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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