Utah Film Critics: ‘Minari’ is Best Picture, Regina King named Best Director
The Utah Film Critics Association has selected Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari as the best film of 2020, with Chung named runner-up for Best Director.
Regina King was the Best Director winner for her feature film debut, One Night in Miami, which also picked up Supporting Actor for Leslie Odom, Jr. for portraying Sam Cooke.
In the Lead Acting categories, Frances McDormand won for her role as an itinerant woman in Nomadland, while Riz Ahmed won for his performance as a drummer dealing with hearing loss in Sound of Metal. Supporting Performance, Female went to Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
Screenplay awards went to Charlie Kaufman in the Adapted Screenplay category for I’m Thinking of Ending Things, while Original Screenplay went to Aaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7.
The UFCA annually awards the Vice/Martin Award for Performance in a Science-Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film, created in honor of late UFCA members Jeff Vice and Jimmy Martin. Elisabeth Moss won for her performance in The Invisible Man.
Best Picture: Minari; Runner-up: Soul
Best Achievement in Directing: Regina King, One Night in Miami…; Runner-up: Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Best Lead Performance, Male: Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal; Runners-up: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and StevenYeun, Minari
Best Lead Performance, Female: Frances McDormand, Nomadland; Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Best Supporting Performance, Female: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; Runner-up: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
Best Supporting Performance, Male: Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami…; Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Vice/Martin Award for Performance in a Science-Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man; Runner-up: Cristin Milioti, Palm Springs
Best Original Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Runner-up: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Best Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking of Ending Things; Runner-up: Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami..
Best Cinematography: Joshua James Richards, Nomadland; Runner-up: Lukasz Zal, I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Soul; Runner-up: Ludwig Göransson, Tenet
Best Film Editing: Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Runners-up: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal and Jennifer Lame, Tenet
Best Documentary Feature: Dick Johnson Is Dead; Runner-up: Time
Best Animated Feature: Wolfwalkers; Runner-up: Soul
Best Non-English Language Feature: Another Round; Runner-up: Bacarau