2021 Awards: Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) Winners

Find out more about the COFCA.

Promising Young Woman led the way with 4 wins including Best Film and Best Actress.

Best Film

  1. Promising Young Woman
  2. Nomadland
  3. Sound of Metal
  4. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  5. Minari
  6. Soul
  7. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  8. The Trial of the Chicago 7
  9. First Cow
  10. Mank

Best Director

  • Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
  • Runner-up: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Actor

  • Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
  • Runner-up: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Actress

  • Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
  • Runner-up: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Supporting Actor

  • Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
  • Runners-up (tie): Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods and Mark Rylance, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Supporting Actress

  • Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
  • Runner-up: Olivia Colman, The Father

Best Ensemble

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Runner-up: Promising Young Woman

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)

  • Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
  • Runner-up: Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man and Shirley)

Breakthrough Film Artist

  • Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) – (for producing, directing, and screenwriting)
  • Runner-up: Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version – (for producing, directing, screenwriting,
    and acting)

Best Cinematography

  • Joshua James Richards, Nomadland
  • Runner-up: Eric Messerschmidt, Mank

Best Film Editing

  • Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Runner-up: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
  • Runner-up: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Original Screenplay

  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • Runner-up: Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Score

  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Soul
  • Runner-up: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank

Best Documentary

  • Dick Johnson is Dead
  • Runner-up: Boys State

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Minari
  • Runner-up: Martin Eden

Best Animated Film

  • Wolfwalkers
  • Runner-up: Soul

Best Overlooked Film

  • The Vast of Night
  • Runner-up: Palm Springs

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