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Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

The Music City Film Critics Association (of which I am a voting member) has given its awards for 2020 filmmaking. We made our picks for the best. They're listed below. And then see who I predict will at The Oscars.

IMHO this was a tough year for movies. Many weren't released because of the pandemic, and the ones that were... aren't exactly big-bucks, crowd-pleasers. The movies in the main contention are more of the kind only critics would like (slow, smaller stories, with not very many happy endings. But there were some great movies among those slow-burning films. Frances McDormand and Nomadland is a perfect example of the slower, beautiful, incredible films. But while it was my pick, it did not win best pic (the winner was my personal runner-up). Here are the winners.

Best Picture: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell – Director

Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox,

Josey McNamara, Margot Robbie – Producers

OSCAR PREDICTION: Nomadland

Best Director: Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

OSCAR PREDICTION: Chloe - Nomadland

Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

OSCAR PREDICTION: Chadwick Boseman

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

OSCAR PREDICTION: Carey Mulligan

Best Supporting Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

OSCAR PREDICTION: Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress: Tie

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

OSCAR PREDICTION: Yuh-Juong Youn

Best Acting Ensemble: Tie

One Night In Miami

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

OSCAR PREDICTION: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Animated Feature: Soul - Pete Doctor and Kemp Powers – Directors

Dana Murray, Jonas Rivera, Jessie Thiele Schroeder – Producers

OSCAR PREDICTION: Soul

Best Documentary: The Social Dilemma - Jeff Orlowski – Director

Larissa Rhodes, Shawna Schultz – Producers

OSCAR PREDICTION: My Octopus Teacher

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin - The Trial of the Chicago 7

OSCAR PREDICTION: Minari

Best Song: “Speak Now” – Sam Ashworth, Leslie Odom, Jr.

One Night In Miami

OSCAR PREDICTION: "Speak Now"

Best Score: Ludwig Göransson – Tenet

OSCAR PREDICTION: TYrent Reznor - Mank

Best Cinematography: Joshua James Richard - Nomadland

OSCAR PREDICTION: Joshua James Richard - Nomadland

Best Editing: Tie

Andy Canny - The Invisible Man

Alan Baumgarten - The Trial of the Chicago 7

OSCAR PREDICTION: - The Trial of The Chicago 7

Best Production Design: Donald Graham Burt – Mank

OSCAR PREDICTION: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The Jim Ridley Award: William Tyler – Composer – First Cow


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