Promising Young Woman wins two of the top four awards, including Best Picture from the Music City Film Critics’Association.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 wins three awards, helping Netflix take home seven total.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 11, 2021 – The Music City Film Critics’ Association is proud to announce the winners of the MCFCA 2020 Film Awards. The association is comprised of more than 30 professional film critics working in or near Nashville, Tenn.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 won three awards, giving them the most of any film, but Promising Young Woman was the big winner taking two of the top four awards, including Best Picture.
Each year the MCFCA gives out The Jim Ridley Award. It is a special award named after one of Nashville’s most beloved film critics, who died at age 50 in 2016. It is given to the film or the person that best represents Nashville and Tennessee. This year’s recipient is composer William Tyler who wrote the score for First Cow, one of the MCFCA’s Best Picture nominees.
The MCFCA members vote via secret ballot so a tie is a pretty rare event, however, in true 2020 weirdness, the MCFCA ended up not with one tie, but three. MCFCA board member Isaac Weeks had this to say about the interesting occurrence, “In a year where movie viewing became more of a solitary effort, it makes sense that there would be less of a consensus about awards among critics.”
Clint Redwine, president of the MCFCA added, “We are thrilled for all of our winners. In a year where we thought we may not see anything released after April, we ended up with a fantastic slate of award-winning films.”
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Best Picture – PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Best Director – Chloe Zhao, NOMADLAND
Best Actor – Chadwick Boseman, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
Best Actress – Carey Mulligan, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Best Supporting Actor – Sacha Baron Cohen, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Best Supporting Actress – (TIE) Maria Bakalova, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM / Yuh-Jung Youn, MINARI
Best Screenplay – Aaron Sorkin, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Best Acting Ensemble – (TIE) MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM / ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
Best Foreign Language Film – ANOTHER ROUND
Best Documentary – The Social Dilemma
Best Animated Feature – SOUL
Best Editing – (TIE) Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7 / Andy Canny, THE INVISIBLE MAN
Best Original Score – Ludwig Göransson, TENET
Best Song – “Speak Now”, One Night in Miami
Best Cinematography – Joshua James Richards, NOMADLAND
Best Production Design – Donald Graham Burt, MANK
Jim Ridley Award – William Tyler (Score Composer), FIRST COW
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.