“Irishman,” “Nightingale” Win Key 2019 Honors

Irishman Nightingale Win Key 2019 Honors

The National Board of Review – a prestigious group made up of filmmakers, critics, academics – have announced that Martin Scorsese‘s epic “The Irishman” has been crowned as the best in film of 2019.

NBR also famously announces a ‘Top Ten’ films of the year list alongside its best film winner – this year they were: “1917,” “Dolemite is My Name,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Knives Out,” “Marriage Story,” “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Richard Jewell,” “Uncut Gems” and “Waves”.

NBR’s ‘Top Ten’ indie films were: “The Farewell,” “Give Me Liberty,” “A Hidden Life,” “Judy,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Midsommar,” “The Nightingale,” “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” “The Souvenir,” and “Wild Rose” while “Parasite” scored the best foreign-language film and “Maiden” best documentary. Films like “Queen and Slim” and “Apollo 11” also scored honors.

Jennifer Kent’s aforementioned “The Nightingale” swept the Australian film awards – the AACTAs – a few hours ago. The brutally violent period piece won for Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Film along with star Aisling Franciosi winning Best Actress. Also winning were “Parasite” for Best Asian film, “The Australian Dream” for best documentary, and Damon Herriman for best actor in “Judy and Punch”. “Lambs Of God,” “The Letdown” and “Total Control” took the TV top prizes.

Source: Deadline