Precursor: 15th St. Louis Critics Nominations (2020)

Three films dominated the nominations from the St. Louis film critics. Nomadland, which has been a clear dominator this year comes in below two other films that have gotten differing amounts of praise. Mank has been virtually ignored this precursor season while Promising Young Woman is getting a modest amount of support.

Nominations Tallies

(8) Mank, Promising Young Woman
(7) Nomadland
(5) I’m Thinking of Ending Things, The Trial of the Chicago 7
(4) Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
(3) Birds of Prey, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, The Invisible Man, Minari, Tenet

The Nominations

Best Film

First Cow
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Film

Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
The Wolf House
Wolfwalkers

Best Director

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods
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
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Gary Oldman – Mank

Best Actress

Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

Bo Burnham – Promising Young Woman
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Original Screenplay

Mank
Minari
Palm Springs
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
Nomadland
One Night in Miami

Best Score

Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
Soul
Tenet

Best Editing

Hamilton
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Mank
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography

Da 5 Bloods
Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman

Best Production Design

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

Best Visual Effects

Birds of Prey
The Invisible Man
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Tenet

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round
Bacurau
Beanpole
Collective
Vitalina Varela

Best Documentary

City Hall
Collective
Dick Johnson Is Dead
My Octopus Teacher
The Social Dilemma

Best Soundtrack

Birds of Prey
Da 5 Bloods
Hamilton
Small Axe: Lovers Rock
Promising Young Woman

Best Scene

The Assistant – Making a complaint to Human Resources.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – An interview with Rudy Giuliani.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Dinner with the parents.
The Invisible Man – A restaurant meet-up between sisters is interrupted.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Administering the clinic questionnaire.

Comedy Film

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Emma.
The King of Staten Island
On the Rocks
Palm Springs

Action Film

Birds of Prey
The Gentlemen
Greyhound
The Old Guard
Tenet

Horror Film

Alone
The Invisible Man
La Llorona
Possessor: Uncut
The Vast of Night

St. Louis Film Critics Association Data

Year Founded: 2004
First Awards: 2006 (15)

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