Precursor: 14th Houston Critics Awards (2020)

Houston didn’t announce nominations this year, going straight to the awards, giving Nomadland their top prize. The final award, for Best Texas Independent Film, will be announced on Jan. 31, 2021.

Awards Tallies

(3) Nomadland
(2) One Night in Miami, Promising Young Woman, Soul, Tenet

The Awards

Best Picture


Best Animated Feature


Best Director

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Best Actress

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Screenplay

Promising Young Woman

Best Original Song

“Speak Now” – One Night in Miami

Best Original Score


Best Cinematography


Best Visual Effects


Best Foreign Film

A Sun

Best Documentary

My Octopus Teacher

Best Poster Design

Da 5 Bloods

Best Stunt Coordination Team


Outstanding Cinematic Achievement

Sound of Metal – Immersive Sound Design

Texas Independent Film Award

(Announced 1/6/21)
Boys State
Miss Juneteenth
Ready or Not
The Vast of Night
Yellow Rose

Houston Film Critics Society Data

First Awards: 2007 (14)

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