Detroit Film Critics Society Announces 2020 Nominations

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The Detroit Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the Best of 2020 nominees in thirteen categories. This year, due to the pandemic, the period during which a film could be shown and considered for the awards has been extended until February 28, 2021. This year (and not in the past), are also included streaming movies as they may be released in theaters. The winners will be announced on Monday March 8, 2021.

The Detroit Film Critics Society was founded in the spring of 2007 and consists of a group of 18 Michigan-related film critics who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities like Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan; and Toledo, Ohio.

Each review submitted their top five (5) picks in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble and Breakthrough in all categories. , Best Original Screenplay, Best Screenplay Adaptation, Best Documentary, Best Animated Feature and Best Use of Music / Sound.

From these submissions, each entry was assigned a point value and the top five entries in each category were placed on the final ballot. The final ballots will now be given to each reviewer for ordering. The results will be compiled and the winners will be announced on Monday March 8, 2021.

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Applications for 2020

as chosen by the Detroit Film Critics Society

(the nominees are listed in alphabetical order)

BEST PICTURE

  • First cow
  • Minari
  • Nomadic country
  • The sound of metal
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
  • King Regina, One night in Miami
  • Spike Lee, Da 5 bloods
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Chicago 7 trial
  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadic country

BEST ACTOR

  • Ahmed Rice, The sound of metal
  • Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s black stockings
  • Anthony Hopkins, The father
  • Delroy Lindo, Da 5 bloods
  • Steven Yeun, Minari

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessie Buckley, I think to end things
  • Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s black stockings
  • Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a woman
  • Françoise McDormand, Nomadic country
  • Carey Mulligan, Promising young woman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Christophe Abbott, Possessor
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, The Chicago 7 trial
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Leslie Odom Jr., One night in Miami
  • Paul Raci, The sound of metal

BEST ACTRESS IN A SECOND ROLE

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Post Moviefilm
  • Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a woman
  • Glenn Close, Hillbilly elegy
  • Olivia Colman, The father
  • Yuh Jung Youn, Minari

BEST SET

  • Da 5 bloods
  • Ma Rainey’s black stockings
  • Minari
  • One night in Miami
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BREAKTHROUGH

  • Maria Bakalova, actress (Borat Post Moviefilm)
  • Jasmine Batchelor, actress (The surrogate mother)
  • Radha Blank, actress / screenwriter / director / producer (The quarantine version)
  • Orion Lee, actor (First cow)
  • Wunmi Mosaku, actress (His home)

BEST FITTED SCREENPLAY

  • Charlie Kaufman, I think to end things
  • Kemp Powers, One night in Miami
  • Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond, First cow
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ma Rainey’s black stockings
  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadic country

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising young woman
  • King Shaka, Will Berson, Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, The sound of metal
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Chicago 7 trial

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • All In: Struggle for Democracy
  • State of the boys
  • Dick Johnson is dead
  • The dissident
  • Time

BETTER ANIMATION OPERATION

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Forward
  • On the moon
  • Soul
  • Wolf walkers

BETTER USE OF MUSIC / SOUND

  • World news
  • Possessor
  • Soul
  • The sound of metal
  • Principle

The members of the Detroit Film Critics Society for the 2020-2021 season in alphabetical order are: Nate Adams – The Clinton Local, Paul Arlon – The downtown monitor; Kirk Baird – The blade of Toledo; Jonathan Barkan – jonathanbarkan.com, George Elkind – Metro timetable; Christophe Giroux – Moviereelist.com; Corey Room – Metro timetables, WDET; Michelle Kisner – spoilerfreemoviesleuth.com; Warren Pierce – WJR Radio; Greg Russell – WDIV-TV Detroit & Film Show More; Tom Santilli – Speaking Lee and Film Show More; Debbie Schlüssel – Sirius XM Larry the Cable Guy Show; Perry Seibert – WLBY-The Lucy Ann Lance Show; Jean Serba – johnserbaatlarge.com; MontiLee Stormer – Moviereelist.com; Lee Thomas – Critic Lee Talking, Fox 2; Mike Tyrkus – CinemaNerdz.com and VideoHound’s Golden MovieRetriever; Carl Wheeler – yelgodfather.com; and Chris Williams – michigansportsandentertainment.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Ruth Daniels at (248) 910-8796 OR [email protected]

More information is available on the website at detroitfilmcritics.com

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