Women Film Critics Circle announced its 2020 Awards on the International Women’s Day.

By: Izumi Hasegawa   March 8, 2021


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Women Film Critics Circle announced its 2020 Awards on the International Women’s Day.

 

“Promising Young Woman” received two awards, Best Movie About Women and Best Actress.

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN

WINNER: Promising Young Woman

Runner Up: Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Ammonite

Antebellum

 

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN

WINNER: Nomadland – Chloe Zhao

Runner Up: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Eliza Hittman

One Night in Miami – Regina King

 

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER (Screenwriting Award)

WINNER: Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Eliza Hittman

Runner Up: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Nomadland – Chloe Zhao

The United States vs. Billie Holiday – Suzan-Lori Parks

 

BEST ACTRESS

WINNER: Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Runner Up (tie): Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Runner Up (tie): Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday

 

BEST ACTOR

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Runner Up: Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

WINNER: La Llorona

Runner Up: True Mothers

The Truth (La Verite)

Two of Us (Deux)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

WINNER: Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Runner Up: Time

All In

I Am Greta

 

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES

WINNER: Emma

Runner Up: I Care a Lot

Malcolm & Marie

Radioactive

 

BEST ANIMATED FEMALE

WINNER: Fei Fei – Over the Moon

Runner Up: Mebh Og MacTire – Wolfwalkers

Libba – Soul

Robyn Goodfellowe – Wolfwalkers

 

BEST SCREEN COUPLE

WINNER: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite

Runner Up: Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel – News of the World

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti – Palm Springs

Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier – Two of Us (Deux)

 

*ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD – For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women

WINNER: Promising Young Woman

Runner Up: The Invisible Man

I’m Your Woman

The Assistant

 

*JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD – For best expressing the woman of color experience in America

WINNER: Miss Juneteenth

Runner Up: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Antebellum

The Forty-Year-Old Version

 

*KAREN MORLEY AWARD – For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity

WINNER: The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Runner Up: Shirley

Radium Girls

The Glorias

 

ACTING AND ACTIVISM AWARD

Regina King 

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Julie Andrews

Women Film Critics Circle is an association of 80 women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, radio, online, and TV broadcast media.