Precursor: 19th San Francisco Critics Awards (2020)

San Francisco went for Nomadland and First Cow in big ways, giving them the lion’s share of awards while the only major studio release that picked up more than a single win was Soul.

Awards Tallies

(4) Nomadland
(3) First Cow
(2) Minari, Soul

The Awards

Best Picture


Best Animated Feature


Best Director

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Actress

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Actress

Young Yuh-jung – Minari

Best Original Screenplay


Best Adapted Screenplay

First Cow

Best Original Score


Best Film Editing


Best Cinematography

First Cow

Best Production Design

First Cow

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round

Best Documentary


Special Citation for Under-Appreciated Independent Cinema

La Llorona

Marlon Riggs Award

Dawn Porter

San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Data

Year Founded: 2002
First Awards: 2002 (19)
Name Change, 2019

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