Austin Film Critics Association: Minari earns 11 nominations


Sidney Flanigan in Eliza Hittman's Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always

The Austin Film Critics Association is the final critics' group to announce its choices for the best in film of the past 14 months, and they're closing things out in fine style. Minari leads their 2020/21 awards nominations with an impressive 11 mentions, including Best Director for which Lee Isaac Chung is the sole male nominee. Best Film and Director nods for First Cow and Never Rarely Sometimes Always are arguably somewhat contradicted by their respective absences in Screenplay and Acting categories respectively, though that's the kind of idiosyncratic voting you'd expect from a group such as the AFCA. They've always dealt out strong, smart nominations, and this year is no exception. Winners will be announced on the 19th of March.


Best Film

First Cow

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Nomadland

Minari

Promising Young Woman


Best Director

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Kelly Reichardt, First Cow

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland


Best Actress

Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

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

Steven Yeun, Minari


Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Olivia Colman, The Father

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Youn Yuh Jung, Minari

Helena Zengel, News of the World


Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami

Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

David Strathairn, Nomadland

Glynn Turman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Best Original Screenplay

Minari

Palm Springs

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father

The Invisible Man

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Nomadland

One Night In Miami


Best Cinematography

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Tenet


Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

Soul

Tenet


Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round

Bacurau

Beanpole

La Llorona

Minari


Best Documentary

Boys State

Collective

Crip Camp

Dick Johnson is Dead

Time


Best Animated Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul

Wolfwalkers


Best Ensemble

Da 5 Bloods

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Minari

One Night In Miami

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Editing

The Father

Mank

Nomadland

Sound of Metal

Tenet


Best Motion Capture / Special Effects Performance

Luke Davis, The Invisible Man

Andrew Jackson, Tenet

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, The Invisible Man

Matt Kasmir, The Midnight Sky

Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man

Terry Notary, Call of the Wild


Best Stunts

Birds of Prey: and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Extraction

The Invisible Man

The Old Guard

Tenet


Best First Film

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Miss Juneteenth

One Night in Miami

Palm Springs

Promising Young Woman


The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award

Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Alan S. Kim, Minari

Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey: and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Best Austin Film

Bull

Greenland

The Orange Years

Pahokee

We Can Be Heroes

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