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  • by Jeff Beck

The Winners of the 26th Annual Critics' Choice Awards for Film

The Critics' Choice Association has just finished announcing their annual awards, with the entirely predictable result of Chloe Zhao's "Nomadland" taking the top prize. The film also won awards for Direction (Zhao), Adapted Screenplay (Zhao), and Cinematography.

This would usually be the point where I would point out the surprises from the ceremony, but there weren't really any to be had this year. In fact, the biggest news here was the shameful way in which the CCA treated half of the film categories, dumping them unceremonious with quick announcements, and showing sheer contempt for two major categories (Original and Adapted Screenplay) and multiple "below-the-line" categories. Yet, they found time to present all but two of the multitude of TV categories (even Best Comedy Special and Best Talk Show). This is a problem they definitely need to work on, with the easiest solution being to have two separate ceremonies. This way, they wouldn't have to treat the film artists so disrespectfully.

Next up in a very busy week for awards are the Producers Guild of America nominations tomorrow, followed by the BAFTA and Directors Guild of America nominations on Tuesday, so be sure to check back to see if your favorites made the cut.

In the meantime, please see below for a list of tonight's Critics' Choice Award winners for film:

Best Picture: Nomadland Best Director: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah Best Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Best Acting Ensemble: The Trial of the Chicago 7 Best Original Screenplay: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman Best Adapted Screenplay: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland Best Editing: The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Sound of Metal Best Cinematography: Nomadland Best Production Design: Mank Best Costume Design: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Best Hair & Makeup: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Best Visual Effects: Tenet Best Score: Soul Best Song: "Speak Now", One Night in Miami Best Foreign Language Film: Minari Best Young Actor/Actress: Alan Kim, Minari

Best Comedy Film: Palm Springs

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