North Dakota Film Society announces 2020 award nominations


David Thewlis and Jessie Buckley in Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things
David Thewlis and Jessie Buckley in I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Fair play to North Dakota's film community, establishing a society last year not only for journalists but for film professionals. They've just announced their 2020 award nominations, led by Mank with eight nods. It fails to crack their Best Picture top five, however, which is a sterling lineup regardless; among these nominees, Oscar frontrunner Nomadland has the biggest nomination haul with six. A few head-scratchers here - all those nominations for Ammonite? - but this is broadly a very handsome selection from the NDFS. Winners to be revealed a week today, on the 15th of January.


Best Picture

FIRST COW

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

NOMADLAND

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN


Best Director

Emerald Fennell - PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

David Fincher - MANK

Charlie Kaufman - I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

Kelly Reichardt - FIRST COW

Chloé Zhao - NOMADLAND


Best Actress

Viola Davis - MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Sophia Loren - THE LIFE AHEAD

Frances McDormand - NOMADLAND

Carey Mulligan - PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Kate Winslet - AMMONITE


Best Actor

Riz Ahmed - SOUND OF METAL

Chadwick Boseman - MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Delroy Lindo - DA 5 BLOODS

Gary Oldman - MANK

Steven Yeun - MINARI


Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova - BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

Ellen Burstyn - PIECES OF A WOMAN

Saoirse Ronan - AMMONITE

Amanda Seyfried - MANK

Youn Yuh Jung - MINARI


Best Supporting Actor

Bo Burnham - PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Sacha Baron Cohen - THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

Orion Lee - FIRST COW

Paul Raci - SOUND OF METAL

David Strathairn - NOMADLAND


Best Screenplay

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

MANK

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

SOUND OF METAL


Best Production Design

EMMA.

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

MANK

NEWS OF THE WORLD

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD


Best Cinematography

EMMA.

FIRST COW

MANK

NOMADLAND

TENET


Best Film Editing

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

MANK

NOMADLAND

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

TENET


Best Original Score

AMMONITE

THE INVISIBLE MAN

MANK

SOUL

TENET


Best Original Song

BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM - ”Wuhan Flu”

MISS AMERICANA - ”Only the Young”

ON THE ROCKS - ”Identical”

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI - ”Speak Now”

OVER THE MOON - ”Rocket to the Moon”


Best International Feature

AND THEN WE DANCED

ANOTHER ROUND

BEANPOLE

COLLECTIVE

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


Best Documentary Feature

ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY

BOYS STATE

COLLECTIVE

DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD

TIME

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS


Best Animated Feature

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE

ONWARD

OVER THE MOON

SOUL

WOLFWALKERS