Precursor: 14th Women Journalists Awards (2020)

Of the top four most honored films were directed, three were directed by women. It’s no surprise that the film dominating precursors, Nomadland, would win big here. It’s good to see some love for Promising Young Woman, though.

Awards Tallies

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

The Awards

Best Film


Best Animated Film


Best Director

Chloe Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actress

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Supporting Actress

Yuh-jung Youn – Minari

Best Supporting Actor

Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami

Best Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman

Best Adapted Screenplay


Best Editing


Best Cinematography


Best Non-English-Language Film

Another Round

Best Documentary

All In: The Fight for Democracy
The Painter and the Thief

Best Ensemble Cast

One Night in Miami
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Woman Director

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Best Woman Screenwriter

Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Animated Female

22 – Soul (Tina Fey)

Best Woman’s Breakthrough Performance

Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry

All indie female writers and directors who normalized abortion as a vital element in the cultural conversation in films such as “Saint Frances,” “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” “Sister of the Groom,” “Once Upon a River,” The Glorias” and others.

Grand Dame Award

Sophia Loren – The Life Ahead

Most Egregious Lovers’ Age Difference Award

Tenet – Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh (30 years)

Most Daring Performance

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

She Deserves a New Agent Award

Uma Thurman – The War with Grandpa

Time Waster Remake or Sequel Award


AWFJ Hall of Shame Award

Christopher Nolan for insisting that “Tenet” be screened exclusively in theaters during a pandemic.
Dallas Sonnier and Adam Donaghey at Cinestate for sexual harassment, abuse and cover-up.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Data

Year Founded: 2006
First Awards: 2007 (14)

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