2021 Awards: San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle (SFBAFCC) Nominations

We are pleased to announce the nominees for 2020, check back here on January 18 for the final winners.

Find out more about the SFBAFCC.

Best Picture

  • “First Cow”
  • “Minari”
  • “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • “Nomadland”
  • “Promising Young Woman”

Best Director

  • Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”
  • Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
  • Kelly Reichardt, “First Cow”
  • Lee Issac Chung, “Minari”

Best Original Screenplay

  • Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
  • Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
  • Jack Fincher, “Mank”
  • Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari”

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

  • Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”
  • Elisabeth Moss, “The Invisible Man”
  • Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
  • Sidney Flanigan, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Chadwick Boseman, “Da 5 Bloods”
  • David Strathairn, “Nomadland”
  • Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”
  • Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal”
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, “Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amanda Seyfriend, “Mank”
  • Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Father”
  • Toni Collette, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”
  • Youn Yuh-jung, “Minari”

Best Animated Feature

  • “Marona’s Fantastic Tale”
  • “Onward”
  • “Over the Moon”
  • “Soul”
  • “Wolfwalkers”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “Another Round”
  • “Bacurau”
  • “Collective”
  • “La Llorona”
  • “Two of Us”

Best Documentary

  • “Collective”
  • “Crip Camp”
  • “Boys State”
  • “The Truffle Hunters”
  • “Time”

Best Cinematography

  • Christopher Blauvelt, “First Cow”
  • Erik Messerschmidt, “Mank”
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Tenet”
  • Joshua James Richards, “Nomadland”
  • Newton Thomas Sigel, “Da 5 Bloods”

Best Production Design

  • “First Cow”
  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • “Mank”
  • “One Night in Miami”
  • “Tenet”

Best Film Editing

  • Alan Baumgarten, “The Trial of Chicago 7”
  • Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”
  • Jennifer Lame, “Tenet”
  • Kirk Baxter, “Mank”
  • Yorgos Lamprinos, “The Father”

Best Original Score

  • Emile Mosseri, “Minari”
  • Terence Blanchard, “Da 5 Bloods”
  • Terence Blanchard, “One Night in Miami”
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Mank”
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Soul”

Special Citation for Independent Cinema

  • “La Llorona”
  • “The Last Tree”
  • “Sh*thouse”

Jacob is a Graduate of Western Kentucky University where he earned a History/Film Studies Degree. He is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is also a member of the North American Film Critics Association and the Music City Film Critics’ Association. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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