Chicago Indie Critics Awards: 2019 Winners

The Chicago Indie Critics Awards were handed out on Saturday night during the 4th annual CIC Awards with Knives Out and Parasite taking four wins a piece.  Little Women and 1917 followed in honors with three wins a piece.

The 2019 Chicago Indie Critics Awards took place at the Cards Against Humanity Theater and were hosted by Chicago comedian Katie Baker.

Chicago Indie Critics, CIC

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (budgets under $20 million)
Parasite (Producers: Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, and Jang Young-hwan)

BEST STUDIO FILM (budgets over $20 million)
Knives Out (Producers: Ram Bergman and Rian Johnson)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Parasite (Producers: Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, and Jang Young-hwan)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Apollo 11 (Producers: Evan Krauss, Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
I Lost My Body (Producer: Marc du Pontavice)

BEST DIRECTOR (TIE)
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Knives Out (Rian Johnson)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Little Women (Greta Gerwig)

BEST ACTOR
Adam Driver, Marriage Story

BEST ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o, Us

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kang-ho Song, Parasite

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Knives Out (Casting director: Mary Vernieu)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1917 (Roger Deakins)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Knives Out (David Crank)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Dolemite is My Name (Ruth E. Carter)

BEST MAKEUP
Bombshell (Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, and Anne Morgan)

BEST EDITING
1917 (Lee Smith)

BEST MUSICAL SCORE
Us (Michael Abels)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“I Punched Keanu Reeves” from Always Be My Maybe (written and performed by Randall Park)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1917 (Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, and Dominic Tuohy)

SPECIAL AWARDS

TRAILBLAZER AWARD (Honors the work of an artist who pushes the boundaries of the medium in terms of form and content)
Greta Gerwig

IMPACT AWARD (Given to a person whose work has had a positive impact on society)
Lulu Wang

The 2019 Chicago Indie Critics Awards were held on January 4, 2020 at the Cards Against Humanity Theater.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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