The Online Film Critics Society Names Its Top Ten List of 2020; ‘Nomadland’ wins Best Picture

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Online Movie Critics Society Names Top Ten List

In a year where nothing went as planned and those expectations had to change, cinema not only maintained its creativity and expansive canvas, but managed to give new voices a chance to speak. stronger than they would have in any other year,” said OFCS member Wesley Lovell.

The critics have spoken! The votes have been tallied and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) is delighted to announce its top ten list and winners of its annual film awards. “Nomadland,” directed by Chloe Zhao, topped the best picture list by OFCS, which has nearly 300 film critics from around the world. Also on the list is “Soul”, which won Best Animated Feature.

OFCS Top 10:

1. Nomadic Land

2. Da 5 Bloods

3. Promising young woman

4. Never Rarely Sometimes Always

5. First cow

6. Minari

7. The sound of metal

8. I think about ending things

9. Soul

10. The Trial of the Chicago 7

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

“This list of nominations showcases the diversity and broad expressiveness of the film community. In a year where nothing went as planned and those expectations had to change, cinema not only maintained its creativity and expansive canvas, but managed to give new voices a chance to speak. louder than they would have in any other year,” said Wesley Lovell, OFCS Board Member and Founder of CinemaSight.com.

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

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

BEST PICTURE

  • Da 5 bloods
  • first cow
  • I’m thinking of ending things
  • minari
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Nomadland — WINNER
  • Promising young woman
  • Soul
  • The sound of metal
  • The Chicago 7 Trial

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  • Forward
  • above the moon
  • Soul — WINNER
  • The wolf’s house
  • 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 of Nomadland

BEST ACTOR

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

BEST ACTRESS

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCENARIO

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

BEST SUITABLE SCENARIO

  • first cow
  • I’m thinking of ending things
  • Ma Rainey’s black stockings
  • Nomadland, Chloe Zhao WINNER
  • One night in Miami

BEST EDITING

  • 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 FIRST FILM

  • Radha Blank – The Forty Year Old Version
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman WINNER
  • Regina King – One Night in Miami
  • Darius Marder – The sound of metal
  • Andrew Patterson – The Vast of Night

BEST FILM NOT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • another round
  • Bacura
  • Collective
  • La Llorona
  • Minari (USA) 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 US RELEASE:

(This award is given to the best films released outside the United States in 2020 that were not released in the United States during the eligibility period.)

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

SPECIAL REWARDS:

  • ‘Small Axe’ – Director Steve McQueen has created a series of films for the small screen that rival the best feature films of the year, which can be seen individually while working together to explore a cultural experience largely unseen 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 cinemas during the pandemic through the Kino Marquee.
  • Congratulations to the independent theatrical entities that participated in the presentation of “Virtual Cinema” when they were forced to close due to the pandemic. Films that otherwise might not have been seen have been made available through online platforms, with ticket prices shared by the distributor with the cinema.

LIFETIME EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

  • Rob Bottin (makeup artist)
  • David Byrne (Composer)
  • Jane Fonda (Actor)
  • Jean-Luc Godard (director)
  • Frederick Wiseman (documentary)

ABOUT THE ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY

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

In 2001, OFCS began a 10-year partnership with film and TV review website, Rotten Tomatoes, until it was purchased by Flixster, now owned by Fandango. Despite the changes in the relationship, many OFCS critics still contribute to Rotten Tomatoes.

With a global and diverse group of nearly 300 film and television critics, the organization is a volunteer, member-driven group. Each year, the organization awards prizes, celebrating the best feature films. For more information about OFCS, visit OFCS.org

ON A SOCIAL NOTE:

Find OFCS: OFCS.org

Follow OFCS: @OFCS on Twitter

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