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Southeastern Film Critics Association awards: Nomadland wins five

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

Chloe Zhao's Nomadland

The Southeastern Film Critics Association has announced the winners and runners-up for its 2020 awards, with Nomadland coming out on top. Chloe Zhao's latest wins five prizes from the SEFCA including Best Film and Best Director, with star Frances McDormand winning Best Actress. Elsewhere, there were other acting award wins for Chadwick Boseman, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Best Original Screenplay winner Minari's scene-stealing Youn Yuh Jung.

Best Film

  1. Nomadland

  2. Minari

  3. The Trial of the Chicago 7

  4. Promising Young Woman

  5. Sound of Metal

  6. One Night in Miami

  7. Da 5 Bloods

  8. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

  9. Soul

  10. Mank

Best Director

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Runner-up: Regina King (One Night in Miami)

Best Actress

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Runner-up: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Runner-up: Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh Jung (Minari)

Runner-up: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Best Supporting Actor

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Runner-up: Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

Best Original Screenplay

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Runner-up: Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Runner-up: Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami)

Best Cinematography

Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)

Runner-up: Erik Messerschmidt (Mank)

Best Ensemble

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Runner-up: One Night in Miami

Best Animated Film


Runner-up: Wolfwalkers

Best Documentary


Runner-up: Dick Johnson Is Dead

Best Foreign-Language Film

Another Round

Runner-up: Bacurau

The Gene Wyatt Award


Runner-up: One Night in Miami


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