Precursor: 25th Satellite Awards Nominations (2020)

After a year filled with heavily-praised films directed by women, the Satellite Awards have managed to scrape together a list of four white male directors, one woman director, and one Korean-American director. No Black men or women. For a year that should have delivered a more diverse slate, this is a rather antiquated one. This is showcased in the love showered on Mank which was pretty much a stuffy old white guy kind of film. Sure, it’s nice that One Night in Miami, Minari, and Nomadland did as well as they did, but films like Promising Young Woman, barely acknowledged here, and Never Rarely Sometimes Always and First Cow, both completely ignored, it would seem that the Satellites are stuck in the dark ages. We’ll see how much better the DGA and Globes do when they announce. This group, even when presented extra time to view films, still managed to feel a bit out of touch.

Nominations Tallies

(11) Mank
(9) One Night in Miami
(8) Nomadland
(7) Minari
(6) The Father, The Trial of the Chicago 7
(5) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Midnight Sky, Tenet
(4) The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Prom, Sound of Metal
(3) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Hamilton, The Life Ahead, Mulan, On the Rocks, Palm Springs, Promising Young Woman

The Nominations

Best Picture (Drama)

The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Minari
Miss Juneteenth
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
Tenet
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
On the Rocks
Palm Springs
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Animated or Mixed Media

Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus
Demon Slayer-Kimetsu No Yaiba-The Movie: Mugen Train
No. 7 Cherry Lane
Over the Moon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Best Director

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
David Fincher – Mank
Darius Marder – Sound of Metal
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Florian Zeller – The Father

Best Actor (Drama)

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Gary Oldman – Mank
Steven Yeun – Minari

Best Actress (Drama)

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Sophia Loren – The Life Ahead
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Kate Winslet – Ammonite

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical)

Andy Samberg – Palm Springs
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)

Meryl Streep – The Prom
Rashida Jones – On the Rocks
Margot Robbie – Birds of Prey
Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma

Best Supporting Actor

Brian Dennehy – Driveways
David Strathairn – Nomadland
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami
Bill Murray – On the Rocks

Best Supporting Actress

Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Olivia Colman – The Father
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman
Nicole Kidman – The Prom
Helena Zengel – News of the World

Best Original Screenplay

Mank
Minari
Palm Springs
Promising Young Woman
Soul
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father
The Life Ahead
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World
Nomadland
One Night in Miami

Best Original Score

Mank
The Midnight Sky
Minari
News of the World
One Night in Miami
Tenet

Best Original Song

“Everybody Cries” – The Outpost
“Hear My Voice” – The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Io Si” – The Life Ahead
“The Other Side” – Trolls World Tour
“Rocket to the Moon” – Over the Moon
“Speak Now” – One Night in Miami

Best Film Editing

The Father
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography

Mank
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Tenet

Best Art Direction & Production Design

Mank
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
One Night in Miami
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Prom

Best Costume Design

Emma.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
One Night in Miami
The Personal History of David Copperfield

Best Sound (Editing & Mixing)

Mank
The Midnight Sky
Nomadland
The Prom
Sound of Metal
Tenet

Best Visual Effects

Birds of Prey
Greyhound
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
Tenet

Best International Film

Another Round
Atlantis
I’m No Longer Here
Jallikattu
La Llorona
My Little Sister
A Sun
Tove
Two of Us

Best Documentary

Circus of Books
Collective
Coup 53
Crip Camp
The Dissident
Gunda
MLK/FBI
A Most Beautiful Thing
The Truffle Hunters

Special Achievement Awards

Auteur Award
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Ensemble, Motion Picture
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best First Feature
Channing Godfrey Peoples – Miss Juneteenth

Mary Pickford Award
Tilda Swinton

Tesla Award
Dick Pope

Stunt Performance Award
Gaëlle Cohen

Satellite Awards Data

First Awards: 1996 (25)

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