Today the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced the winners of their 46th annual film awards. Founded in 1975, the LAFCA have been holding the awards every year since. Ever since 2009, the winner of their Best Picture category has gone on to earn an Academy Award nomination for their Best Picture award.
This year boasts a promising group of winners. Steve McQueen’s collection of films Small Axe received the top honor of the night, Best Picture, as well as winning Best Cinematography, while a film from the collection, Lovers Rock, was titled runner-up in the Best Music Score Category.
Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland also took home a top tier honor winning Best Director, alongside finishing second for Best Picture and Best Cinematography. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Sound of Metal, and Promising Young Woman performed strongly as well, showing up on these results.
George C. Wolfe’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom earned a Best Actor win for the late Chadwick Boseman as well as a Best Supporting Actor win for Glynn Turman. Viola Davis was also named runner up in the Best Actress category. Surpassing Davis in this category was Promising Young Woman lead Carey Mulligan. The film won Best Screenplay for Emerald Fennell. Sound of Metal’s Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci were each named the runner up in their categories, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.
Other films receiving awards (or runner-up citations) this year include Mank, Soul, Time, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, and more.
The LAFCA also celebrates the achievements of both newer filmmakers and industry veterans. Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Harry Belafonte tied for the Career Achievement award, while Radha Blank won the New Generation award for her critically-acclaimed film The 40-Year-Old Version.
Listed below is the full list of winners and runners up of the 46th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Film Awards.
WINNER: “Small Axe”
RUNNER UP: “Nomadland”
WINNER: Chloe Zhao – “Nomadland”
RUNNER UP: Steve McQueen – “Small Axe”
WINNER: Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
RUNNER UP: Riz Ahmed – “Sound of Metal”
WINNER: Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”
RUNNER UP: Viola Davis – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
WINNER: Glynn Turman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
RUNNER UP: Paul Raci – “Sound of Metal”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
WINNER: Youn Yuh-jung – “Minari”
RUNNER UP: Amanda Seyfried – “Mank”
RUNNER UP: “Soul”
BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM
RUNNER UP: “Collective”
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
RUNNER UP: “Martin Eden”
WINNER: “Promising Young Woman” – Emerald Fennell
RUNNER UP: “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” – Eliza Hittman
WINNER: “Small Axe” – Shabier Kirchner
RUNNER UP: “Nomadland” – Joshua James Richards
WINNER: “The Father” – Yorgos Lamprinos
RUNNER UP: “Time” – Gabriel Rhodes
BEST MUSIC SCORE
WINNER: “Soul” – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
RUNNER UP: “Lovers Rock” – Mica Levi
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
WINNER: “Mank” – Donald Graham Burt
RUNNER UP: “Beanpole” – Sergey Ivanov
NEW GENERATION PRIZE
WINNER: Radha Blank – “The 40-Year-Old Version”
THE DOUGLAS EDWARDS EXPERIMENTAL/INDEPENDENT FILM/VIDEO AWARD
WINNER: “Her Socialist Smile” – John Gianvito
WINNER: Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Harry Belafonte
WINNER: Norman Lloyd