This morning, the Southeast Film Critics Association (SEFCA) announces its annual winners. Nomadland took home the top prize, as well as the awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography.

Like other critics organizations, SEFCA extended its voting deadline to early 2021 to follow the timeline set by various guilds and the Academy, and I’ll be curious to see if other groups of critics begin to announce at this time, or if they chose to reach an agreement. in a firm 2020 that ended on December 31 of last year. Voters can follow the cues from critical groups, so it will be interesting to see how much influence these groups can have in any given year.

Speaking personally (full disclosure: I am the current president of SEFCA), I am quite pleased that my group has selected Nomadland (it was my favorite movie of 2020), and I wouldn’t mind if the movie started shooting during awards season, although I imagine it will have some tough competition from other movies that made our Top 10 as Threatening, The Chicago 7 trial, Y One night in Miami. But at least I hope our little prize pool can get people to check Nomadland on Hulu where it is currently streaming.

Check out the full list of winners below, and for past winners, visit the SEFCA website.

Top 10 Movies

  1. Nomadland

  2. Threatening

  3. The Chicago 7 trial

  4. Promising young woman

  5. Metal Sound

  6. One night in Miami …

  7. Give 5 Bloods

  8. Ma Rainey’s black ass

  9. Soul

  10. Mank

Related: ‘Nomadland’ Review: A Beautiful Lifetime Choice After The American Dream


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best Actor

Winner: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Runner-up: Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Best actress

Winner: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Finalist: Carey Mulligan, promising young woman

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Finalist: Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

Finalist: Maria Bakalova, Borat After Movie

Best Ensemble

Winner: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Finalist: One Night in Miami …

Best director

Winner: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Finalist: Regina King, One Night in Miami …

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Finalist: Emerald Fennell, promising young woman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Finalist: Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami …

Best documentary

Winner: Time

Finalist: Dick Johnson is dead

Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: another round

Runner-up: Bacurau

Best animated film

Winner: Soul

Runner-up: Wolfwalkers

Best Cinematography

Winner: Joshua James Richards, Nomadland

Runner-up: Erik Messerschmidt, Mank

The Gene Wyatt Award

Winner: Minari

Finalist: One Night in Miami …

Read on: New ‘Nomadland’ Trailer Highlights Frances McDormand’s Moving Journey Across America


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