'Parasite' Named Best Picture by National Society of Film Critics

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Other major wins went to Antonio Banderas for his lead role in 'Pain and Glory' and Mary Kay Place for her performance in 'Diane.'

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho's comedic drama about class discrimination, on Saturday was named best picture by the National Society of Film Critics. Bong and Han Jin Won also secured best screenplay honors for the film.

Other major nods went to Claire Mathon for Portrait of a Lady on Fire's and Atlantics' cinematography; Antonio Banderas for his lead role in Pain and Glory; and Mary Kay Place for her starring role in Diane.

Last year, Chloé Zhao's The Rider was the big winner among NSFC voters, while Alfonso Cuarón's Roma won the most accolades — three in total, including director and cinematographer honors for Cuarón.

The Hollywood Reporter updated the list of the NSFC's 2020 winners live as they were announced from New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center and revealed via the organization's official Twitter account, @NatsocFilmCrix.

Best picture: Parasite
Best actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Best actress: Mary Kay Place, Diane
Best supporting actress: ?Laura Dern, Marriage Story and Little Women
Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Best director: ?Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Best screenplay: Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite
Best cinematography: Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Atlantics
Best nonfiction film: Honeyland
Film heritage award: Museum of Modern Art
Film heritage award: Rialto Pictures

The NSFC is comprised of over 60 of the country's top film critics and chaired by Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times. Founded in 1966 by Joe Morgenstern and headquartered in New York, the group elects its members from outlets such as The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor and NPR.

This year marks the 54th meeting of its voters.