Precursor: 25th San Diego Critics Awards (2020)

San Diego spread the love around this year, giving five films double wins, but it’s Carey Mulligan and Promising Young Woman that ultimately came out on top.

Awards Tallies

(2) The Forty-Year-Old Version, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal

The Awards

Best Picture

Promising Young Woman (Runner-Up: Sound of Metal)

Best Animated Film

Wolfwalkers (Runner-Up: Over the Moon)

Best Director

Chloe Zhao – Nomadland (Runner-Up: Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal (Runner-Up: Anthony Hopkins – The Father)

Best Actress

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman (Runner-Up: Frances McDormand – Nomadland)

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal (Runner-Up: Peter Macdissi – Uncle Frank)

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari (Runner-Up: Amanda Seyfried – Mank)

Best Original Screenplay

Minari (TIE: Runners-Up: Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father (Runner-Up: I’m Thinking of Ending Things)

Best Use of Music in a Film

Hamilton (TIE: Runners-Up: David Byrne’s American Utopia, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Best Editing

The Invisible Man (Runner-Up: The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Best Cinematography

Nomadland (Runner-Up: Mank)

Best Production Design

Mank (TIE: Runners-Up: I’m Thinking of Ending Things, The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Best Costume Design

Emma. (Runner-Up: Birds of Prey)

Best Visual Effects

Tenet (Runner-Up: The Invisible Man)

Best International Film

The Life Ahead (Runner-Up: The Platform)

Best Documentary

Time (Runner-Up: The Social Dilemma)

Best Ensemble

One Night in Miami (Runner-Up: The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Best Comedic Performance

Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version (TIE: Runners-Up: Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Bill Murray – On the Rocks)

Breakthrough Artist

Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version (Runner-Up: Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal)

Body of Work

Steve McQueen – The Small Axe film series (Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Red, White & Blue, Alex Wheatle, Education)

San Diego Film Critics Society Data

First Awards: 1996 (25)

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