DC Critics Name ‘Nomadland’ Best Film Of The Year, Chadwick Boseman Takes Best Actor

Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland continued its successful journey through the awards season, this time as the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association, of which we are longstanding members, named it the best movie of the year. The film not only earned Best Picture, but won four more awards including Best Actress for star Frances McDormand, Best Director for Zhao, plus Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The late Chadwick Boseman was honored with Best Actor his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, defeating his Da 5 Bloods co-star Delroy Lindo.  Leslie Odom Jr. took home Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami, which also won Best Ensemble. Minari was well-represented, as well, with Alan Kim winning Best Youth Performance and Yuh-Jung Youn for Best Supporting Actress.

The full list of winners is below, and you can read our full statement on the results here.

Best Film:

Best Director:
Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Best Actor:
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Best Actress:
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Best Supporting Actor:
Leslie Odom, Jr. (One Night in Miami…)

Best Supporting Actress:
Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari)

Best Acting Ensemble:
One Night in Miami…

Best Youth Performance:
Alan Kim (Minari)

Best Voice Performance:
Jamie Foxx (Soul)

Best Original Screenplay:
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Chloé Zhao [Based on the Book by Jessica Bruder] (Nomadland)

Best Animated Feature:

Best Documentary:
Boys State

Best International/Foreign Language Film:
Another Round

Best Production Design:
Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decorator: Jan Pascale (Mank)

Best Cinematography:
Joshua James Richards, Director of Photography (Nomadland)

Best Editing:
Jennifer Lame, ACE (Tenet)

Best Original Score:
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste (Soul)

The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, DC:
Wonder Woman 1984

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.