Georgia Film Critics Association

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Georgia Film Critics Association
Formation2011
PurposeFilm critics
Location
Membership
40
Websitewww.georgiafilmcritics.org

The Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) is an organization of professional film critics from the U.S. state of Georgia. Inclusion is open to film critics throughout the entire state of Georgia, although the majority of members are concentrated in the Metro Atlanta area. GAFCA members represent the reviewing press through online, radio, television, or print media.[1]

Overview[edit]

The Georgia Film Critics Association was founded in 2011, and is the first film critic group in the state of Georgia.[2][3] As of 2019, GAFCA comprises 38 members.[4] Awards are given annually in 17 categories. A special award, the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema, is bestowed upon a film or short film that was produced in Georgia.[5] The Oglethorpe Award is credited to the winning film's director and writer.[6]

Each January, the GAFCA votes on their end-of-year awards for films released in the previous calendar year. Nomination ballots are typically due on the first Saturday in January, with nominations announced the following Monday and winners announced that Friday.[7]

Awards Categories[edit]

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Animated Film
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Foreign Language Film (formerly Foreign Film)
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Original Song
  • Best Picture
  • Best Production Design (formerly Art Direction)
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Breakthrough Award
  • Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema

Awards History[edit]

Year Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
2011 - 1st The Tree of Life Terrence Malick
The Tree of Life
Brad Pitt
Moneyball
Juliette Binoche
Certified Copy
Brad Pitt
The Tree of Life
Jessica Chastain
The Tree of Life
2012 - 2nd Silver Linings Playbook Kathryn Bigelow
Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master
Judi Dench
Skyfall
2013 - 3rd Her Alfonso Cuarón
Gravity
Chiwetel Ejiofor
12 Years a Slave
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Michael Fassbender
12 Years a Slave
Lupita Nyong'o
12 Years a Slave
2014 - 4th Boyhood Richard Linklater
Boyhood
Jake Gyllenhaal
Nightcrawler
Marion Cotillard
Two Days, One Night
J. K. Simmons
Whiplash
Tilda Swinton
Snowpiercer
2015 - 5th Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller
Mad Max: Fury Road
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Brie Larson
Room
Sylvester Stallone
Creed
Alicia Vikander
Ex Machina
2016 - 6th Moonlight Damien Chazelle
La La Land
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
Natalie Portman
Jackie
Mahershala Ali
Moonlight
Viola Davis
Fences
2017 - 7th Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
Lady Bird
Daniel Kaluuya
Get Out
Saoirse Ronan
Lady Bird
Willem Dafoe
The Florida Project
Laurie Metcalf
Lady Bird
2018 - 8th[8] A Star Is Born Alfonso Cuarón
Roma
Ethan Hawke
First Reformed
Toni Collette
Hereditary
Sam Elliott
A Star Is Born
Emma Stone
The Favourite
2019 - 9th[9] Parasite Bong Joon-ho
Parasite
Adam Driver
Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong'o
Us
Joe Pesci
The Irishman
Florence Pugh
Little Women
2020 - 10th Nomadland Chloé Zhao
Nomadland
Riz Ahmed
Sound of Metal
Carey Mulligan
Promising Young Woman
Paul Raci
Sound of Metal
Youn Yuh-jung
Minari
2021 - 11th Licorice Pizza Jane Campion
The Power of the Dog
Nicolas Cage
Pig
Alana Haim
Licorice Pizza
Bradley Cooper
Licorice Pizza
Ariana DeBose
West Side Story

Multiple award winners[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

  • 6 awards:
    • The Tree of Life (2011): Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction
  • 5 awards:
    • La La Land (2016): Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Song
    • Licorice Pizza (2021): Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Ensemble
    • Moonlight (2016): Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble
  • 4 awards:
    • Lady Bird (2017): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress
    • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015): Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design
    • Nomadland (2020): Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography
    • Parasite (2019): Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film
    • Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Best Film, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Ensemble
  • 3 awards:
    • 1917 (2019): Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Score
    • Dune (2021): Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Score
    • The Favourite (2018): Best Supporting Actress, Best Production Design, Best Ensemble
    • Gravity (2013): Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design
    • Her (2013): Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score
    • Roma (2018): Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film
    • Skyfall (2012): Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Song
    • A Star Is Born (2018): Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Song
    • 12 Years a Slave (2013): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
  • 2 awards:

People with multiple awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia Film Critics Association". www.georgiafilmcritics.org.
  2. ^ Hensley, Ellie (January 19, 2017). "Georgia Film Critics Association unveils 2016 winners". Atlanta Business Chronicle.
  3. ^ "Georgia Film Critics Association Announces 2016 Winners". 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Georgia Film Critics Association Announces Nominations for 2019 Year in Film". Oz Magazine. January 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Georgia Film Critics Association Awards Winners: 'A Star Is Born' and 'The Favourite' Win Big". Awards Circuit.
  6. ^ "Oscars 2015: 'Glory' from movie 'Selma' wins award for best original song". AL.com.
  7. ^ "Welcome!". www.georgiafilmcritics.org.
  8. ^ "Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) - 2019 Awards". IMDb.com.
  9. ^ Neglia, Matt. "The 2019 Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Winners". Next Best Picture.

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