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And the 2019 Braddies go to … Peter Bradshaw's film picks of the year | Film


Once again, the awards season comes to its climax with my “Braddies” for the calendar year, a selection of my personal awards that exists entirely independently of Guardian Film’s best-of-the-year countdown.

As ever, there are 10 “nominees” in 10 categories: film, director, actor, actress, supporting Actor, supporting Actress, documentary, cinematography, screenplay, directorial debut. There is also the single-entry nomination in the special category: quirkiest future cult classic most likely to beoverlooked by the boomer MSM establishment. The nominees are listed in alphabetical order and readers are invited to vote below the line for their preferred winner – and complain about omissions.

High Life
High Life, by Claire Denis. Photograph: Martin Valentin Menke

Best film

Beanpole (dir Kantemir Balagov)

Happy as Lazzaro (dir Alice Rohrwacher)

High Life (dir Claire Denis)

If Beale Street Could Talk (dir Barry Jenkins)

The Irishman (dir Martin Scorsese)

Little Women (dir Greta Gerwig)

Marriage Story (dir Noah Baumbach)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (dir Quentin Tarantino)

So Long, My Son (dir Wang Xiaoshuai)

The Souvenir (dir Joanna Hogg)

Burning, by Lee Chang-dong
Burning, by Lee Chang-dong. Photograph: Allstar/Pine House Film

Best director

Pedro Almodóvar for Pain and Glory

Ari Aster for Midsommar

Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story

Alejandro Landes for Monos

Lee Chang-dong for Burning

Ken Loach for Sorry We Missed You

Martin Scorsese for The Irishman

Joe Russo and Anthony Russo for Avengers: Endgame

Peter Strickland for In Fabric

Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk
Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk. Photograph: Allstar/Annapurna Pictures

Best actor

Christian Bale for Vice

Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory

Robert De Niro for the Irishman

Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver for Marriage Story

Stephan James for If Beale Street Could Talk

Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name

Brad Pitt for Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Wang Jingchun for So Long, My Son

Steven Yeun for Burning

Olivia Colman in The Favourite
Olivia Colman in The Favourite. Photograph: Everett/Alamy Stock Photo

Best actress

Olivia Colman for The Favourite

Virginie Efira for An Impossible Love

Cynthia Erivo for Harriet

Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story

Nicole Kidman for Destroyer

Kiki Layne for If Beale Street Could Talk

Aneta Piotrowska for My Friend the Polish Girl

Saoirse Ronan for Little Women

Yong Mei for So Long, My Son

Renée Zellweger for Judy

Joe Pesci in The Irishman
Joe Pesci in The Irishman. Photograph: Landmark Media/Alamy Stock Photo

Best supporting actor

Alan Alda for Marriage Story

Tom Burke for The Souvenir

Ross Brewster for Sorry We Missed You

Timothée Chalamet for Little Women

Eero Milonoff for Border

Al Pacino for The Irishman

Joe Pesci for The Irishman

Clarke Peters for Harriet

Wesley Snipes for Dolemite Is My Name

Bernard Verley for By the Grace of God

Judi Dench in All Is True
Judi Dench in All Is True. Photograph: Sony

Best supporting actress

Juliette Binoche for High Life

Nicoletta Braschi for Happy as Lazzaro

Judi Dench for All Is True

Laura Dern for Marriage Story and Little Women

Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk

Danielle Macdonald for Skin

Margot Robbie for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Tilda Swinton for The Souvenir

Julie Walters in Wild Rose

Katherine Waterston for Mid90s

For Sama
For Sama, directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Best documentary

Amazing Grace (dir Sydney Pollack)

Apollo 11 (dir Todd Douglas Miller)

Are You Proud? (dir Ashley Joiner)

For Sama (dir Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts)

The Great Hack (dir Karin Amer, Jehane Noujaim)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (dir RaMell Ross)

Maradona (dir Asif Kapadia)

A Moon for My Father (dir Mania Akbari, Douglas White)

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (dir Martin Scorsese)

Varda by Agnès (dir Agnès Varda)

Bait, cinematography by Mark Jenkin.
Bait, cinematography by Mark Jenkin. Photograph: BFI

Best cinematography

Mark Jenkin for Bait

Ryan Eddleston for The Fight

Mike Gioulakis for Us

Julie Kirkwood for Destroyer

Robert Richardson for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Laurie Rose for Pet Sematary

Carlos Rossini for The Chambermaid

Robbie Ryan for The Favourite, Sorry We Missed You and Marriage Story

Laurence Sher for Joker

Jasper Wolf for Monos

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Photograph: Warner Bros Pictures/AP

Best screenplay

Pedro Almodóvar for Pain and Glory

Simon Amstell for Benjamin

Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for The Favourite

Roddy Doyle for Rosie

Greta Gerwig for Little Women

Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman for Booksmart

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Steven Zaillian for The Irishman

Sauvage, by  Camille Vidal Naquet
Sauvage, directed by Camille Vidal Naquet. Photograph: Collection Christophel/Alamy Stock Photo

Best directorial debut

Simon Amstell for Benjamin

Lila Avilés for The Chambermaid

Richard Billingham for Ray & Liz

Chiwetel Ejiofor for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Isabella Eklöf for Holiday

Jessica Hynes for The Fight

Reinaldo Marcus Green for Monsters and Men

Camille Vidal-Naquet for Sauvage

Dolly Wells for Good Posture

Harry Wootliff for Only You

One Cut of the Dead, directed by Shini’chirô Ueda
One Cut of the Dead, directed by Shini’chirô Ueda

Quirkiest cult classic: the film most likely to be overlooked by the boomer MSM establishment

One Cut of the Dead (dir Shini’chirô Ueda)


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