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The Bloomies for 2019

English Language Films
Foreign Films

1917 (S. Mendes)
*Chernobyl (J. Renck)
The Irishman (M. Scorsese)
*Les Misérables (T. Shankland)
Harriet (K. Lemmons)
The Two Popes (F. Meirelles)
*When They See Us (A. DuVernay)
*Patrick Melrose (E. Berger)
*Escape at Dannemora (B. Stiller)
Marriage Story (N. Baumbach)
Joker (P. Phillips)
The Best of Enemies (R. Bissell)
JoJo Rabbit (T. Waititi)
A Private War (M. Heineman)
Ben Is Back (P. Hedges)
Rafiki (W. Kahiu)
Peterloo (M. Leigh)
Destroyer (K. Kusama)
All Is True (K. Branagh)
Stan & Ollie (J.S. Baird)
Black '47 (L. Daly)
Richard Jewell (C. Eastwood)
**Bombshell (J. Roach)
Official Secrets (G. Hood)
The Bookshop (I. Coixet)
The Children Act (R. Eyre)
Blaze (E. Hawke)
Pilgrimage (B. Muldowney)
Brian Banks (T. Shadyac)
An Ordinary Man (B. Silberling)
Monsters and Men (R.M. Green)

*TV miniseries in which all episodes have the same director. Equivalent to a long movie.

**The TV miniseries "The Loudest Voice" is a more comprehensive and superior version of the subject matter of "Bombshell." This miniseries is not eligible for The Bloomies because individual episodes have different writers and directors.

Never Look Away (F.H. von Donnersmarck)
The Farewell (L. Wang)
The Captain (R. Schwentke)
Pain and Glory (P. Almodóvar)
In Syria (P. van Leeuw)
Parasite (Bong Joon Ho)
The White Crow (R. Fiennes)
Capernaum (N. Labaki)
Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhangke)
Woman at War (B. Erlingsson)
Aniara (P. Kĺgerman & H. Lilja)
Harmonium (K. Fukada)
Becoming Astrid (P. Christensen)
Everybody Knows (A. Farhadi)
Unknown Soldier (A. Louhimies)
Cold War (P. Pawlikowski )
A Paris Education (J.P. Civeyrac)
Longing (S. Gabizon)
Summer 1993 (C. Simon)
The Teacher (J. Hrebejk)
In Between (M. Hamoud)
Girls of the Sun (E. Husson)


English Language Film – 1917

Foreign Film – Never Look Away

Director – (1) Sam Mendes (1917); (2) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Never Look Away)

Original Screenplay – (1) Craig Mazin (Chernobyl); (2) F.H. von Donnersmarck (Never Look Away)

Screenplay Adaptation – Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)

Cinematography – Roger Deakins (1917)

Film Editing – Never Look Away

Original Music Score – Thomas Newman (1917)

Actor – Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Others  –  Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose); Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory); Joaquin Phoenix (Joker); Oleg Ivenko (The White Crow); Jared Harris (Chernobyl); John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie); Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes); Al Pacino (The Irishman); Adam Driver (Marriage Story); Lucas Hedges (Ben is Back); Joe Pesci (The Irishman); Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie); Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood); Zain Al Rafeea (Capernaum); Jack O'Connell (Trial by Fire); Ben Dickey (Blaze); Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood); Ben Kingsley (An Ordinary Man); Jason Mantzoukas (The Long Dumb Road)

Actress – Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)

Others  – Renée Zellweger (Judy); Rosamund Pike (A Private War); Julia Roberts (Ben Is Back); Patricia Arquette (Escape At Dannemora); Nicole Kidman (Destroyer); Hiam Abbas (In Syria); Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story); Zhao Shuzen (The Farewell); Jennifer Jason Leigh (Patrick Melrose); Emma Thompson (The Children Act): Alba August (Becoming Astrid); Margot Robbie (Bombshell); Zuzana Mauréry (The Teacher); Joanna Kulig (Cold War); Jessie Buckley (Beast); Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)

Special Documentary Award -  – "They Shall Not Grow Old" (Peter Jackson). (Because many documentaries are unavailable, The Bloomies do not cover them.)

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