2020 Awards: Greater Western New York Film Critics Association (GWNYFCA) Winners


Leading the way are NOMADLAND (6 wins), SOUND OF METAL (4 wins), and MINARI (2 wins).

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The 2020 GWNYFCA Film Awards WINNERS:

BEST PICTURE: Nomadland

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Runner Ups:

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Driveways
  • The Father
  • First Cow
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Mank
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Small Axe: Lovers Rock
  • Sound of Metal

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Minari (United States)

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Runner Ups:

  • Another Round (Denmark)
  • Bacurau (Brazil)
  • Ema (Chile)
  • Undine (Germany)

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Wolfwalkers

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Runner Ups:

  • Onward
  • Soul
  • The Wolf House
  • World of Tomorrow Episode Three

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Time

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Runner Ups:

  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Boys State
  • Collective
  • Dick Johnson is Dead

BEST DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

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Runner Ups:

  • Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods
  • Darius Marder, Sound of Metal
  • Steve McQueen, Small Axe: Lovers Rock
  • Kelly Reichardt, First Cow

LEAD ACTOR: Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

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Runner Ups:

  • Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Father
  • Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
  • Steven Yeun, Minari

LEAD ACTRESS: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

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Runner Ups:

  • Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
  • Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

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Runner Ups:

  • Sasha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Brian Dennehy, Driveways
  • Bill Murray, On the Rocks
  • Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami …

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari 

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Runner Ups:

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a Woman
  • Olivia Colman, The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried, Mank

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always 

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Runner Ups:

  • Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen, Driveways
  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • Darius Marder & Abraham Marder, Sound of Metal

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

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Runner Ups:

  • Eleanor Catton, Emma.
  • Christopher Hampton & Florian Zeller, The Father
  • Jonathan Raymond & Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
  • Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Joshua James Richards, Nomadland 

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Runner Ups:

  • Christopher Blauvelt, First Cow
  • Erik Messerschmidt, Mank
  • Martin Ruhe, The Midnight Sky
  • Shabier Kirchner, Small Axe: Lovers Rock

BEST EDITING: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

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Runner Ups:

  • Andy Canny, The Invisible Man
  • Kirk Baxter, Mank
  • Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal
  • Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST SCORE: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Soul

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Runner Ups:

  • Terence Blanchard, Da 5 Bloods
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Mank
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Midnight Sky
  • Emile Mosseri, Minari

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Paul Raci, Sound of Metal 

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Runner Ups:

  • Kiera Allen, Run
  • Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Talia Ryder, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Isabel Sandoval, Lingua Franca

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR: Darius Marder, Sound of Metal

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Runner Ups:

  • Max Barbakow, Palm Springs
  • Radha Blank, The Forty-Year Old Version
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • Florian Zeller, The Father

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