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2020 Music City Film Critics Association award nominations announced

Gary Oldman in David Fincher's Mank
Gary Oldman in Mank

Alas, you can't always rely on film critics to pick the best in film. Today sees the announcement of the Music City Film Critics Association's award nominations. As one might expect from a young critics group with a silly name, they've evidently watched only a small few of the year's bountiful crop of great movies, and those few are but the most high profile. So we see films like The Trial of the Chicago 7 undeservedly score multiple nominations, while films like Never Rarely Sometimes Always are conspicuously absent. At least they haven't turned their noses up at Mank. Winners - unlikely to be much more impressive - will be revealed... in the future, I guess.

Best Picture

Da 5 Bloods

The Father

First Cow

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom



Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

David Fincher (Mank)

Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods)

Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Florian Zeller (The Father)

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Best Actress

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man)

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)

Gary Oldman (Mank)

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)

Olivia Colman (The Father)

Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Youn Yuh Jung (Minari)

Best Supporting Actor

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Bill Burr (The King of Staten Island)

Bill Murray (On the Rocks)

Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami)

Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

Best Screenplay

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Jack Fincher (Mank)

Charlie Kaufman (I'm Thinking of Ending Things)

Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Best Cinematography

Erik Messerschmidt (Mank)

Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)

Newton Thomas Sigel (Da 5 Bloods)

Hoyte van Hoytema (Tenet)

Dariusz Wolski (News of the World)

Best Editing

Alan Baumgarten (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Kirk Baxter (Mank)

Andy Canny (The Invisible Man)

Jennifer Lame (Tenet)

Yorgos Lamprinos (The Father)

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Best Production Design

Donald Graham Burt (Mank)

Cristina Casali (The Personal History of David Copperfield)

Kave Quinn (Emma.)

Mark Ricker (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Wynn Thomas (Da 5 Bloods)

Best Score

Terence Blanchard (Da 5 Bloods)

Ludwig Goransson (Tenet)

Emile Mosseri (Minari)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Mank)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Soul)

Best Song

"Hear My Voice" (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

"Husavik" (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)

"Just Sing" (Trolls World Tour)

"The Plan" (Tenet)

"Rocket to the Moon" (Over the Moon)

"Speak Now" (One Night in Miami)

Best Acting Ensemble

Da 5 Bloods

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

One Night in Miami

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animation

Onward (Dan Scanlon)

Over the Moon (Glen Keane)

Scoob! (Tony Cervone)

Soul (Pete Docter)

Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart)

Best Documentary

Collective (Alexander Nanau)

Dick Johnson Is Dead (Kirsten Johnson)

The Social Dilemma (Jeff Orlowski)

Time (Garrett Bradley)

You Cannot Kill David Arquette (David Darg and Price James)

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg)

Bacurau (Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonca Filho)

Collective (Alexander Nanau)

I'm No Longer Here (Fernando Frias)

The Platform (Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia)


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