Coming off her buzzed about 2017 film, “The Rider,” Chloé Zhao and her latest film, “Nomadland,” is the first critics awards darling of the season, taking the Boston Society’s top honors of Best Picture and Best Director along with Best Cinematography. Charlie Kaufman was awarded Best Screenplay for “I’ve Been Thinking Of Ending Things,” which also took Best Editing. “The Father” also grabbed a pair of award wins, with Best First Film going to director Florian Zeller and Anthony Hopkins taking Best Actor.

BEST PICTURE

“Nomadland”

RUNNER-UP

“First Cow”

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

“La Llorona”

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BEST DIRECTOR

Chloé Zhao
“Nomadland”

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Kelly Reichardt — “First Cow”

BEST ENSEMBLE

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

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“Minari”

BEST ACTOR

Anthony Hopkins
“The Father”

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Riz Amed — “Sound Of Metal”

BEST ACTRESS

Sidney Flanigan
“Never Rarely Sometimes Always”

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Julia Garner — “The Assistant”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Paul Raci
“Sound Of Metal”

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Brian Dennehy — “Driveways”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Youn Yuh-jung
“Minari”

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Amanda Seyfried — “Mank”

BEST SCREENPLAY

“I’m Thinking Of Ending Things”
Charlie Kaufman

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“First Cow” — Kelly Reichardt and Jonathan Raymond

BEST FIRST FILM

Florian Zeller
“The Father”

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Autumn de Wilde — “Emma”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Collective”

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“The Painter and the Thief”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“The Wolf House”

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“Wolfwalkers”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Nomadland”
Joshua James Richards

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“Lovers Rock” — Shabier Kirchner

BEST EDITING

“I’m Thinking Of Ending Things”
Robert Frazen

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“Nomadland” — Chloé Zhao

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Minari”
Emile Mosseri

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QUICK LIST

Best Picture: “Nomadland”
Best Foreign Language Film: “La Llorona”
Best Director: Chloé Zhao — “Nomadland”
Best Ensemble: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins — “The Father”
Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan — “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Raci — “Sound Of Metal”
Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung — “Minari”
Best Screenplay: “I’m Thinking Of Ending Things” — Charlie Kaufman
Best First Film: Florian Zeller — “The Father”
Best Documentary: “Collective”
Best Animated Feature: “The Wolf House”
Best Cinematography: “Nomadland” — Joshua James Richards
Best Editing: “I’m Thinking Of Ending Things” — Robert Frazen
Best Original Score: Emile Mosseri — “Minari”

Boston Society Of Film Critics

The Boston Society of Film Critics was formed in 1981 to make “Boston’s unique critical perspective heard on a national and international level by awarding commendations to the best of the year’s films and filmmakers and local film theaters and film societies that offer outstanding film programming.”

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