Golden Globes-nominated 'Parasite' named Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics

WION Web Team New Delhi Jan 05, 2020, 02.38 PM(IST)

Director Bong Joon-ho and actor Song Kang-ho pose with Palme d'Or award at Cannes and the official poster of 'Parasite'.  Photograph:( Twitter )

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‘Parasite’ is also in the running for top prizes at Golden Globes 2020.

A day ahead of Golden Globes 2020 awards ceremony, Bong Joon Ho’s comedic drama ‘Parasite’ earned the biggest honour from the National Society of Film Critics. The film won the Best Picture and also took home the Best Screenplay award. 

‘Parasite’ is also in the running for top prizes at Golden Globes 2020. It has earned a nod for Best Director for Bong Joon Ho, Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. The black comedy thriller film was also one of the most critically and commercially successful films of 2019. Also read: 'Parasite' might make history in this year's award race

The National Society of Film Critics’ awarded Claire Mathon for ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ and ‘Atlantics' in the category of Best Cinematography, Antonio Banderas for his lead role in ‘Pain and Glory’, and Mary Kay Place for her lead role in ‘Diane’. Also read: Shah Rukh Khan watches South Korean hit 'Parasite' on his children's recommendation

Unlike this year’s winners, 2019 was majorly picked up Alfonso Cuaron who won Best Director and Best cinematographer for Netflix film ‘Roma’. ‘Roma’ last year dominated both Golden Globes and Oscars so this could mean something for ‘Parasite’ too which is one of the top contenders for Golden Globes 2020 top awards. Meanwhile, it is being said that Netflix with its content could again make a buzz this awards season. Read more. 

New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center (NSFC) revealed the results today on Twitter. Find the full list here:

Best picture: Parasite
Best actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Best actress: Mary Kay Place, Diane
Best supporting actress: 
Laura Dern, Marriage Story and Little Women
Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Best director: 
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Best screenplay: Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite
Best cinematography: Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Atlantics
Best nonfiction film: Honeyland
Film heritage award: Museum of Modern Art
Film heritage award: Rialto Pictures

The New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center is comprised of over 60 of the country's top film critics. It is chaired by Justin Chang. The members to this group is elected from different outlets such as The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor and NPR.