Chicago Film Critics Praise Nomadland as the Best Film of 2020


The Chicago Film Critics Association has announced their year-end awards, with the very clear favorite being Chloe Zhao's "Nomadland," which took home five awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.


"Never Rarely Sometimes Ever" was the only other film to receive more than one award, winning Best Original Screenplay (Eliza Hittman) and Most Promising Performer (Sidney Flanigan). Other notable winners include Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor ("Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"), Paul Raci for Best Supporting Actor ("Sound of Metal"), and Maria Bakalova for Best Supporting Actress ("Borat Subsequent Moviefilm").


Please see below for a complete list of the CFCA's winners:


BEST PICTURE: Nomadland

BEST DIRECTOR: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

BEST ACTOR: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

BEST ACTRESS: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Nomadland by Chloe Zhao

BEST EDITING: I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Robert Frazen

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Nomadland, Joshua James Richards

BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS: The Invisible Man

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Another Round

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Soul, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Dick Johnson is Dead

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Wolfwalkers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Emma., Alexandra Byrne

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mank

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER: Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

MILOS STEHLIK AWARD FOR PROMISING FILMMAKER: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman


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