Minari dominated the Austin Film Critics Association’s 2020 awards, winning 6 prizes including Best Film, Best Foreign-Language Film, Best Director for Lee Isaac Chung, and Best Ensemble. Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film.
Other winning films include Boys State received the prize for Best Documentary.
The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award went to Radha Blank for her film, The 40-Year-Old Version.
Winners 2020 Austin Film Critics Association’s Awards
Top Ten Films:
3. Promising Young Woman
4. First Cow
5. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
6. One Night in Miami…
7. (tie) Palm Springs and Sound of Metal
9. (tie) The Invisible Man and Mank
Best Film: Minari (dir: Lee Isaac Chung)
Best Director: Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Ensemble: Minari
Best Original Screenplay: Lee Issac Chung, Minari
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Best Cinematography: Joshua James Richards, Nomadland
Best Score: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste, Soul
Best Editing: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Best Foreign-Language Film: Minari (dir: Lee Isaac Chung)
Best Documentary: Boys State (dir: Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine)
Best Animated Film: Wolfwalkers (dir: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart)
Best Stunts: The Invisible Man
Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance: Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man
Best First Film: Promising Young Woman (dir: Emerald Fennell)
The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award: Radha Blank, The 40-Year-Old Version
Austin Film Award: Greenland (dir: Ric Roman Waugh)
Special Honorary Award: Honoring Miss Juneteenth with a “Texas Spirit” award, for exemplifying the creative output of the film industry here in the Lone Star State, as well as embodying the character of our community.