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Philadelphia Film Critics Circle's 2020 award winners announced

Viola Davis in George C. Wolfe's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The Philadelphia Film Critics Circle yesterday announced the results of voting on its fourth annual year-end awards. Coming out on top was George C. Wolfe's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which won both Best Film and Best Actress for Viola Davis. The PFCC chose a diverse slate of winners, with ten movies winning at least one award and none winning more than two. Check out all the results below.

Best Film

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Runner-up: Da 5 Bloods

Best Director

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Runner-up: Kelly Reichardt (First Cow)

Best Actress

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Runner-up: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) / Aubrey Plaza (Black Bear)

Best Actor

Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)

Runner-up: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Best Supporting Actress

Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Runner-up: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Best Supporting Actor

Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods)

Runner-up: Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami)

Best Script

Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt (First Cow)

Runner-up: Eliza Hittman (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)

Best Cinematography

Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)

Runner-up: Christopher Blauvelt (First Cow)

Best Score/Soundtrack


Runner-up: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Animated Film

Soul (Pete Docter and Kemp Powers)

Runner-up: Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart)

Best Documentary

Time (Garrett Bradley)

Runner-up: Dick Johnson Is Dead (Kirsten Johnson)

Best Foreign Film


Runner-up: La Llorona

Best Directorial Debut

Regina King (One Night in Miami)

Runner-up: Andrew Patterson (The Vast of Night)

Best Breakthrough Performance

Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)

Runner-up: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)


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