'Nomadland,' the late Chadwick Boseman win Chicago Film Critics awards

  • "Nomadland" won best picture as well as best actress for Frances McDormand from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

    "Nomadland" won best picture as well as best actress for Frances McDormand from the Chicago Film Critics Association. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

 
BY Lisa Friedman Miner
lminer@dailyherald.com
Posted12/22/2020 10:54 AM

"Nomadland" topped the Chicago Film Critics Association 2020 Awards, taking five awards including best picture, best director and best actress for Frances McDormand.

Chloé Zhao won best director and adapted screenplay for the film, which also won for cinematography. Released earlier this year, "Nomadland" is not yet available for streaming.

 

Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer in August, won best actor as a 1920s Chicago trumpet player in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which is streaming on Netflix.

The complete list of 2020 Chicago Film Critics Award winners, announced Monday night, is as follows:

Best Picture: "Nomadland"

Best Director: Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland"

Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

The late Chadwick Boseman won best actor from the Chicago Film Critics Association for his role in Netflix's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."
The late Chadwick Boseman won best actor from the Chicago Film Critics Association for his role in Netflix's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." - Courtesy of Netflix

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"

Best Supporting Actor: Paul Raci, "Sound of Metal"

Best Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"

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Best Adapted Screenplay: "Nomadland" by Chloé Zhao

Best Original Screenplay: "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" by Eliza Hittman

Best Animated Feature: "Wolfwalkers"

Best Documentary: "Dick Johnson is Dead"

Best Foreign Language Film: "Another Round"

Best Art Direction: "Mank"

Best Cinematography: "Nomadland," Joshua James Richards

Best Costume Design: "Emma." Alexandra Byrne

Best Editing: "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," Robert Frazen

Best Original Score: "Soul," Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Best Use of Visual Effects: "The Invisible Man"

Most Promising Performer: Sidney Flanigan, "Never Rarely Sometimes Always"

Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award: Emerald Fennell, "Promising Young Woman"

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