Inaugural Sunset Circle Award Nomination

Inaugural Sunset Circle Award Nomination

Press release just sent over to us from AwardsAce.com’s Erick Weber about the announcement of a brand new Critic Circle, Sunset Circle.

Check out the list of their nominees with the winners to be announced December 1st.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE INAUGURAL

“SUNSET CIRCLE AWARDS”

HONORING 2020’S BEST IN FILM

“MINARI” & “SOUND OF METAL”

LEAD WAY WITH

SIX NOMINATIONS EACH


(Los Angeles – November 24, 2020)  – The Sunset Film Circle (SFC) today announced their nominees for the inaugural “Sunset Circle Awards”, an event honoring 2020’s best in film across 13 categories. “Minari” and “Sound of Metal” lead all films with six nominations each, both landing a spot on the Sunset Circle Awards “Top Films”. “The Father” and “Nine Days” follow immediately behind with five nominations each including Top Films nods.


SFC Chair Erick Weber said, “While 2020 has been an unprecedented year for the motion picture industry, we are thrilled to honor a rich and diverse group of films and performances which proved to be extremely strong even in the face of theatrical’s current challenges. While there has been much talk of this being a down year for film, one look at this list of nominees should quiet that discussion.”


All films that were made available to screen before Sunday, November 22, 2020’s nomination deadline were considered. The Sunset Circle Awards winners will be announced Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

About the Sunset Film Circle (SFC)

The Sunset Film Circle is comprised of film journalists with special emphasis on awards coverage. Chair Erick Weber (Editor-in-Chief, AWARDS ACE) is joined by Vice Chair Scott Menzel (Editor-in-Chief, We Live Entertainment), Sasha Stone (Founder/Editor, Awards Daily), Chris Gore (Publisher/Editor, Film Threat), Rodrigo Salem (Writer, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil)) and Simon Thompson (Writer, Forbes).


NOMINATIONS FOR THE INAUGURAL SUNSET CIRCLE AWARDS 
(All nominees listed alphabetically)

 
BEST FILM
 (to be announced December 1, 2020, along with winners in all categories)


TOP FILMS

The Father

The King of Staten Island

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Minari

Nine Days

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Saint Maud

Sound of Metal

BEST DIRECTOR

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

David Fincher – Mank

Darius Marder – Sound of Metal

Florian Zeller – The Father

Chloe Zhao – Nomadland

BEST ACTOR

Ben Affleck – The Way Back

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Winston Duke – Nine Days

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

BEST ACTRESS

Morfydd Clark – Saint Maud

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Bill Burr – The King of Staten Island

Bill Murray – On The Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Stanley Tucci – Supernova

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams – Hillbilly Elegy

Zazie Beetz – Nine Days

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

BEST ENSEMBLE

Hillbilly Elegy

The King of Staten Island

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Minari

The Prom

BEST SCREENPLAY

The Father – Christopher Hampton & Florian Zeller

Minari – Lee Isaac Chung

Nine Days – Edson Oda

Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Sound of Metal – Derek Cianfrance & Darius Marder

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gretel & Hansel – Galo Olivares

Mank – Erik Messerschmidt

Nomadland – Joshua James Richards

Sound of Metal – Daniël Bouquet

Tenet – Hoyte Van Hoytema

BEST SCORE

First Cow – William Tyler

Gretel & Hansel – Robin Coudert

Minari – Emile Mosseri

Soul – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Tenet – Ludwig Göransson

BEST BREAKTHROUGH

Kiera Allen – Run

Nicole Beharie – Miss Juneteenth

Joe Kerry – Spree

Orion Lee – First Cow

Jo Ellen Pellman – The Prom

SCENE STEALER

Michael Keaton – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Gabourey Sidibe – Antebellum

Toby Wallace – Babyteeth

Wil Wheaton – Rent-A-Pal

DIRECTORS TO WATCH

Radha Blank – The 40-Year-Old Version

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Rose Glass – Saint Maud

Edson Oda – Nine Days

Jon Stevenson – Rent-A-Pal

NOMINEES BY FILM FOR THE INAUGURAL SUNSET CIRCLE AWARDS

Sound of Metal – 6

Top Films

Best Director – Darius Marder

Best Actor – Riz Ahmed

Best Supporting Actor – Paul Raci

Best Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Minari – 6

Top Films

Best Director – Lee Isaac Chung

Best Supporting Actress – Youn Yuh-jung

Best Ensemble

Best Screenplay

Best Score

The Father – 5

Top Films

Best Director – Florian Zeller

Best Actor – Anthony Hopkins

Best Supporting Actress – Olivia Colman

Best Screenplay

Nine Days – 5

Top Films

Best Actor – Winston Duke

Best Supporting Actress – Zazie Beetz

Best Screenplay

Directors To Watch – Edson Oda

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – 4

Top Films

Best Actor – Chadwick Boseman

Best Actress – Viola Davis

Best Ensemble

Mank – 4

Top Films

Best Director – David Fincher

Best Supporting Actress – Amanda Seyfried

Best Cinematography

Promising Young Woman – 4

Top Films

Best Actress – Carey Mulligan

Best Screenplay

Directors To Watch – Emerald Fennell


Hillbilly Elegy – 3

Best Actress – Glenn Close

Best Supporting Actress – Amy Adams

Best Ensemble


The King of Staten Island – 3

Top Films

Best Supporting Actor – Bill Burr

Best Ensemble

Nomadland – 3

Top Films

Best Director – Chloe Zhao

Best Cinematography

Saint Maud – 3

Top Films

Best Actress – Morfydd Clark

Directors To Watch – Rose Glass

First Cow – 2

Best Score

Best Breakthrough – Orion Lee

Gretel & Hansel – 2

Best Cinematography

Best Score

The Prom – 2

Best Ensemble

Best Breakthrough – Jo Ellen Pellman

Rent-A-Pal – 2

Scene Stealer – Wil Wheaton

Directors To Watch – Jon Stevenson

Tenet – 2

Best Cinematography

Best Score

The Trial of the Chicago 7 – 2

Scene Stealer (2) – Michael Keaton, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

The 40-Year-Old Version – 1

Directors To Watch – Radha Blank

Antebellum – 1

Scene Stealer – Gabourey Sidibe

Babyteeth – 1

Scene Stealer – Toby Wallace

Miss Juneteenth – 1

Best Breakthrough – Nicole Beharie

On The Rocks – 1

Best Supporting Actor – Bill Murray

One Night in Miami – 1

Best Supporting Actor – Leslie Odom Jr.

Pieces Of A Woman – 1

Best Actress – Vanessa Kirby

Run – 1

Best Breakthrough – Kiera Allen

Spree – 1

Best Breakthrough – Joe Kerry

Soul – 1

Best Score

Supernova – 1

Best Supporting Actor – Stanley Tucci

The Way Back – 1

Best Actor – Ben Affleck

NOMINEES BY STUDIO FOR THE INAUGURAL SUNSET CIRCLE AWARDS

Netflix – 17

A24 – 12

Sony Pictures Classics – 10

Amazon Studios – 7

Focus Features – 4

IFC Films – 3

Searchlight Pictures – 3

Universal Pictures – 3

Warner Bros Pictures – 3

Lionsgate – 2

United Artists – 2

Bleecker Street – 1

RLJE Films – 1

Vertical Entertainment – 1

Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation – 1


Follow the Sunset Film Circle online: http://sunsetcircle.com

CONTACTS: 
Sunset Film Circle
Erick Weber
sunsetfilmcircle@gmail.com

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