2020 Awards: North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) Nominations


Here are the nominations for the 10th Annual North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards.

Check out more about the NCFCA.

Da 5 Bloods leads with 6 Nominations including Picture, Director, Actor, and Supporting Actor.

Winners will be announced January 4, 2021.

Best Narrative Film:

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Minari
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director:

  • Emerald Fennel (Promising Young Woman)
  • David Fincher (Mank)
  • Regina King (One Night in Miami)
  • Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Best Actor:

  • Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
  • Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
  • Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Steven Yeun (Minari)

Best Actress:

  • Jessie Buckley (I’m Thinking of Ending Things)
  • Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
  • Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
  • Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man)
  • Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
  • Bill Murray (On the Rocks)
  • Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
  • David Strathairn (Nomadland)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
  • Toni Colette (I’m Thinking of Ending Things)
  • Olivia Colman (The Father)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
  • Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

Best Documentary Film:

  • All In: The Fight for Democracy
  • Boys State
  • David Byrne’s American Utopia
  • Dick Johnson is Dead
  • Time

Best Animated Film:

  • The Croods 2: A New Age
  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Another Round
  • Bacarau
  • Beanpole
  • La llorona
  • Night of Kings

Best Cinematography:

  • Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tenet)
  • Erik Messerschmidt (Mank)
  • Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)
  • Newton Thomas Sigel (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Dariusz Wolski (News of the World)

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Da 5 Bloods (Danny Bilson; Paul De Meo; Kevin Willmott; Spike Lee)
  • Mank (Jack Fincher)
  • Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
  • Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • First Cow (Jon Raymond; Kelly Reichardt)
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman)
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Ruben Santiago-Hudson)
  • Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
  • One Night in Miami (Kemp Powers)

Best Special Effects:

  • The Invisible Man
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Mulan
  • Tenet
  • Wonder Woman 1984

Best Music in a Motion Picture:

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • Soul
  • Tenet

2020 Ken Hanke Memorial Tarheel Award:

  • The Dancin’ Bulldogs – The Gardner-Webb University basketball team’s 2018-2019 season.
  • Will Patton (Minari) – Attended North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem
  • Gary Wheeler (Blue Ridge; The Warrant) – North Carolina based film producer; Appalachian State University Alum.

Best Restoration:

  • Beau travail (The Criterion Collection)
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Warner Bros.)
  • Mädchen in Uniform (Kino Lorber) Native Son (Kino Lorber)
  • Roman Holiday (Paramount Home Entertainment)

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