Online Film Critics Society Names Top Ten List of 2020; “Nomadland” wins the award for best film

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Online Film Critics Society names Top Ten list

In a year where nothing turned out the way we expected and those expectations had to change, the cinema not only maintained its creativity and expansive canvas, but it also managed to give new voice a chance to speak louder than they could have had in any other year, ”said Wesley Lovell, member of the OFCS.

Critics have spoken! The votes have been counted and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) is delighted to announce its top ten list as well as the winners of its annual film awards. “Nomadland”, directed by Chloe Zhao, tops the OFCS Best Picture list, which includes nearly 300 film critics from around the world. In addition, “Soul”, which landed the best animated feature, is on the list.

OFCS Top Ten:

1. Nomadic country

2. Da 5 Bloods

3. A promising young woman

4. Never Rarely Sometimes Always

5. First cow

6. Minari

7. The sound of metal

8. I’m thinking of ending things

9. Soul

10. The Chicago Trial 7

Despite an unusual film season with the pandemic in play, OFCS awarded nods in various categories, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress as well as Best Debut Feature.

“This list of nominations highlights the diversity and great expressiveness of the film community. In a year where nothing turned out the way we expected and those expectations had to change, the cinema not only maintained its creativity and expansive canvas, but it also managed to give new voices a chance to speak louder than they could have had in any other year, ”said Wesley Lovell, OFCS board member and founder of CinemaSight.com.

He added, “In our achievement category alone, we have four women, each at different times in their careers, alongside one of the major voices of her generation. It is one of our most diverse slates. When it comes to Best Picture nominees, the feature films represent filmmakers from a wide variety of backgrounds and backgrounds who are able to explore subjects that illustrate the breadth of American life in unique and compelling ways. I don’t think we can be more proud of the selections our members have made this year.

And so, without further ado, here is the list of nominees, winners and special achievement awards from the OFCS:

BEST PICTURE

  • Da 5 bloods
  • First cow
  • I think to end things
  • Minari
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Nomadland – WINNER
  • Promising young woman
  • Soul
  • The sound of metal
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BETTER ANIMATION OPERATION

  • Forward
  • On the moon
  • Soul – WINNER
  • The house of the wolf
  • Wolf walkers

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • Eliza Hittman – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods
  • Kelly Reichardt – First Cow
  • Chloé Zhao – WINNER Nomadland

BEST ACTOR

  • Riz Ahmed – The sound of metal
  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Stockings
  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods WINNER
  • Steven Yeun – Minari

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking Of Ending Things
  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Stockings
  • Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Frances McDormand – WINNER Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Chicago Trial 7
  • Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
  • Bill Murray – On the Rocks
  • Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night In Miami WINNER
  • Paul Raci – The sound of metal

BEST ACTRESS IN A SECOND ROLE

  • Maria Bakalova – WINNER of the next film Borat
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Talia Ryder Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Da 5 bloods
  • Minari
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell WINNER
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BEST FITTED SCREENPLAY

  • First cow
  • I think to end things
  • Ma Rainey’s black stockings
  • Nomadland, Chloe Zhao WINNER
  • One night in Miami

BEST EDITION

  • Da 5 bloods
  • man
  • Nomadland, Chloe Zhao WINNER
  • Principle
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Da 5 bloods
  • First cow
  • man
  • Nomadland, Joshua James Richards WINNER
  • Principle

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Da 5 bloods
  • man
  • Minari
  • Soul, Trent Reznor Atticus Ross WINNER
  • Principle

BEST START-UP FUNCTIONALITY

  • Radha Blank – The Quarantine Version
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman WINNER
  • Regina King – A Night in Miami
  • Darius Marder – The Sound of Metal
  • Andrew Patterson – The Immensity of the Night

BEST FILM NOT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Another round
  • Bacurau
  • Collective
  • La Llorona
  • Minari (United States) WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • State of the boys
  • Collective
  • Dick Johnson is dead WINNER
  • The painter and the thief
  • Time

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

  • Sound of Metal – Sound design
  • Emma. – Costume design
  • Principle – Visual effects
  • Mank – Production Design
  • The Invisible Man – Visual Effects

SPECIAL PRICES:

BEST EXIT FROM USA NO:

(This award recognizes the best films released outside the United States in 2020 that have not been released in the United States during the eligibility period.)

  • A beast in love (Japan)
  • The Disciple (India)
  • Ghosts (Turkey)
  • Mogul Mowgli (United Kingdom)
  • New Order (Mexico)
  • Notturno (Italy)
  • Roches (United Kingdom)
  • Saint Maud (United Kingdom)
  • Summer 85 (France)
  • Ondine (Germany)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

  • “Small Ax” – Director Steve McQueen has created a series of films for the small screen that rivals the best theatrical feature of the year, which can be seen individually and yet work together to explore a largely unseen cultural experience on the big screen, television, or streaming to date.
  • Distributor Kino Lorber for being the first company to offer virtual film distribution as a way to help independent theaters during the pandemic through the Kino Marquee.
  • Kudos to the independent theatrical entities that participated in the presentation of “Virtual Cinema” when they were forced to close due to the pandemic. Movies that might not have been seen otherwise were made available through online platforms, with ticket prices shared by the distributor with the cinema.

LIFETIME EXCELLENCE AWARD:

  • Rob Bottin (Makeup Artist)
  • David Byrne (Composer)
  • Jane Fonda (Actor)
  • Jean-Luc Godard (director)
  • Frederick Wiseman (Documentary)

ABOUT THE ONLINE FILM REVIEWS SOCIETY

Founded in 1997 by film critic Harvey Karten, OFCS is a professional association that includes online film critics, film journalists, historians and academics from around the world. Members are dedicated to their mission of fostering the growth of a discerning film audience by using the Internet as a valuable source of information and commentary. OFCS provides its members with a forum to communicate and discuss ideas on journalism and film and to encourage a high level of journalism on online media platforms.

In 2001, OFCS entered into a 10-year partnership with film and television reviewer website Rotten Tomatoes until it was acquired by Flixster, which is now owned by Fandango. Despite the changes in the relationship, many of the OFCS critics are still contributing to Rotten Tomatoes.

With a global and diverse group of nearly 300 film and television critics, the organization is a volunteer group led by its members. Each year, the organization presents awards, celebrating the best feature films. For more information on OFCS, visit OFCS.org

ON A SOCIAL NOTE:

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