During the holiday season, the Florida Film Critics Circle announced their winners for 2019. While Marriage Story led the nominations, Portrait of a Lady on Fire ruled supreme. The French film from director Céline Sciamma has continued to grab critics prizes despite its Oscar ineligibility. It will not have a chance at that nomination because Les Miserables earned the spot to represent France. Regardless, Portrait of a Lady on Fire remains one of the very best films of the year. It’s exciting to see a group change from the popular consensus and go their own way.

All of the Winners are Listed Below:

Best Picture

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Runner up: 1917

Best Director

Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Runner up: Sam Mendes, 1917

Best Actor

Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Runner up: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Best Actress

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Runner up: Florence Pugh, Midsommar

Best Supporting Actor

Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Runner up: John Lithgow, Bombshell

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Runners up: Margot Robbie, Bombshell and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum

Best Ensemble

Little Women
Runner up: The Farewell

Best Original Screenplay

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Runner up: Lulu Wang, The Farewell

Best Adapted Screenplay

Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Runner up: Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins, 1917
Runner up: Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Visual Effects

Alita: Battle Angel
Runners up: Ad Astra and Avengers: Endgame

Best Art Direction/Production Design

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Runner up: Ad Astra

Best Score

Daniel Lopatin, Uncut Gems
Runner up: No clear runner up

Best Documentary

Apollo 11
Runner up: Honeyland

Best Foreign Language Film

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Runner up: Parasite

Best Animated Film

I Lost My Body
Runner up: Toy Story 4

Best First Film

Queen & Slim
Runner up: Honeyland

Pauline Kael Breakout Award

Florence Pugh, Midsommar, Fighting With My Family and Little Women
Runner up: Lulu Wang, The Farewell

Jay Boyar Golden Orange Award

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