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That’s right, friends and foes, we are back at it and ready to crown the best in film from 2019.

The past twelve months have been filled with cinematic delights and disasters in equal measure, but we are at Dim the House Lights would be remiss if we didn’t take the time to celebrate our faves. The ballots are in, the numbers have been crunched, and the results of our weird little survey are below.

This year, DtHL decided to combine the four Lead and Supporting acting categories into two giant gender-neutral mega-categories, one for Lead Performance and one for Supporting Performance. So along with Best Film, the Best Lead Performance and Best Supporting Performance categories can have up to 10 nominees. As with previous years, a nominee has to be on two ballots to get a nomination.

Enough with the front matter! Here are the nominees and winners of the 2020 Golden Bulb Awards!

Best Film

  • Ad Astra
  • Dragged Across Concrete
  • A Hidden Life
  • The Irishman
  • Knife+Heart
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Uncut Gems

Best Director

  • Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
  • Greta Gerwig, Little Women
  • James Gray, Ad Astra
  • Joel Potrykus, Relaxer
  • Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems

Best Lead Performance

  • Joshua Burge, Relaxer
  • Robert De Niro, The Irishman
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • August Diehl, A Hidden Life
  • Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Us
  • Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel
  • Vanessa Paradis, Knife+Heart
  • Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
  • Brad Pitt, Ad Astra
  • Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Supporting Performance

  • Eric Bogosian, Uncut Gems
  • Bill Camp, Dark Waters
  • Daniel Craig, Knives Out
  • Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
  • Julia Fox, Uncut Gems
  • Tory Kittles, Dragged Across Concrete
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women

Best Young Performer

  • Luàna Bajram, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Lucy Gallina, The Irishman
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph, Us

Best Cast

  • The Irishman
  • Knife+Heart
  • Knives Out
  • Little Women
  • Parasite
  • Uncut Gems

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers, Max Eggers)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, Han Ji-won)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)
  • Uncut Gems (Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Alita: Battle Angel (James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis; based on Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro)
  • Dark Waters (Mario Correa, Matthew Michael Carnahan; based on “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich)
  • A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick; based on Franz Jägerstätter: Letters and Writings from Prison, edited by Erna Putz)
  • The Irishman (Steve Zaillian; based on I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt)
  • Little Women (Greta Gerwig; based on Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)

Best Non-Fiction Film

  • Amazing Grace
  • Black Mother
  • The Image Book
  • Neo Serenity
  • Plastic Dreams

Best Cinematography

  • Simon Beaufils, Knife+Heart
  • Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
  • Darius Khondji, Uncut Gems
  • Yorick Le Saux, Little Women
  • Hoyte van Hoytema, Ad Astra

Best Animated Film

  • Sun Zoom Spark
  • Toy Story 4
  • Weathering with You

Best Non-English Language Film

  • Knife+Heart
  • Parasite
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Editing

  • Black Mother
  • The Irishman
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite
  • Uncut Gems

Best FX

  • Ad Astra
  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Doctor Sleep
  • The Irishman
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum
  • The Lighthouse

Best Music

  • Ad Astra (score by Max Richter; music supervision by George Drakoulias and Randall Poster)
  • Knife+Heart (score by M83)
  • Uncut Gems (score by Daniel Lopatin)
  • Under the Silver Lake (score by Disasterpeace, music supervision by Michael Turner)
  • Us (score by Michael Abels, muisc supervision by Rob Roots)

Best Animal Performance

  • Sayuri, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • the baboon, Ad Astra
  • the cats, Cats
  • the crow, Knife+Heart
  • the gulls, The Lighthouse

Best Scene

  • Knife+Heart, end credits
  • Relaxer, milk challenge
  • Uncut Gems, the big game

Generation Award for the Best Film of 1989

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Killer
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man