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Austin Film Critics Association
Austin Film Critics Association
Formation2005
PurposeFilm critics
Location
Founders
Cole Dabney
Robert "Bobby" McCurdy
Websiteaustinfilmcritics.org

The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) is an organization of professional film critics from Austin, Texas.

Each year, the AFCA votes on their end-of-year awards for films released in the same calendar year. A special award, the Austin Film Award, is given each year to the best film made in Austin or by an Austin-area director.

History

The Austin Film Critics Association was founded in 2005 by local film critics Cole Dabney and Robert "Bobby" McCurdy while attending Bowie High School in Austin. The organization grew in its first eight years, expanding from three members in 2005 to 25 members in 2013.[1]

On January 12, 2007, after only one year in existence, Entertainment Weekly called the AFCA "wildly contrarian" for naming Elliot Page Best Actress for her role in Hard Candy over Helen Mirren for her performance in The Queen, as Mirren had swept the category so far during the award season.[2]

The association chose to name the group's Breakthrough Artist Award to honor Robert "Bobby" McCurdy starting in 2010. McCurdy died on December 19, 2010, while training to become a Naval Aviator.[3]

Winners

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Year Nominee Film Role
2005 Reese Witherspoon + Walk the Line June Carter Cash
2006 Elliot Page [A] Hard Candy Hayley Stark
2007 Juno Juno MacGuff
2008 Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married Kym
2009 Mélanie Laurent Inglourious Basterds Shosanna Dreyfus / Emmanuelle Mimieux
2010 Natalie Portman + Black Swan Nina Sayers
2011 Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian
2012 Jennifer Lawrence + Silver Linings Playbook Tiffany Maxwell
2013 Brie Larson Short Term 12 Grace Howard
2014 Rosamund Pike Gone Girl Amy Elliott Dunne
2015 Brie Larson + Room Joy "Ma" Newsome
2016 Isabelle Huppert Elle Michèle Leblanc
2017 Frances McDormand + Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes
2018 Olivia Colman + The Favourite Anne, Queen of Great Britain
2019 Lupita Nyong'o Us Adelaide Wilson/Red

Best Supporting Actor

Year Winner Film Role
2005 William Hurt A History of Violence Richie Cusack
2006 Jack Nicholson The Departed Francis "Frank" Costello
2007 Javier Bardem + No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh
2008 Heath Ledger (posthumous) + The Dark Knight The Joker
2009 Christoph Waltz + Inglourious Basterds Hans Landa
2010 Christian Bale + The Fighter Dicky Eklund
2011 Albert Brooks Drive Bernie Rose
2012 Christoph Waltz + Django Unchained Lancaster Dodd
2013 Jared Leto + Dallas Buyers Club Rayon
2014 J. K. Simmons + Whiplash Terence Fletcher
2015 Sylvester Stallone Creed Rocky Balboa
2016 Mahershala Ali + Moonlight Juan
2017 Willem Dafoe The Florida Project Bobby Hicks
2018 Richard E Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me? Jack Hock
2019 Brad Pitt + Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood Cliff Booth

Best Supporting Actress

Year Winner Film Role
2005 Laura Linney The Squid and the Whale Joan Berkman
2006 Rinko Kikuchi Babel Chieko Wataya
2007 Allison Janney Juno Bren MacGuff
2008 Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie
2009 Anna Kendrick Up in the Air Natalie Keener
2010 Hailee Steinfeld True Grit Mattie Ross
2011 Jessica Chastain Take Shelter Samantha LaForche
2012 Anne Hathaway + Les Misérables Fantine
2013 Lupita Nyong'o + 12 Years a Slave Patsey
2014 Patricia Arquette + Boyhood Olivia Evans
2015 Alicia Vikander Ex Machina Ava
2016 Viola Davis + Fences Rose Maxson
2017 Allison Janney + I, Tonya LaVona Golden
2018 Regina King + If Beale Street Could Talk Sharon Rivers
2019 Jennifer Lopez Hustlers Ramona Vega

Multiple award winners

Films

  • 5 awards:
    • There Will Be Blood (2007): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score
    • The Dark Knight (2008): Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay
    • Black Swan (2010): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography
    • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Breakthrough Artist Award
  • 4 awards:
    • Juno (2007): Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Breakthrough Artist Award
    • Take Shelter (2011): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Austin Film Award, Breakthrough Artist Award*
    • Boyhood (2014): Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Austin Film Award
    • Moonlight (2016): Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay
    • Parasite (2019): Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film
  • 3 awards
    • The Hurt Locker (2009): Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography
    • Inglourious Basterds (2009): Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay
    • The Master (2012): Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography
    • 12 Years a Slave (2013): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay
    • Her (2013): Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score
    • Nightcrawler (2014): Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best First Film
    • Room (2015): Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Artist Award
    • Tower (2016): Best Documentary, Austin Film Award, Breakthrough Artist Award
    • Get Out (2017): Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best First Film
    • Call Me by Your Name (2017): Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Artist Award

Producers, directors, and cinematographers

6 awards
Barry Jenkins


Richard Linklater


4 awards
Alfonso Cuarón


Bong Joon-ho


Emmanuel Lubezki


Keith Maitland

  • Best Documentary
  • Bobby McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award
  • Austin Film Award
  • Special Honorary Award


3 awards
Paul Thomas Anderson


Kathryn Bigelow


Guillermo del Toro


Jordan Peele


Robert Rodriguez


2 awards
Mark Boal


Megan Ellison


Paul Haggis


Rian Johnson

  • Best First Film
  • Best Original Screenplay


Quentin Tarantino

Actors

3 awards
Brie Larson


2 awards
Timothée Chalamet


Jessica Chastain


Colin Firth


Anne Hathaway


Allison Janney


Elliot Page [A]


Christoph Waltz

Top 10 Films of the Decade (2000s)

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  2. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  3. The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
  4. The Dark Knight (2008)
  5. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  6. Kill Bill (2003/4)
  7. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  8. The Incredibles (2004)
  9. Children of Men (2006)
  10. Memento (2000) / The Departed (2006) (TIE) [4]

Notes

A^ : Elliot Page won before his gender transition in 2020.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Austinfilmcritics.org". Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly
  3. ^ Austin360.com
  4. ^ "2009 Awards". Austin Film Critics Association. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Donnelly, Matt (December 1, 2020). "Oscar-Nominated 'Umbrella Academy' Star Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender". Variety. Retrieved 2020.

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