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National Society of Film Critics Names ‘Parasite’ Best Picture

The National Society of Film Critics held its vote on the best of 2019’s film Saturday, with “Parasite” taking the top prize for best film as well as best screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” DP Claire Mathon was lauded for her work, as well as Laura Dern for “Marriage Story” and Mary Kay Place for “Diane.” “Pain & Glory’s” Antonio Banderas took best actor while “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star Brad Pitt scooped best supporting actor.

The NSFC this year consists of 63 members, with 43 voting by proxy and in person in L.A. and New York.

Full list of winners:

Best Picture
Parasite” (Runners-up: “Little Women”; “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best Screenplay
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, “Parasite” (Runners-up: Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”; Greta Gerwig, “Little Women”)

Best Cinematography
Claire Mathon, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” “Atlantics” (Runners-up: Robert Richardson, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”; Yorick Le Saux, “Little Women”)

Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Runners-up: Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”; Wesley Snipes, “Dolemite Is My Name”; Song Kang Ho, “Parasite”)

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Best Actor
Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory” (Runners-up: Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”; Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems”)

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”, “Little Women” (Runners-up: Florence Pugh, “Little Women”; Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”)

Best Actress
Mary Kay Place, “Diane” (Runners-up: Zhao Tao, “Ash Is the Purest White”; Florence Pugh, “Midsommar”)

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