The North Dakota Film Society Keeps Things Interesting!


The North Dakota Film Society is a new regional critics group.  They were formed just last year and today, they announced their inaugural nominees for their first batch of film awards.

And what can I say about these nominees other than the fact that they are freaking awesome!  Only with the regular suspects — Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Parasite, and Marriage Story — they also nominated Midsommar and The Lighthouse!

Seriously, I can only hope that this group is as consistently interesting over the upcoming year!

Here are the nominees:

BEST PICTURE:

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE
    Directed by Robert Eggers; Produced by Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy, Robert Eggers, Lourenco Sant’Anna, Youree Henley
  • MARRIAGE STORY
    Directed by Noah Baumbach; Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman
  • MIDSOMMAR
    Directed by Ari Aster; Produced by by Thomas Benski, Fredrik Heinig, Pelle Nilsson, Ben Rimmer, Philip Westgren
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
    Directed by Quentin Tarantino; Produced by David Herman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE
    Directed by Bong Joon ho; Produced by Bong Joon Ho, Sin-ae Kwak

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Ari Aster
    MIDSOMMAR
  • Robert Eggers
    THE LIGHTHOUSE
  • Bong Joon Ho
    PARASITE
  • Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie
    UNCUT GEMS
  • Quentin Tarantino
    ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST ACTRESS:

  • Awkwafina
    THE FAREWELL
  • Scarlett Johansson
    MARRIAGE STORY
  • Lupita Nyong’o
    US
  • Florence Pugh
    MIDSOMMAR
  • Saoirse Ronan
    LITTLE WOMEN

BEST ACTOR:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Adam Driver
    MARRIAGE STORY
  • Robert Pattinson
    THE LIGHTHOUSE
  • Joaquin Phoenix
    JOKER
  • Adam Sandler
    UNCUT GEMS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Laura Dern
    MARRIAGE STORY
  • Jennifer Lopez
    HUSTLERS
  • Florence Pugh
    LITTLE WOMEN
  • Margot Robbie
    ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Zhao Shuzhen
    THE FAREWELL

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • Willem Dafoe
    THE LIGHTHOUSE
  • Tom Hanks
    A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • Al Pacino
    THE IRISHMAN
  • Joe Pesci
    THE IRISHMAN
  • Brad Pitt
    ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST SCREENPLAY:

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE
    Written by Robert Eggers, Max Eggers
  • MARRIAGE STORY
    Written by Noah Baumbach
  • MIDSOMMAR
    Written by Ari Aster
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
    Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE
    Written by Bong Joon Ho, Jin Won Han

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • A HIDDEN LIFE
    Director of Photography: Jorg Widmer
  • JOKER
    Director of Photography: Lawrence Sher
  • THE LIGHTHOUSE
    Director of Photography: Jarin Blaschke
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
    Director of Photography: Robert Richardson
  • PARASITE
    Director of Photography: Kyung-pyo Hong

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

  • THE LIGHTHOUSE
    Production Designer: Craig Lathrop; Set Decorator: Ian Greig
  • JOJO RABBIT
    Production Designer: Ra Vincent; Set Decorator: Nora Sopkova
  • MIDSOMMAR
    Production Designer: Henrik Svensson
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
    Production Designer: Barbara Ling; Set Decorator: Nancy Haigh
  • PARASITE
    Production Designer: Ha-jun Lee

BEST EDITING:

  • THE IRISHMAN
    Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
  • JOJO RABBIT
    Editor: Tom Eagles
  • THE LIGHTHOUSE
    Editor: Louise Ford
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
    Editor: Fred Raskin
  • PARASITE
    Editor: Jinmo Yang

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

  • JOKER
    Composer: Hildur Guonadóttir
  • LITTLE WOMEN
    Composer: Alexandre Desplat
  • MARRIAGE STORY
    Composer: Randy Newman
  • MIDSOMMAR
    Composer: The Haxan Cloak
  • US
    Composer: Michael Abels

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

  • “Glasgow (No Place Like Home)”
    WILD ROSE
    Music and lyrics by Mary Steenburgen
  • “A Glass of Soju”
    PARASITE
    Music and lyrics by Bong Joon Ho and Jung Jae-Il
  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away”
    TOY STORY 4
    Music and lyrics by Randy Newman
  • “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”
    ROCKETMAN
    Music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • “Into the Unknown”
    FROZEN II
    Music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE:

  • HONEYLAND
    Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
    (Macedonia)
  • LES MISERABLES
    Directed by Ladj Ly
    (France)
  • PAIN AND GLORY
    Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
    (Spain)
  • PARASITE
    Directed by Bong Joon Ho
    (South Korea)
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
    Directed by Céline Sciamma
    (France)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

  • AMERICAN FACTORY
    Directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
  • APOLLO 11
    Directed by Todd Douglas Miller
  • THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
    Directed by John Chester
  • HONEYLAND
    Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
  • ONE CHILD NATION
    Directed by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

  • FROZEN II
    Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
  • I LOST MY BODY
    Directed by Jérémy Clapin
  • KLAUS
    Directed by Sergio Pablos
  • MISSING LINK
    Directed by Chris Butler
  • TOY STORY 4
    Directed by Josh Cooley

One response to “The North Dakota Film Society Keeps Things Interesting!

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/6/20 — 1/12/20 | Through the Shattered Lens

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