• "Parasite" named Best Film of 2019 by Austin Film Critics Association
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road" was chosen the Best Film of the Decade, "The Social Network" also included
  • Adam Sandler, Lupita Nyong'O receive Acting awards

After becoming the most acclaimed film of 2019, Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” keeps on gaining more and more momentum as the day of the Academy Award nominations announcement approaches. The movie has been named Best Picture by the Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) just days after receiving a Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Film.

According to the organization, the South Korean black-comedy film nabbed four awards during the ceremony, including a Best Director win for Bong Joon-Ho. The movie also won the trophy for Original Screenplay and Best Foreign-Language Film.

“Parasite” is one of the top contenders for the Best Film nod at the upcoming Academy Awards and after its win at the 2020 Golden Globes, it is inevitable that the movie could win multiple trophies at the Oscars. Meanwhile, the movie is also one of the top 10 films of the year according to the association.

The movie has won more than 60 international awards until now.

Other films included on the top 10 list were “Jojo Rabbit,” “1917,” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “Uncut Gems,” “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” “The Farewell,” “Knives Out” and “Portrait Of A Lady On Fire.”

In the acting categories, Adam Sandler won the Best Actor trophy for his stellar work in “Uncut Gems” while Lupita Nyong’O won the Best Actress award for Jordan Peele’s “Us.”

Brad Pitt (“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”) took home the Best Supporting Actor awards.

On the other hand, the organization also released its list of top 10 movies of the 2010s and without any surprises, it was George Miller’s “Mad Max Fury Road” that topped the coveted list. The film, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in lead roles, received six Oscars in 2016 and was included in the decade-end lists of media outlets like the Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Time Magazine.

Other Academy Award winners like “The Social Network,” “Moonlight,” “Get Out,” and “Arrival” were also in the group of films included on the list.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Film


Best Director

Bong Joon-Ho, “Parasite”

Best Actress

Lupita Nyong'O, “Us”

Best Actor

Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems”

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt - “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Ensemble

“Knives Out”

Best Original Screenplay

Bong Joon-Ho and Jin Won Han, “Parasite”

Best Adapted Screenplay

Greta Gerwig, “Little Women”

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins, “1917”

Best Score

Thomas Newman, “1917”

Best Editing

Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie, “Uncut Gems”

Best Foreign-Language Film


Best Documentary

“Apollo 11”

Best Animated Film

“I Lost My Body”

Best Stunts

“John Wick 3 Parabellum”

Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance

Josh Brolin, “Avengers: Endgame”

Best First Film


The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award

Florence Pugh – “Midsommar,” “Little Women,” “Fighting with My Family”

Austin Film Award

“A Hidden Life”

AFCA 2019 Top Ten Films

2) “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
3) “Uncut Gems”
4) “Marriage Story”
5) “The Irishman”
6) “The Farewell”
7) “Knives Out”
8) “Jojo Rabbit”
9) “1917”
10) “Portrait of A Lady On Fire”

AFCA Top Ten Films of the Decade

1. “Mad Max: Fury Road”
2. “Moonlight”
3. “The Social Network”
4. “Get Out”
5. “Arrival”
6. “The Handmaiden”
7. “Parasite”
8. “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
9. “Boyhood”
10. “Phantom Thread”

Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in a still from "Mad Max: Fury Road." Their stunt doubles, Dane and Dayna Grant, recently revealed they met on the set of the George Miller movie. The couple now have a 1-year-old son. Warner Bros.