Minari tops Austin Film Critics Association awards: Nomadland and promising young woman take top prize – screens


Lee isaac chung Minari topped the Austin Film Critics Association awards, winning six awards, including Best Picture and # 1 in the Top 10 Member list

Awards season has been delayed, but it’s now in full swing. The Austin Film Critics Association voted and announced that Minari is his selection for the best film of this year.

Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical story of the trials and tribulations of a Korean family in rural America in the 1980s topped the awards with six wins, including Best Picture, as well as No. 1 on the list. of the 10 best. This double does not always happen, as there are two voting processes: individual rewards are done through a first nomination round, then members vote on a shortlist in the second round, while the top 10 is calculated by aggregating the top 10 individual members. So MinariThe AFCA two-time hitter shows his consensual support among AFCA members.

Other big winners include Nomadic country with three prizes (including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing to director Chloé Zhao), and Promising young woman (taking the Best First Picture Award for Writer / Director Emerald Fennel and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan) and Technical Category Champion The invisible Man (Better stunts and better motion capture performance) with two wins each.

In the special prizes, kudos to Ric Roman Waugh: the stuntman-turned-director wins Austin’s best film award for his modern disaster film, Greenland. Meanwhile, members presented a special honorary Texas Spirit award to the 2020 SXSW award winner Louis Black “Lone Star” Miss Juneteenth “to exemplify the creative output of the film industry here in the Lone Star State, as well as to embody the character of our community.”

Here is the full list of winners:

Best film : Minari (dir: Lee Isaac Chung)

Best Director: Lee Issac Chung, Minari

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising young woman

Best Actor: Riz Ahmed, The sound of metal

Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best overall: Minari

Best Original Screenplay: Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Best Adapted Screenplay: Chloé Zhao, Nomadic country

Best Cinematography: Joshua James Richards, Nomadic country

Best Score: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, Soul

Best Editing: Chloé Zhao, Nomadic country

Best Foreign Language Film: Minari (dir: Lee Isaac Chung)

Best Documentary: State of the boys (dir: Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine)

Best Animated Feature: Wolf walkers (dir: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart)

Best waterfalls: The invisible Man

Best Performance in Motion Capture / Special Effects: Elisabeth Moss, The invisible Man

Best first film: Promising young woman (dir: Emerald Fennell)

The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award: Radha Blank, The 40-year-old version

Austin Cinema Prize: Greenland (dir: Ric Roman Waugh)

Special Prize of Honor “Texas Spirit”: Honor Miss Juneteenth

The ten best films of AFCA 2020

1. Minari

2. Nomadic country

3. Promising young woman

4. First cow

5. Never Rarely Sometimes Always

6. One night in Miami …

7. (tie) Palm springs and The sound of metal

9. (tie) The invisible Man and man

Founded in 2005, AFCA represents Austin’s critical community, with members of the print, online and broadcast media. Voting members include several the Chronicle writers and staff, including Screens editor Richard Whittaker, publication editor Kimberley Jones and account manager Marisa Mirabal, and writers Marjorie Baumgarten, Josh Kupecki, Matthew Monagle, Jenny Nulf and Marc Savlov.


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