Los Angeles Film Critics Announce Winners for 2020


The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) has just announced their year-end awards, with a bit of a surprise at the end as Steve McQueen's "Small Axe," a series of films made for TV, takes the top prize. The series also received Best Cinematography and was the runner-up for Best Director.


Two films received a pair of awards, including "Promising Young Woman" (Best Actress, Carey Mulligan, and Best Screenplay, Emerald Fennell) and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (Best Actor, Chadwick Boseman, and Best Supporting Actor, Glynn Turman).


Other winners included Chloe Zhao for Best Director ("Nomadland"), Youn Yuh-jung for Best Supporting Actress ("Minari"), "Mank" for Production Design (its first win this season), and "Wolfwalkers" for Best Animated Film.


Please see below for a list of today's winners:


Best Picture

Winner: SMALL AXE

Runner-up: NOMADLAND


Best Director

Winner: Chloe Zhao, NOMADLAND

Runner-up: Steve McQueen, SMALL AXE


Best Actor

Winner: Chadwick Boseman, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Runner-up: Riz Ahmed, SOUND OF METAL


Best Actress

Winner: Carey Mulligan, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Runner-up: Viola Davis, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM


Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Glynn Turman, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Runner-up: Paul Raci, SOUND OF METAL


Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Youn Yuh-jung, MINARI

Runner-up: Amanda Seyfried, MANK


Best Screenplay

Winner: Emerald Fennell, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Runner-up: Eliza Hittman, NEVER REALLY SOMETIMES ALWAYS


Editing

Winner: Yorgos Lamprinos, THE FATHER

Runner-up: Gabriel Rhodes, TIME


Best Cinematography

Winner: SMALL AXE, Shabier Kirchner

Runner-up: NOMADLAND, Joshua James Richards


Best Production Design

Winner: Donald Graham Burt, MANK

Runner-up: Sergey Ivanov, BEANPOLE


Best Music/Score

Winner: SOUL

Runner-up: LOVERS ROCK


Best Animation

Winner: WOLFWALKERS

Runner-up: SOUL


Best Foreign-Language Film

Winner: BEANPOLE

Runner-up: MARTIN EDEN


Best Documentary

Winner: TIME

Runner-up: COLLECTIVE


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