Sunset Circle announces first ever award winners


Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

This happened like 36 hours ago and I'm only now summoning up the energy to post it, purely to satisfy my perfectionist compulsion to alert you measly few to every meaningless critics award you've already read about elsewhere. Remind yourself of the Sunset Film Critics Circle's inaugural award nominees right here.


Best Film

Promising Young Woman

Runner-up: Mank


Best Director

Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)

Runner-up: Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)


Best Actor

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

Runner-up: Anthony Hopkins (The Father)


Best Actress

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Runner-up: Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)


Best Supporting Actor

Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

Runner-up: Bill Burr (The King of Staten Island)


Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh Jung (Minari)

Runner-up: Amy Adams (Hillbilly Elegy)


Best Ensemble

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Runner-up: Hillbilly Elegy


Best Screenplay

Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller (The Father)

Runner-up: Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)


Best Cinematography

Erik Messerschmidt (Mank)

Runner-up: Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)


Best Score

Ludwig Goransson (Tenet)

Runner-up: Emile Mosseri (Minari)


Director to Watch Award

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Runner-up: Rose Glass (Saint Maud)


Scene-Stealer Award

Michael Keaton (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Runner-up: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Trial of the Chicago 7)


Best Breakthrough

Orion Lee (First Cow)

Runner-up: Kiera Allen (Run)

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