The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) announced the 2023 winners of its illustrious awards, which was celebrated with a dazzling ceremony. Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese’s greatest film, won the prestigious Best Picture award, firmly establishing itself as a cinematic masterpiece. Let’s look at some highlights of the 2023 Chicago Film Critics Association awards and then we’ll look at the complete list of awards.

Top Honors for Killers of the Flower Moon

In addition to winning Best Picture, Killers of the Flower Moon was lauded for its superb storytelling. Best Adapted Screenplay went to the film’s creators, Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, who worked together to adapt David Grann’s novel. The film’s story was further helped along by Robbie Robertson’s original score, which was awarded Best Original Score.

Triple awards for Oppenheimer and May December

Christopher Nolan’s directorial prowess shone bright as Oppenheimer claimed three distinct honors. The film captured the Best Director award, while Hoyte Van Hoytema’s cinematography and Jennifer Lame’s editing collectively earned accolades, reinforcing the film’s visual and narrative brilliance.

Samy Burch’s original screenplay, May December, earned its rightful place as the Best Original Screenplay. Moreover, Charles Melton’s stellar performance in the film not only secured the Best Supporting Actor award but also crowned him as the Most Promising Performer.

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Outstanding Performances and Artistic Achievements

The Holdovers star Paul Giamatti won best actor for his amazing performance, while Poor Things star Emma Stone won best actress for her mesmerizing performance. The groundbreaking performance of Da’Vine Joy Randolph in The Holdovers earned her the Best Supporting Actress award.

Complete List of 2023 Chicago Film Critics Award Winners

  • Best Picture: Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Best Director: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
  • Best Actor: Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone, Poor Things
  • Best Supporting Actor: Charles Melton, May December
  • Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
  • Best Original Screenplay: May December by Samy Burch
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Killers of the Flower Moon by Eric Roth & Martin Scorsese
  • Best Animated Feature: The Boy and the Heron
  • Best Documentary: Kokomo City
  • Best Foreign Language Film: The Zone of Interest
  • Best Cinematography: Oppenheimer, Hoyte Van Hoytema
  • Best Editing: Oppenheimer, Jennifer Lame
  • Best Art Direction/Production Design: Barbie
  • Best Costume Design: Poor Things, Holly Waddington
  • Best Original Score: Killers of the Flower Moon, Robbie Robertson
  • Best Use of Visual Effects: Godzilla Minus One
  • Most Promising Performer: Charles Melton, May December
  • Milos Stehlik Award for Breakthrough Filmmaker: Celine Song, Past Lives

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