Houston Matters

The Oscar nominations weren’t the only movie announcements made this week

We discuss the recently announced winners of the Houston Film Critics Society’s annual film awards.

A replica of the Academy Awards statuette
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A replica of the Academy Awards statuette on display prior to the 96th Academy Awards nominations announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 96th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024, in Los Angeles.


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Oscar nominations were unveiled Tuesday. Oppenheimer, Poor Things, Killers of the Flower Moon, and Barbie led the way with the most nominations for the Academy Awards, which take place on March 10.

But that wasn't the only movie award announcement made this week. Right here in The Bayou City, the Houston Film Critics Society announced the winners of its annual film awards.

In the audio above, we discuss some of those awards with HFCS President Travis Leamons.


2023 Houston Film Critics Society Award Winners:

Best Picture: “Poor Things”

Best Director: Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”

Best Actor – Leading Role: Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”

Best Actress – Leading Role: Emma Stone, “Poor Things”

Best Actor – Supporting Role: Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”

Best Actress – Supporting Role: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”

Best Screenplay: Cord Jefferson, “American Fiction”

Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Best Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Oppenheimer”

Best Documentary Feature: “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”

Best Foreign Language Feature: “The Zone of Interest”

Best Original Score: Robbie Robertson, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Best Original Song: “I’m Just Ken,” “Barbie”

Best Visual Effects: “Poor Things”

Best Stunt Coordination Team: “John Wick: Chapter 4”

Best Ensemble Cast: “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Texas Independent Film Award: “Chocolate Lizards”


NOTE: On Thursday’s Houston Matters, we'll explore what the film Poor Things has to say about female liberation and reflect on how women fought for their rights through the 20th century. It's the subject of this month's The Bigger Picture.