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Phoenix Critics Circle announces 2020/21 awards nominations

Kingsley Ben-Adir in Regina King's One Night in Miami
Kingsley Ben-Adir in One Night in Miami

Not to be confused with the Phoenix Film Critics Society, the Phoenix Critics Circle has today announced the nominees for its awards for the 2020/21 film season. An expanded Best Picture lineup makes room for a surprise appearance by First Cow, which is otherwise entirely absent from the PCC's choices. That makes twice as many Best Picture nominees directed by women as those directed by men - a very pleasing stat indeed. Winners will be announced on the 18th of March.

Best Picture

First Cow



One Night in Miami

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

Best Director

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

David Fincher (Mank)

Regina King (One Night in Miami)

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Best Actress

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)

Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)

Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)

Gary Oldman (Mank)

Steven Yeun (Minari)

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Olivia Colman (The Father)

Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Youn Yuh Jung (Minari)

Helena Zengel (News of the World)

Best Supporting Actor

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods)

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami)

Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

Best Screenplay

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami)

Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Best Cinematography

Erik Messerschmidt (Mank)

Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)

Newton Thomas Sigel (Da 5 Bloods)

Hoyte van Hoytema (Tenet)

Lukasz Zal (I'm Thinking of Ending Things)

Best Score

Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Soul)

Ludwig Goransson (Tenet)

Emile Mosseri (Minari)

James Newton Howard (News of the World)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Mank)

Best Animated Film

The Croods: A New Age


Over the Moon



Best Documentary

Boys State

Crip Camp

Dick Johnson Is Dead



Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round



La Llorona


Best Comedy Film

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Another Round

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

On the Rocks

Palm Springs

Best Science Fiction Film




The Vast of Night

Best Horror Film


The Invisible Man

La Llorona




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