Chicago Film Critics love ‘Nomadland,’ Paul Raci and Maria Bakalova
The Chicago Film Critics Association bestowed Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland with five wins today, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and two for Zhao, in Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film had led the nominations with five.
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) was named Best Actor, while Paul Raci and Maria Bakalova picked up more hardware in the supporting races for Sound of Metal and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, respectively. Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always won her Original Screenplay and star Sidney Flanigan the Most Promising Performer. Emerald Fennell was named Promising Filmmaker for Promising Young Woman.
Da 5 Bloods and First Cow were the only top nomination getters to go home empty-handed.
Here is the complete list of winners from the 2020 Chicago Film Critics Association awards.
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Eliza Hittman
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Nomadland – Chloé Zhao
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Dick Johnson is Dead
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Nomadland – Joshua James Richards
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Soul – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
BEST ART DIRECTION
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS
The Invisible Man
I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Robert Frazen
MILOS STEHLIK AWARD FOR PROMISING FILMMAKER
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Image of Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm courtesy of Amazon Studios