach Bum

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Regina King in Barry Jenkins’  If Beale Street Could Talk

Regina King in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Actress
1. Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
2. Shuzhen Zhao, The Farewell
3. Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum
4. Margaret Qualley, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
5. Fatma Mohamed, In Fabric

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Ethan Hawke in Paul Schrader’s  First Reformed

Ethan Hawke in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

Best Original Screenplay
1. Peterloo — Mike Leigh
2. High Flying Bird — Tarell Alvin McCraney
3. The Nightingale — Jennifer Kent
4. Knives Out — Rian Johnson
5. The Farewell — Lulu Wang

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Lucrecia Martel’s  Zama

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. 

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Olivia Colman (front) and Rachel Weisz (back) in Yorgos Lanthimos’  The Favourite

Olivia Colman (front) and Rachel Weisz (back) in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite

Best Cinematography
1. Knife+ Heart — Simon Beaufils
2. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood — Robert Richardson
3. Sunset — Mátyás Erdély
4. Climax — Benoit Debie

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Joaquin Phoenix in Lynne Ramsay’s  You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here

Best Film Editing
1. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood — Fred Raskin
2. Peterloo — Jon Gregory
3. Knives Out — Bob Ducsay
4. Birds of Passage — Miguel Schverdfinger
5. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Evan Schiff

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KiKi Layne and Stephan James in Barry Jenkins’  If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne and Stephan James in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Score
1. Knife+Heart — M83
2. Knives Out — Nathan Johnson
3. Midsommar — Bobby Krlic

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Alfonso Cuaron’s  Roma

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma

Best Production Design
1. Sunset — László Rajk, Dorka Kiss and Attila Digi Kövári

2. Midsommar — Henrick Svensson, Sándor Jani, Csaba Lodi, Nille Svensson, Eszter Takács
3. Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood — Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh
4. Peterloo — Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts
5. Knives Out — David Crank and David Schlesinger

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Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba in Ryan Coogler’s  Black Panther

Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther

Best Costume Design
1. Sunset — Györgyi Szakács
2. Peterloo — Jacqueline Durran
3. Rocketman — Julian Day
4. Midsommar — Andrea Flesch

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Robert Greene’s  Bisbee ‘17

Robert Greene’s Bisbee ‘17

Best Documentary Feature
1. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
2. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter — Erin Lee Carr

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Paul King’s  Paddington 2

Paul King’s Paddington 2

Best Animated Feature
1. 


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Best Ensemble Cast: Peterloo (dir: Mike Leigh)
Best First Feature: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé


the year-ends project: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016201520142013
20122011, 20102009200820072006200520042003
20022001200019991998199719961995199419931992, 1991
199019891988198719861985198419831982198119801975-79
1970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index