Hello there fellow movie buffs! As some of you may not (and some may not) our very own J is a member of the Music City Film Critics Association. We were one of the first groups to release our nominees and we’ve never watched as many movies in a row before.

202 may have been a crazy year, but there were a TON of good movies to check out. Here’s the full press release with the lists!


Mank leads the way with nine nominations for the Music City Film Critics’ Association’s 2020 Film Awards. 

Netflix dominates, taking the top four spots in the MCFCA’s 2020 Film Awards nominations. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 21, 2020 – The Music City Film Critics’ Association is proud to announce their nominations for the MCFCA 2020 Film Awards. The association is comprised of more than 30 professional film critics working in or near Nashville, Tennessee.

The winners will be announced on January 11, 2021.

Mank leads the way with nine nominations including Best Picture, Best Director – David Fincher, Best Actor – Gary Oldman, Best Supporting Actress – Amanda Seyfried.

Da 5 Bloods and The Trial of the Chicago 7 follow just behind with seven nominations each. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Nomadland and The Father round out the top six with five nominations each.

“This has been a very strange and difficult year for all of us, and the film industry is one that was hit particularly hard,” Clint Redwine, president of the MCFCA, said. “Even so, there were just as many fantastic films released this year as in years past. It shows that we can still accomplish great things, even in the face of adversity, if we all work together.”

MCFCA vice president Micheal Compton added, “In a challenging year for cinema, I am delighted to see this organization recognize such a diverse group of films. It speaks to the power of movies, even as theaters struggle to find their footing in the midst of a pandemic.”

“In a year that resulted in many movies being delayed until further notice, studios adapted and got creative so that audiences were still able to see a large number of films during these trying times. While the pandemic has brought out so many emotions in all of us, I’m thankful that the studios were able to help us take our minds off things, one feature at a time,” noted MCFCA Board Member Sean Atkins.

To speak with a member of the MCFCA regarding the 2020 nominations, please send an email request to [email protected].

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The 2020 Music City Film Critics’ Association Film Award Nominations


Best Picture

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • First Cow
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Father
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Director

  • Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
  • David Fincher – Mank
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • Florian Zeller – The Father
  • Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods


Best Actor

  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
  • Gary Oldman – Mank
  • Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Best Actress

  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
  • Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Best Supporting Actor

  • Bill Burr – The King of Staten Island
  • Bill Murray – On the Rocks
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night In Miami
  • Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Supporting Actress

  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari


Best Acting Ensemble

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • One Night In Miami
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Animated Feature

  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • Scoob!
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers


Best Foreign Language Film

  • Another Round
  • Bacurau
  • Collective
  • I’m No Longer Here
  • The Platform


Best Documentary

  • Collective
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • The Social Dilemma
  • Time
  • You Cannot Kill David Arquette


Best Screenplay

  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Song

  • Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Husavik (My Hometown) – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • Just Sing – Trolls World Tour
  • Rocket to the Moon – Over the Moon
  • Speak Now – One Night In Miami
  • The Plan – Tenet


Best Score

  • Emile Mosseri – Minari
  • Ludwig Göransson – Tenet
  • Terence Blanchard – Da 5 Bloods
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Mank
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Soul


Best Cinematography

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Mank
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
  • Tenet


Best Editing

  • Mank
  • Nomadland
  • Tenet
  • The Father
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Production Design

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Emma.
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield