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Monday, December 14, 2020

2020 Film Critics Awards


Been wondering if this post makes sense when everything about film awards is so upside down when what critics are reviewing will not be seen by audiences in theaters and what film critics do not like to review, mainly anything streaming, is what for the first time EVER audiences are watching not in the thousands but in the millions.  So, I'm afraid critics will honor with their awards films that we have no -or very little- idea of its existence.

But trying to make something positive out of all the sea of negativity, here is the post that will be a work in progress until the last critics group announces their winners which usually happens by early February but now probably will be early April as some groups seems decided to follow the Oscars schedule instead of the regular calendar year.

Some groups have already announced their group winners announcement date; so, those announced dates can be found in blog's 2020/2021 Key Dates calendar.  Most dates come from group official site while some estimates come from industry sources. As of today, Monday, December 14 all announced dates are in calendar but think probably will end up having the dates in this post for better access.

Before the list, and to have ALL critics info in one post, is the summary for major film critics' groups. This year there are no posts with all winners, so if you wish to check the full list use link to official site.

This year will add one more item as besides Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Documentary the list includes Best Non-English, Foreign Language, International film, or whatever non-American movies are called nowadays.

Major Critics' Groups

FIPRESCI
FIPRESCI skipped Grand Prix 2020

Cahiers du Cinéma (CdC)
Official Site
Best of 2020: Official Twitter
First: City Hall by Frederick Wiserman

Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Official Site
WinnersOfficial Site
Best Film: Small Axe
Best Director: Chloe Zhao
Best Actress:  Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman
Best Actor:  Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Documentary: Time
Best Foreign-Language Film: Beanpole

Critics' Choice Movie Awards (BFCA)
Official Site
Nominations:  February 8
Winners:  March 7
Winners Documentary: Official Site
Best Film:
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Best Documentary: Dick Johnson is Dead

Golden Globe Awards (HFPA)
Official Site
Nominations:  February 3
Winners:  February 28
Best Film:
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International Press Academy (Satellite Awards) (IPA) 
Official Site
Nominations:  February 1
Winners:
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National Board of Review (NBR)
Official Site
Winners:  January 26
Best Film:
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New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: First Cow
Best Director:  Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress:  Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Best Actor:  Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods
Best Documentary:  Time
Best Foreign Language Film: Bacurau

The List

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: March 8
Winners: April 7
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Alliance of Women Film Journalists (EDA Awards) (AWFJ)
Official Site
NominationsOfficial Site
WinnersOfficial Site
Best Film:  Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Documentary:  (tie) All In: The Fight for Democracy and The Painter and the Thief
Best Non-English-Language Film: Another Round

Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
facebook
Winners:
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Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA)
Official Site
Nominations:
Winners: March 19
Best Film:
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Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC)
facebook
Winners:
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Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Salways
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins in The Father
Best Documentary: Collective
Best Non-English Language Film: La LLorona

Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA)
Official Site
Winners: Official Twitter
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress:  Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor:  Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods
Best Documentary: The Painter & The Thief
Best International Feature: Bacurau

Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director:  Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Documentary: Dick Johnson is Dead
Best Foreign Language Film: Another Round

Chicago Indie Critics (CIC)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director: Spike Lee for Da 5 Bloods
Best Actress: Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Actor:  Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Documentary: Boys State
Best Foreign Language Film: His House

Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Promising Young Woman
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Best Documentary: Dick Johnson is Dead
Best Foreign Language Film: Minari

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA)
Official Site
Winners:  February 10
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Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS1)
facebook
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Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS2)
Official Site
Nominations: March 12
Winners: March 14
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Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC)
Winners: article
Best Film:  Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Best Director: Bong Joon Ho for Parasite
Best Actress: Jessie Buckley in I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Best Actor: Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems
Best Documentary: A Life on Our Planet

Entertainment Weekly (EW)
Home
Best Films of 2020
No. 1: Nomadland

Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
Official Site
NominationsOfficial Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: First Cow
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomandland
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins in The Father
Best Documentary: You Don't Nomi
Best Foreign Language Film: Los Fuertes

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Dorian Awards) (GALECA)
Official Site
Nominations:  February 11
Winners:  April 18
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Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)
Official Site
Nominations:  March 5
Winners:  March 12
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Greater Western New York Film Critics Association
(GWNYFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Frances McDormad in Nomadland
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Best Documentary: Time
Best Foreign Language Film:  Minari

The Guardian UK Top 10 films (TGUS and TGUK)
Official Site
UK Countdown
US Countdown
Best Film UK:  Parasite
Best Film US:  Nomadland

Hawaii Film Crtics Society (HIFCS)
Official Site facebook
Winners: Official facebook
Best Film: The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Director: Spike Lee for Da 5 Bloods
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods
Best Documentary: Beastie Boys Story
Best Foreign-Language Film: The Life Ahead

Hollywood Critics Associations (HCS - formerly known as LAOFCS)
Official Site
Nominations:  February 2
Winners:  March 5
Best Film:
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Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Official Site facebook
Nominations: article
Winners: January 18
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Indiana Film Journalist Association (IFJA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Frances MacDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods
Best Documentary: Dick Johnson is Dead
Best Foreign-Language Film: Another Round

Indiewire Annual Critics Survey Voted by 304 critics from "dozens" of countries (IW)
Official Site
WinnersOfficial Site
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao
Best Actress: NA
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Best Documentary: Dick Johnson is Dead
Best International Film: Bacurau

Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA)
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Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Official Site
Winners:  January 24
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Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS)
Official Site
Winners:
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London Film Critics Circle (LFCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: February 7th
Best Film:
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Music City Film Critics Association (Nashville) (MCFCA)
facebook
Nominations article
Winners: Official facebook
Best Film:  Promising Young Woman
Best Director:  Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress:  Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Documentary: The Social Dilema
Best Foreign Language Film: Another Round

National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
Official Site
Winners: Official Twitter
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods
Best Documentary: Time
Best Foreign-Language Film: Collective

Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
Official Site
Winners: February 19
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New Mexico Film Critics (NMXFC)
Official Site Official Twitter
Winners:  January 23
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New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Official Site
Winners:
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North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Official Site
NominationsOfficial Site
WinnersOfficial Site
Best Film:  Minari
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods
Best Documentary:  Dick Johnson is Dead
Best Foreign Language Film: Another Round

North Dakota Film Society (NDFS)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: January 15
Best Film:
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North Texas Film Critics Association (NTFCA)
Official Site facebook
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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
Official Site Facebook
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Minari
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Best Documentary: Boys State
Best Foreign Language Film: Martin Eden

Online Association of Female Film Critics (OAFFC)
Official Site
Nominations: March 1
Winners:  March 4
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Online Film Critics Society (OFCS)
Official Site
Nominations:  January 19
Winners: January 25
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Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Official Site
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Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
Official Site
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Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS)
Official Site
Winners:  March 2
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RollingStone Magazine (RS)
Home
Best Movies of 2020: Magazine article
No.1: Collective

St. Louis Film Critics Association (StLFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Twitter
Winners: January 17
Best Film:
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San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film:  Promising Young Woman
Best Director:  Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress:  Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman
Best Actor:  Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Best Documentary: Time
Best International Film: The Life Ahead

San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle (SFBAFCC)
Official Site
Winners: January 18
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Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Official Site
Nominations: February 8
Winners: February 15
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Sight&Sound Film Magazine (164 International Critics) (S&S)
Home
The 50 best films of 2020 article
Best Film: Lovers Rock , Steve McQueen, UK

Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA)
Official Site Awards Site
Winners:  February 22
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Sunset Film Circle Critics (SFCC)
Winners: article
Best Film: Promising Young Woman
Best Director: Darius Marder for Sound of Metal
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Best Documentary: NA
Best International: NA

Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Official Site
Winners:  February 7
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Utah Film Critics Association (UFCA)
Official Site
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Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)
Official Site
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Washington DC Area Film Critics (WAFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: February 6
Winners:  February 8
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Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC)
Official Site facebook
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Tally

The following is a summary with winners in the chosen six categories. Tally updates when each group makes their announcement.

Best Film
11 - Nomadland (BSFC, EW, IW, BOFCA, TGUS, IFJA, CFCA, CIC, AWFJ, GWNYFCA, NSFC)
4 - Promising Young Woman (SFCC, COFCA, SDFCS, MCFCA)
2 - First Cow (NYFCC, FFCC)
2 - Minari (NCFCA, OFCC)
1 - Collective (RS)
1 - Lovers Rock (S&S)
1 - City Hall (CdC)
1 - Parasite (TGUK)
1 - Portrait of a Lady on fire (DFCC)
1 - Small Axe (LAFCA)
1 - The Trial of the Chicago 7 (HIFCS)
Best Director
16 - Chloe Zhao (BSFC, IW, NYFCC, BOFCA, LAFCA, IFJA, CFCA, FFCC, NCFCA, AWFJ, GWNYFCA, OFCC, COFCA, NSFC, SDFCS, MCFCA)
2 - Spike Lee (CIC, HIFCS)
1 - Darius Marder (SFCC)
1 - Bong Joon Ho (DFCC)

Best Actress
10 - Frances McDormand (BOFCA, IFJA, CFCA, FFCC, NCFCA, AWFJ, GWNYFCA, OFCC, NSFC, HIFCS)
5 - Carrey Mulligan (SFCC, LAFCA, COFCA, SDFCS, MCFCA)
2 - Sidney Flanigan (BSFC, NYFCC)
1 - Jessie Buckley (DFCC)
1 - Viola Davis (CIC)

Best Actor
6 - Riz Ahmed (SFCC, IW, GWNYFCA, OFCC, COFCA, SDFCS)
5 - Chadwick Boseman (LAFCA, CFCA, CIC, AWFJ, MCFCA)
3 - Delroy Lindo (NCFCA, NSFC, HIFCS)
2 - Anthony Hopkins (BSFC, FFCC)
1 - Adam Sandler (DFCC)

Best Documentary
6 - Dick Johnson is Dead (BFCA, IW, IFJA, CFCA, NCFCA, COFCA)
5 - Time (NYFCC, LAFCA, GWNYFCA, NSFC, SDFCS)
2 - The Painter & The Thief (BOFCA, AWFJ)
2 - Boys State (CIC, OFCC)
1 - Collective (BSFC )
1 - A Life on Our Planet (DFCC)
1 - You Don't Nomi (FFCC)
1 - All In: The Fight for Democracy (AWFJ)
1 - The Social Dilema (MCFCA)
1 - Beastie Boys Story (HIFCS)

Best International Feature Film
5 - Another Round (IFJA, CFCA, NCFCA, AWFJ, MCFCA)
3 - Bacurau (IW, NYFCC, BOFCA)
2 - Minari (GWNYFCA, COFCA)
2 - The Life Ahead (SDFCS, HIFCS)
1 - La Llorona (BSFC)
1 - Beanpole (LAFCA)
1 - Los Fuertes (FFCC)
1 - His House (CIC)
1 - Martin Eden (OFCC)
1 - Collective (NSFC)

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