Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

February 10, 2020

My NYFCO ballot for 2019

Filed under: Film — louisproyect @ 3:30 pm

New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) had its annual awards meeting on December 8, 2019. As is usually the case, my ballot and the membership majority were not quite aligned. You can check out their awards here, which agreed with the Academy Award’s choice of “Parasite” for best film of the year. I usually don’t pay much attention to awards since I don’t believe in competition but since someone on Facebook asked me what my nomination for best documentary was, I decided to post my ballot. (I told him that “American Factory” was not my first choice but defended it as a good film notwithstanding it being produced by the Obamas.)

New York Film Critics Online 2019 Awards Nomination Ballot

NAME: Louis Proyect

Breakthrough Performance (name actor/film)


  1. Adam Driver (Marriage Story)


  1. Taron Egerton (Rocketman)


  1. Adam Pearson (Chained for Life)


Supporting Actress (name actor/film)


  1. Laura Dern (Marriage Story)


  1. Jess Weixler (Chained for Life)


  1. Marziyeh Rezaei (Three Faces)


Supporting Actor (name actor/film)


  1. Joe Pesci (The Irishman)


  1. Jamie Bell (Rocketman)


  1. David Call (Depraved)


Screenplay (name film)


  1. The Irishman


  1. Marriage Story


  1. Chained for Life


Cinematography (name film)


  1. Arctic


  1. Joker


  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Use of Music (name film)


  1. Rocketman


  1. Joker


  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Debut Director (name directors/film)


  1. Joe Penna (Arctic)


  1. Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real)


  1. A.B. Shawky (Yomeddine)


Director (name directors/film)


  1. Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)


  1. Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)


  1. Aaron Schimberg (Chained for Life)


Actress (name actor/film)


  1. Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)


  1. Carlie Guevara (The Garden Left Behind)


  1. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir (Woman at War)



Actor (name actor/film)


  1. Robert De Niro (The Irishman)


  1. Adam Driver (Marriage Story)


  1. Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)


Ensemble Cast (name film)


  1. Knives Out


  1. Bombshell


  1. The Wild Pear Tree


Picture (name film)


  1. The Irishman


  1. Marriage Story


  1. Three Faces


Foreign Language (name film)


  1. Woman at War


  1. Rojo


  1. Styx


Documentary (name film)


  1. The Cave


  1. For Sama


  1. The Biggest Little Farm


Animated Feature (name film)


  1. I Lost My Body


  1. Weathering With You






  1. I couldn’t get past the first five minutes of Marriage Story. When the Kylo Ren character went on about how he loves that his wife doesn’t clean up after herself, or leaves her clothes on the floor, etc., I turned it off. I couldn’t imagine the script improving after that.

    Comment by Kent Nielsen — February 11, 2020 @ 12:08 pm

  2. Why do you have so much space between each line?

    Comment by Janet Avery — February 13, 2020 @ 12:16 pm

  3. What the fuck difference does it make? Please lay off the marijuana before posting comments here.

    Comment by louisproyect — February 13, 2020 @ 12:37 pm

  4. It makes a difference for people who are reading it. Fix it. And remove the “bold” formatting from Jess Weixler’s name. How much scotch did you imbibe before posting this?

    Comment by Janet Avery — February 15, 2020 @ 12:53 pm

  5. “Janet”, you fucking moron, you got caught using a proxy server. You are banned.

    Comment by louisproyect — February 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

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