Precursor: 9th North Carolina Critics Nominations (2020)

Giving traction to Da 5 Bloods and Minari, North Carolina’s film critics have helped deliver some variety to the awards season, even if only a touch of it.

Nominations Tallies

(7) Da 5 Bloods
(6) Nomadland
(5) Mank, Minari
(4) Promising Young Woman
(3) I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Tenet, The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Nominations

Best Picture

Da 5 Bloods
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Feature

The Croods 2: A New Age
Over the Moon

Best Director

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
David Fincher – Mank
Regina King – One Night in Miami
Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods
Chloe Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
David Strathairn – Nomadland

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Toni Collette – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Youn-Yuh-jung – Minari

Best Original Screenplay

Da 5 Bloods
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay

First Cow
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami

Best Music

Da 5 Bloods

Best Cinematography

Da 5 Bloods
News of the World

Best Special Effects

The Invisible Man
The Midnight Sky
Wonder Woman 1984

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round
La Llorona
Night of Kings

Best Documentary

All In: The Fight for Democracy
Boys State
David Byrne’s American Utopia
Dick Johnson Is Dead

Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award

(This award recognizes a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina. In 2017, the Tar Heel Award was dedicated to longtime North Carolina film critic Ken Hanke.)

– The Dancin’ Bulldogs – The Gardner-Webb University basketball team’s 2018-2019 season.
– Will Patton (Minari) – Attended North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem
– Gary Wheeler (Blue Ridge; The Warrant) – North Carolina based film producer; Appalachian State University Alum.

Best Restoration

Beau travail (The Criterion Collection)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Warner Bros.)
Mädchen in Uniform (Kino Lorber)
Native Son (Kino Lorber)
Roman Holiday (Paramount Home Entertainment)

North Carolina Film Critics Association Data

First Awards: 2012 (9)

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