In a controversial decision, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has awarded Steve McQueen’s anthology of short films, “Small Axe,” with their Best Picture award. They also awarded the “Small Axe” cinematographer, Shabier Kirchner, with Best Cinematography. Many believed “Nomadland,” which took the Runner-Up spot, would win Best Picture as Chloé Zhao won Best Director. She has now swept all the critics awards thus far. A groundswell of Twitter support accompanied a Best Actress win by Carey Mulligan and her performance from “Promising Young Woman,” which also took Best Screenplay. Twitter is already screaming for her Oscar nomination.

BEST PICTURE

“Small Axe”

RUNNER-UP

“Nomadland”

BEST DIRECTOR

Chloé Zhao
“Nomadland”

RUNNER-UP

Steve McQueen — “Small Axe”

BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

RUNNER-UP

Riz Ahmed — “Sound Of Metal”

BEST ACTRESS

Carey Mulligan
“Promising Young Woman”

RUNNER-UP

Viola Davis — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Glynn Turman
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

RUNNER-UP

Paul Raci — “Sound Of Metal”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Youn Yuh-jung
“Minari”

RUNNER-UP

Amanda Seyfried — “Mank”

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Promising Young Woman”
Emerald Fennell

RUNNER-UP

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” — Eliza Hittman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Small Axe”
Shabier Kirchner

RUNNER-UP

“Nomadland” — Joshua James Richards

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

“Mank”
Donald Graham Burt

RUNNER-UP

“Beanpole” — Sergey Ivanov

BEST EDITING

“The Father”
Yorgos Lamprinos

RUNNER-UP

“Time” — Gabriel Rhodes

BEST MUSIC SCORE

“Soul”
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

RUNNER-UP

“Lovers Rock” (from “Small Axe”) — Mica Levi

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

“Beanpole”

RUNNER-UP

“Martin Eden”

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM

“Time”

RUNNER-UP

“Collective”

BEST ANIMATION

“Wolfwalkers”

RUNNER-UP

“Soul”

NEW GENERATION AWARD

Radha Blank
“The Forty-Year-Old Version”

RUNNER-UP

“Minari”

THE DOUGLAS EDWARDS EXPERIMENTAL/ INDEPENDENT FILM/VIDEO AWARD

John Gianvito
“Her Socialist Smile”

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

Hou Hsiao-Hsien

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

Harry Belafonte

LEGACY AWARD

Norman Lloyd

QUICK LIST

Best Picture: “Small Axe”
Best Director: Chloé Zhao — “Nomadland”
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan — “Promising Young Woman”
Best Supporting Actor: Glynn Turman — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung — “Minari”
Best Screenplay: “Promising Young Woman” — Emerald Fennell
Best Cinematography: “Small Axe” — Shabier Kirchner
Best Production Design: “Mank”
Best Editing: “The Father” — Yorgos Lamprinos
Best Music Score: “Soul” — Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Best Foreign-Language Film: “Beanpole”
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film: “Time”
Best Animation: “Wolfwalkers”
New Generation Award: Radha Blank — “The Forty-Year-Old Version”
Career Achievement: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Career Achievement: Harry Belafonte
Legacy Award: Norman Lloyd
The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: John Gianvito — “Her Socialist Smile”

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is comprised of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media.

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