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The 1980 Critics Consensus Awards

Robert de Niro and Cathy Moriarty in Raging Bull

After spreading the wealth through its first decade, year on year, the Critics Consensus Awards enters its second decade by rewarding fewer titles but with more awards. No prizes for guessing 1980's winner, Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull, though perhaps a surprise in the critics' collective pick for Best Director: Oscar recipient Robert Redford for Ordinary People. Trendy as it may be now to trash Redford's family drama pic, contemporary critics were much more benevolent toward it. There was a tie this year for first place in Screenplay between Melvin and Howard and Return of the Secaucus 7 - the former won out due to rankings of critics organizations within points groups. All of the 1980 CCA winners just below.

Best Picture

Raging Bull (Robert Chartoff, Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler)

Best Director

Robert Redford (Ordinary People)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner's Daughter)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Robert de Niro (Raging Bull)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Joe Pesci (Raging Bull)

Best Screenplay

Bo Goldman (Melvin and Howard)

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