And the nominees are…

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Denver Film Critics Society—16 writers and broadcasters working in and around the Mile High City, of which I am one—announced their nominees for the best of 2020.

In total, 42 movies received nominations with Minari leading the pack with six nominations. Nomadland, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Soul each netted five. Four for Mank.

The winners will be announced early next week.

Best Picture

Minari
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7
First Cow
Soul

Best Director

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
David Fincher, Mank
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Pete Docter, Soul
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Best Actress

Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Gary Oldman, Mank
Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Steven Yuen, Minari

Best Supporting Actress

Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a Woman
Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Supporting Actor

Bill Murray, On the Rocks
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
Bo Burnham, Promising Young Woman
David Strathairn, Nomadland
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Sci-Fi/Horror

The Vast of Night
Possessor
The Invisible Man
Tenet
Freaky

Best Animated Feature

Wolfwalkers
Soul
The Wolf House
Onward
Over the Moon

Best Comedy

The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Climb
Palm Springs
Birds of Prey
The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Visual Effects

Tenet
The Midnight Sky
The Invisible Man
Greyhound
Birds of Prey

Best Original Screenplay

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version
Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers, Soul
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami
Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best Documentary

Boys State
All In: The Fight for Democracy
The Social Dilemma
The Truffle Hunters
Dick Johnson Is Dead

Best Original Song

“Poverty Porn,” The Forty-Year-Old Version
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami
“Wear Your Crown,” The Prom
“Rocket to the Moon,” Over the Moon
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Original Score

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Soul
Alexander Desplat, The Midnight Sky
Terence Blanchard, One Night in Miami…
Ludwig Goransson, Tenet
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank

Best Non-English Language Feature

The Life Ahead
Martin Eden
Another Round
Minari
I’m No Longer Here