Precursor: 12th Denver Film Critics Nominations (2020)

Minari was the best represented film here, but Nomadland, Soul, and The Trial of the Chicago 7 also did very well. Promising Young Woman and films with black leads did poorly, however. Da 5 Bloods, One Night in Miami, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom are all barely mentioned, which is a bit surprising.

Nominations Tallies

(6) Minari
(5) Nomadland, Soul, The Trial of the Chicago 7
(4) Mank
(3) The Forty-Year-Old Version, The Invisible Man, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night in Miami, Promising Young Woman, Tenet

The Nominations

Best Film

First Cow
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Film

Over the Moon
The Wolf House

Best Director

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Pete Docter- Soul
David Fincher – Mank
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Bo Burnham – Promising Young Woman
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
David Strathairn – Nomadland

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Original Screenplay

The Forty-Year-Old Version
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 Score

The Midnight Sky
One Night in Miami

Best Original Song

“Hear My Voice” – The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Poverty Porn” – The Forty-Year-Old Version
“Rocket to the Moon” – Over the Moon
“Speak Now” – One Night in Miami
“Wear Your Crown” – The Prom

Best Visual Effects

Birds of Prey
The Invisible Man
The Midnight Sky

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round
I’m No Longer Here
The Life Ahead
Martin Eden

Best Documentary

All In: The Fight for Democracy
Boys State
Dick Johnson Is Dead
The Social Dilemma
The Truffle Hunters

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film

The Invisible Man
The Vast of Night

Best Comedy

Birds of Prey
The Climb
The Forty-Year-Old Version
Palm Springs
The Personal History of David Copperfield

Denver Film Critics Society Data

First Awards: 2009 (12)

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