Even the critics North of our borders loved “Nomadland,” as the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awarded it with Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress. “Minari” was shown some love as well, winning Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress. Daniel Kaluuya continued his surge for Best Supporting Actor front-runner, and Aaron Sorkin beat out Jack Fincher and Emerald Fennell for Best Screenplay and his writing of “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

BEST PICTURE

“Nomadland”

NOMINEES
  • “Mank”
  • “Nomadland”
  • “Promising Young Woman”

BEST DIRECTOR

Chloé Zhao
“Nomadland”

NOMINEES
  • David Fincher — “Mank”
  • Thomas Vinterberg — “Another Round”
  • Chloé Zhao — “Nomadland”

BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

NOMINEES
  • Riz Ahmed — “Sound of Metal”
  • Chadwick Boseman — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Anthony Hopkins — “The Father”
  • Gary Oldman — “Mank”

BEST ACTRESS

Frances McDormand
“Nomadland”

NOMINEES
  • Viola Davis — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Frances McDormand — “Nomadland”
  • Carey Mulligan — “Promising Young Woman”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Daniel Kaluuya
“Judas and the Black Messiah”

NOMINEES
  • Sacha Baron Cohen — “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
  • Daniel Kaluuya — “Judas and the Black Messiah”
  • Leslie Odom Jr. — “One Night in Miami”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Yuh-jung Youn
“Minari”

NOMINEES
  • Maria Bakalova — “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
  • Amanda Seyfried — “Mank”
  • Yuh-jung Youn — “Minari”

BEST SCREENPLAY

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Aaron Sorkin

NOMINEES
  • “Mank” — Jack Fincher
  • “Promising Young Woman” — Emerald Fennell
  • “The Trial of the Chicago 7” — Aaron Sorkin

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Minari”
(United States)

NOMINEES
  • “Another Round”
  • “Dear Comrades”
  • “Minari”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Collective”

NOMINEES
  • “Athlete A”
  • “Collective”
  • “Totally Under Control”
QUICK LIST

Best Film: “Nomadland”
Best Director: Chloé Zhao — “Nomadland”
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Best Actress: Frances McDormand — “Nomadland”
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya — “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn — “Minari”
Best Screenplay: “The Trial of the Chicago 7” — Aaron Sorkin
Best Foreign Language Film: “Minari” (United States)
Best Documentary: “Collective”

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle was founded in 2000 by David Spaner and Ian Caddell in order to help promote Canadian films and the British Columbia film and television industry. Its membership currently includes professional (paid) critics for print, radio, on-line and television who are either based in Vancouver or with Vancouver outlets.

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