The Nevada Film Critics Society have announced their winners and it’s a very big day for Promising Young Woman, as Emerald Fennell’s drama swept the main categories, winning Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Actress for star Carey Mulligan.
The other contenders were left looking for categories where Promising Young Woman wasn’t competing, which led to some interesting selections, including the first critics’ win for Glenn Close for her supporting performance in Hillbilly Elegy. After Close showed up at all of the major precursors, people have been wondering if she’s got what it takes to finally bring home the Oscar, and here’s an indication that even the critics are appreciating her performance.
For all of the winners from the NFCS, see below:
Best Film – Promising Young Woman
Best Actor – Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal & Anthony Hopkins for The Father (TIE)
Best Actress – Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Supporting Actress – Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Best Director – Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Best Original Screenplay – Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Best Adapted Screenplay – Florian Zeller and Chris Hampton – The Father
Best Documentary – The Dissident
Best Animated Movie – Soul
Best Production Design – Donald Graham Burt – Mank
Best Cinematography – Hoyte van Hoytenna – Tenet
Best Visual Effects – Tenet