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Granger at the Movies: 10 Best of 2019

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

Susan Granger’s 10 BEST OF 2019: (in alphabetical order)

PICTURE

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1917

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Ford vs Ferrari

Knives Out

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

The Farewell

The Irishman

The Two Popes

Toy Story 4

ACTOR

Christian Bale – Ford vs. Ferrari

Antonio Banderas – Pain & Glory

Robert De Niro – The Irishman

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

George MacKay – 1917

Ian McKellan – The Good Liar

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Matthew Rhys – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

ACTRESS:

Awkwafina – The Farewell

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Helen Mirren – The Good Liar

Julianne Moore – Gloria Bell

Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Emma Thompson – Late Night

Renee Zellweger – Judy

SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Alan Alda – Marriage Story

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Tom Hanks – It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Tracy Letts – Ford vs Ferrari

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Song Kang-ho – Parasite

John Lithgow – Bombshell

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Annette Bening – The Report

Toni Collette – Knives Out

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Nicole Kidman – Bombshell

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time & Bombshell

Meryl Streep – Little Women

Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Shuzou Zhou – The Farewell

DIRECTOR:

Laure de Clermont-Tonneree – Mustang

Marielle Heller – It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

James Mangold – Ford vs Ferrari

Fernando Meirseilles – The Two Popes

Sam Mendes – 1917

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Lulu Wang – The Farewell

ANIMATED:

Abominable

Frozen II

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

 

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Jojo Rabbit

Judy

The Irishman

The Two Popes

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Ford vs Ferrari

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

The Farewell

Knives Out

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

Apollo 11

Honeyland

Sea of Shadows

The Biggest Little Farm

The Cave


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(Editor’s Note: Westport resident Susan Granger grew up in Hollywood, studied journalism with Pierre Salinger at Mills College, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with highest honors in journalism. In addition to writing for newspapers and magazines, she has been on radio/television as an anchorwoman and movie/drama critic for many years. See her reviews at www.susangranger.com.)

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