Georgia Film Critics Association Announces Nominations for 2020 Year in Film
By Oz Online | Published on March 5, 2021

The Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) has announced their slate of nominees for the GAFCA Awards celebrating the 2020 year in film. Founded in 2011, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the awards program for the critics group. GAFCA is made up of 40 film critics from around the state, representing print, television, radio and online media.

Nominations in all 17 categories have been released, as well as the shortlist for the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema—a special prize for a film made in Georgia. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 12, 2021.

“Minari” earned 8 nominations, the most of any title. “Mank” is next with 7; followed by “One Night in Miami,” “Promising Young Woman” and “Sound of Metal” with 6 each. “Nomadland” earned 5 mentions; “The Father,” “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” each received 4 nominations.

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Best Picture

  • “The Father”

  • “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

  • “Mank”

  • “Minari”

  • “Nomadland”

  • “One Night in Miami”

  • “Promising Young Woman”

  • “Soul”

  • “Sound of Metal”

  • “Time”

  • “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Director

  • “Mank” – David Fincher

  • “Nomadland” – Chloé Zhao

  • “One Night in Miami” – Regina King

  • “Promising Young Woman” – Emerald Fennell

  • “Sound of Metal” – Darius Marder

Best Actor

  • Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”)

  • Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)

  • Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”)

  • Dev Patel (“The Personal History of David Copperfield”)

  • Steven Yeun (“Minari”)

Best Actress

  • Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)

  • Sidney Flanigan (“Never Rarely Sometimes Always”)

  • Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”)

  • Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”)

  • Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)

  • Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)

  • Orion Lee (“First Cow”)

  • Leslie Odom, Jr. (“One Night in Miami”)

  • Paul Raci (“Sound of Metal”)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”)

  • Toni Collette (“I’m Thinking of Ending Things”)

  • Olivia Colman (“The Father”)

  • Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”)

  • Youn Yuh-jung (“Minari”)

Best Original Screenplay

  • “Mank” – Jack Fincher

  • “Minari” – Lee Isaac Chung

  • “Promising Young Woman” – Emerald Fennell

  • “Sound of Metal” – Darius Marder, Abraham Marder

  • “The Trial of the Chicago 7” – Aaron Sorkin

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “The Father” – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller

  • “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” – Charlie Kaufman

  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” – Ruben Santiago-Hudson

  • “Nomadland” – Chloé Zhao

  • “One Night in Miami” – Kemp Powers

Best Cinematography

  • “Da 5 Bloods” – Newton Thomas Sigel

  • “First Cow” – Christopher Blauvelt

  • “Mank” – Erik Messerschmidt

  • “Nomadland” – Joshua James Richards

  • “Tenet” – Hoyte Van Hoytema

Best Production Design

  • “Emma” – Kave Quinn, Mark Lavis, Andrea Matheson, Alice Sutton

  • “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” – Molly Hughes, Gonzalo Cordoba, Merissa Lombardo

  • “Mank” – Donald Graham Burt, Chris Craine, Dan Webster


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