Last night the 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards Ceremony took place in Los Angeles, and we're thrilled that Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson was on hand to present the award for Best Horror. Thrilling entertainment was well-represented at the awards ceremony, as Jordan Peele's Us, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, and Rian Johnson's Knives Out were among the winners.

You can check out the full list of winners below, and to learn more about the Hollywood Critics Association, visit their official website.

Press Release: (Los Angeles, CA – January 9, 2020) – The members of the Hollywood Critics Association celebrated 2019 and the end of the decade at the 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Below is the full list of winners:

Best Picture - 1917

Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Best Actress - Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Best Supporting Actor - Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Best Supporting Actress - Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Best Adapted Screenplay - Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Best Original Screenplay - Han Jin-won and Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Best Male Director - Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Best Female Director - Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

Best Performance by an Actor 23 and Under - Noah Jupe, Honey Boy

Best Performance by an Actress 23 and Under - Kaitlyn Dever, Booksmart

Breakthrough Performance Actor - Kelvin Harrison Jr, Waves

Breakthrough Performance Actress - Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose

Best Cast Ensemble - Knives Out

Best First Feature - Honey Boy

Best Independent Film (Tie) - The Farewell & Waves

Best Action/War Film - 1917

Best Animated Film - Toy Story 4

Best Blockbuster - Avengers: Endgame

Best Comedy/Musical (Tie) - Rocketman & Booksmart

Best Documentary - Apollo 11

Best Foreign Language Film - Parasite

Best Horror - Us

Best Animated or VFX Performance - Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel

Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins, 1917

Best Costume Design - Julian Day, Rocketman

Best Editing - Lee Smith, 1917

Best Hair and Makeup - Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker, Bombshell

Best Original Song - Glasgow, Wild Rose

Best Score - Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

Best Stunt Work - John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Visual Effects - Dan Deleeuw, Matt Aitken, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick, Avengers: Endgame

2020 Hollywood Critics Association Honorary Awards

Actor Achievement Award - Anton Yelchin

Filmmaker Achievement Award - Bong-Joon Ho

Artisans Achievement Award - Ruth E. Carter

Game Changer Award - Paul Walter Hauser

Star on the Rise - Taylor Russell

Newcomer - Zack Gottesagen

Trailblazer - Olivia Wilde

End of a Decade Awards Recipients

Actor of the Decade - Adam Driver

Actress of the Decade - Kristen Stewart

Director of the Decade - Denis Villeneuve

Producer of the Decade - Daniela Taplin Lundberg

Next Generation of Hollywood - Kelvin Harrison Jr., Geraldine Viswanathan, Brooklynn Prince, Millicent Simmonds, Mckenna Grace, Jack Dylan Grazer, Thomasin McKenzie, Zoey Deutch, Noah Jupe, Kaitlyn Dever, Lana Condor, and Shahadi Wright Joseph

About HCA:

Formerly known as the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS), the goal of the Hollywood Critics Association is to create a diverse community of passionate and professional critics with a passion for entertainment, including film and television.

HCA Board of Directors are as follows:

Scott Menzel, Founder and CEO

Ashley Menzel, COO

Nestor Bentancor, President

Jazz Tangcay, Vice President

Contact Us:

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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