2020 Awards: Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) Nominations


Here are the nominees for the 2020 CFCA Awards.

Check out more about the Chicago Film Critics Association.

BEST PICTURE

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods
  • Steve McQueen, Lovers Rock
  • Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

BEST ACTOR

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessie Buckley, I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Carrie Coon, The Nest
  • Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Frances McDormand, Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
  • Bill Murray, On the Rocks
  • Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami
  • Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
  • David Strathairn, Nomadland

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Toni Collette, I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Amanda Seyfried, Mank
  • Letitia Wright, Mangrove
  • Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Da 5 Bloods by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman
  • Promising Young Woman by Emerald Fennell
  • Soul by Pete Docter, Mike Jones & Kemp Powers
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Aaron Sorkin

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • The Father by Christopher Hampton & Florian Zeller
  • First Cow by Jonathan Raymond & Kelly Reichardt
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Charlie Kaufman
  • Nomadland by Chloe Zhao
  • One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers

BEST ANIMATED FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Another Round
  • Bacurau
  • Beanpole
  • Collective
  • La Llorona
  • Vitalina Varela

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • First Cow, Christopher Blauvelt
  • Lovers Rock, Shabier Kirchner
  • Mank, Erik Messerschmidt
  • Nomadland, Joshua James Richards
  • The Vast of Night, Miguel Ioann Littin Menz

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Da 5 Bloods, Terence Blanchard
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Brandford Marsalis
  • Mank, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Soul, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
  • Tenet, Ludwig Goransson

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Birds of Prey
  • Emma.
  • First Cow
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Mank

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Birds of Prey
  • Emma.
  • First Cow
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank

BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS

  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Possessor
  • Tenet

BEST EDITING

  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Robert Frazen
  • Lovers Rock, Chris Dickens & Steve McQueen
  • Nomadland, Chloe Zhao
  • Tenet, Jennifer Lame
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7, Alan Baumgarten

MILOS STEHLIK AWARD FOR PROMISING FILMMAKER

  • Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • Darius Marder, Sound of Metal
  • Andrew Patterson, The Vast of Night

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir, One Night in Miami
  • Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Kelly O’Sullivan, Saint Frances
  • Helena Zengel, News of the World

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