Precursor: 26th Critics Choice Nominations (2020)

The Critics Choice Association has announced their predictions for this year’s 93rd Oscars. That should say “nominations,” but their penchant for expanding categories to make enough room for all Oscar contenders is suspicious. They aren’t infallible, but they are generally pretty accurate. Of course, getting five out of eight or nine nominations to match is pretty easy. That said, their selections do match a lot of the other precursor selections so far this year with a bit of love for late-breaking films like The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Malcolm & Marie making up for their seeming dislike of Judas and the Black Messiah, sure to be a major contender when Oscar voting begins.

Nominations Tallies

(12) Mank
(10) Minari
(8) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
(6) Da 5 Bloods, News of the World, Nomadland, One Night in Miami, Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7
(5) Sound of Metal, Tenet
(4) The Father, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
(3) Emma., Judas and the Black Messiah, The Life Ahead, The Midnight Sky, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The Nominations

Best Picture

Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Minari
News of the World
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director

Lee Isaac Chang – Minari
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
David Fincher – Mank
Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods
Regina King – One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor

Ben Affleck – The Way Back
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Tom Hanks – News of the World
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Gary Oldman – Mank
Steven Yeun – Minari

Best Actress

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie

Best Supporting Actor

Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

Best Original Screenplay

Mank
Minari
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father
First Cow
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Nomadland
One Night in Miami

Best Score

Mank
The Midnight Sky
Minari
News of the World
Soul
Tenet

Best Song

“Everybody Cries” – The Outpost
“Fight for You” – Judas and the Black Messiah
“Husavik” – Eurovision Song Contest: The Fire Saga
“Io Si (Seen)” – The Life Ahead
“Speak Now” – One Night in Miami
“Tigress & Tweed” – The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Editing

The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Sound of Metal
Tenet
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography

Da 5 Bloods
First Cow
Mank
Minari
News of the World
Nomadland
Tenet

Best Production Design

Emma.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
News of the World
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Tenet

Best Costume Design

Emma.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Promising Young Woman

Best Hair & Makeup

Emma.
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Promising Young Woman
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Visual Effects

Greyhound
The Invisible Man
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
Tenet
Wonder Woman 1984

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round
Collective
The Life Ahead
La Llorona
Minari
Two of Us

Best Young Actor/Actress

Ryder Allen – Palmer
Ibrahima Gueye – The Life Ahead
Alan Kim – Minari
Talia Ryder – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Caoilinn Springall – The Midnight Sky
Helena Zengel – News of the World

Best Acting Ensemble

Da 5 Bloods
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Minari
One Night in Miami
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Comedy

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Forty-Year-Old Version
The King of State Island
On the Rocks
Palm Springs
The Prom

Critics Choice Association Data

Year Founded: 1995
First Awards: 1995 (26)
Formerly Broadcast Film Critics Association

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