Online Films Critics Society names ‘Nomadland’ Best Film – Deadline

The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) has revealed its annual top ten list as well as the winners of its film awards, which were topped by Nomadland. Additionally, The Chloe Zhao American wanderlust drama was named best picture. Pixar is also on the list Soul which was also named best animated film.

“This nominations list showcases the diversity and expressiveness of the film community,” said Wesley Lovell, OFCS Steering Committee member and founder of CinemaSight.com. “In a year when nothing went as planned and these expectations had to change, cinema not only maintained its creativity and expansive canvas, but it managed to give new voices a chance to speak louder than they wouldn’t have done it in another year.

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He added: “In our category of directors alone, we have four women, each at different points in their careers, alongside one of the major voices of her generation. This is one of our most diverse slates ever. As for the nominees for Best Picture, the feature films represent filmmakers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, able to explore subjects that illustrate the scale of American life in unique and compelling ways. I don’t think we could be more proud of the selections our members have made this year.

Read the nominees and winners of the OFCS film awards below.

The Top Ten OFCS:

  1. Nomadland
  2. Da 5 bloods
  3. Promising young woman
  4. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  5. First cow
  6. Minari
  7. Sound of metal
  8. I think of the end of things
  9. Soul
  10. The Chicago 7 trial

BEST IMAGE

  • Da 5 bloods
  • First cow
  • I think of the end of things
  • Minari
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Nomadland – WINNER
  • Promising young woman
  • Soul
  • Sound of metal
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BEST ANIMATED FUNCTION

  • Forward
  • Above the moon
  • Soul – WINNER
  • The Wolf House
  • Wolfwalkers

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • Eliza Hittman – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods
  • Kelly Reichardt – First Cow
  • Chloé Zhao – WINNER Nomadland

BEST ACTOR

  • Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Background
  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Delroy Lindo – Winner of Da 5 Bloods
  • Steven Yeun – Minari

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessie Buckley – I Think At The End Of Things
  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Background
  • Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Frances McDormand – WINNER Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – a promising young woman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Chicago Trial 7
  • Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
  • Bill Murray – On the Rocks
  • Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night In Miami WINNER
  • Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

BEST ACTRESS IN A SECOND ROLE

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Winner of next film
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Talia Ryder Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Da 5 bloods
  • Minari
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell WINNER
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BEST SUITABLE SCREENPLAY

  • First cow
  • I think of the end of things
  • Ma Rainey’s black background
  • Nomadland, Chloe Zhao WINNER
  • One night in Miami

BEST EDITION

  • Da 5 bloods
  • Mank
  • Nomadland, Chloe Zhao WINNER
  • Principle
  • The Chicago 7 trial

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Da 5 bloods
  • First cow
  • Mank
  • Nomadland, Joshua James Richards WINNER
  • Principle

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Da 5 bloods
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • Soul, Trent Reznor Atticus Ross WINNER
  • Principle

BEST START-UP FUNCTIONALITY

  • Radha Blank – The Forty Years Version
  • Emerald Fennell – Winner of the Promising Young Lady
  • Regina King – A Night in Miami
  • Darius Marder – Sound of Metal
  • Andrew Patterson – The Vast of the Night

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

  • Another round
  • Bacurau
  • Collective
  • La Llorona
  • Winner of Minari (United States)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Boys state
  • Collective
  • Dick Johnson is dead WINNER
  • The painter and the thief
  • Time

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

  • Sound of Metal – Sound design
  • Emma. – Costume design
  • Principle – Visual effects
  • Mank – Production Design
  • The Invisible Man – Visual Effects

SPECIAL PRICES:

BEST RELEASE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:
(This award recognizes the best films released outside the United States in 2020 that did not release in the United States during the eligibility period.)

  • A beast in love (Japan)
  • The disciple (India)
  • Ghosts (Turkey)
  • Mogul Mowgli (United Kingdom)
  • New Order (Mexico)
  • Notturno (Italy)
  • Rocks (United Kingdom)
  • Saint Maud (United Kingdom)
  • Summer 85 (France)
  • Undine (Germany)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

  • ‘Small Ax’ – Director Steve McQueen has created a series of films for the small screen that rivals the best of theatrical feature films of the year, which can be seen individually while working together to explore a largely unseen cultural experience on big screens, television, or streaming to date.
  • Distributor Kino Lorber for being the first company to offer virtual movie distribution as a way to help independent theaters during the pandemic through the Kino Marquee.
  • Kudos to the independent theatrical entities who participated in the presentation of “Virtual Cinema” when they were forced to close due to the pandemic. Films that otherwise would not have been seen were made available on online platforms, with ticket prices shared by the distributor with the theater.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

  • Rob Bottin (makeup artist)
  • David Byrne (Composer)
  • Jane Fonda (Actor)
  • Jean-Luc Godard (Director)
  • Frederick Wiseman (documentary filmmaker)

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