The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society 2nd Annual Midseason Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Over the weekend, the members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society voted for their 2nd Annual Midseason Awards. The twelve categories highlighted various films that were released from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 including a category where the members voted on which upcoming release for the 2nd half of 2019 they were most excited to see.

Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart was the biggest winner of the Midseason Awards taking home a total of five awards including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Female Director for Olivia Wilde. Jordan Peele’s Us and Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman are tied for second place with a total of two wins each. Us won Best Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Male Director for Jordan Peele while Rocketman took home Best Actor for Taron Egerton and Best Supporting Actor for Jamie Bell.

A full list of winners and the runner-ups can be found below:

Best Picture

 

Winner: Booksmart

 

Runner-Up: Rocketman

 

Best Actor

 

Winner: Taron Egerton, Rocketman

 

Runner-Up: Robert Downey Jr, Avengers: Endgame

 

Best Actress

 

Winner: Lupita Nyong’o, Us

 

Runner-Up: Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart

 

Best Supporting Actor

 

Winner: Jamie Bell, Rocketman

 

Runner-Up: Ben Mendelsohn, Captain Marvel

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

Winner: Billie Lourd, Booksmart

 

Runner-Up: Naomi Scott, Aladdin

 

Best Male Director

 

Winner: Jordan Peele, Us

 

Runner-Up: Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman

 

Best Female Director

 

Winner: Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

 

Runner-Up: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, The Mustang

 

Best Original Screenplay

 

Winner: Booksmart, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, & Katie Silberman

 

Runner-Up: Us, Jordan Peele

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

 

Toy Story 4, Andrew Stanton & Stephany Folsom

 

Runner-Up: Avengers: Endgame, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

 

Best Indie Film

 

Winner: Booksmart

 

Runner-Up: The Souvenir

 

Best Streaming Movie or TV Series

 

Winner: When They See Us, Netflix

 

Runner-Up: Always Be My Maybe, Netflix

 

Most Anticipated Film for the Second Half of 2019

 

Winner: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

 

Runner-Up: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

About LAOFCS:

Founded in late 2016, the creation of the LAOFCS was to promote inclusion in film criticism while being an organization that promotes and celebrates film year-round. The LAOFCS is made up of 49 members who live or reside in the LA area. Each January, our application period opens and remains open until the end of March.

LAOFCS current members are Aaron Neuwirth, Abbie Bernstein, Alexander Robinson, Alicia Malone, Angelique Jackson, Ashley Menzel, Carla Renata, Christopher James, Dan Murrell, David Bax, Debbie Lynn Elias, Demetri Panos, Elizabeth Stanton, Eric Eisenberg, Heather A. Wixson, James Oster, Jami Philbrick, Jana N. Nagase, Jazz Tangcay, Joel D. Amos, John Rocha, Karen M. Peterson, Katie Kilkenny, Kevin O’ Keeffe, Kevin Taft, Kit Bowen, Lauren Huff, Liz Shannon Miller, Luis Lecca, Lupe Rodriguez  Haas, Maggie Ma, Mark Pacis, Michael J Lee, Michael Sandoval, Morgan Rojas, Nestor Bentancor, Nikki Novak, Peter Sciretta, Rama Tampubolon, Scott Mantz, Scott Mendelson, Scott Menzel, Simon Thompson, Staci Layne Wilson, Stephen Saito, Terence Johnson, Wendy Lee, William Bibbiani, and Witney Seibold.  

 

Where to find us:

 

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LAOFCS.org

 

Contact Us:

 

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society

info@laofcs.org

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