And the winners are…

On Jan. 18, the Denver Film Critics Society—16 writers and broadcasters working in and around the Mile High City, of which I am one—announced their picks for the best of 2020.

Of the 42 movies nominated, The Trial of the Chicago 7 led the way with three awards (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay) while Soul nabbed two.

The full list of nominees can be found here. What did my ballot look like? Click here.

Best Picture

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan as Cassandra and Bo Burnham as Ryan in Promising Young Woman. Credit: Merie Weismiller Wallace / Focus Features

Best Actress

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Supporting Actress

Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a Woman

Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman in The Trial of the Chicago 7. Credit Niko Tavernise/NETFLIX

Best Supporting Actor

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Sci-Fi/Horror

The Invisible Man

Best Animated Feature


Dev Patel as David Copperfield in The Personal History of David Copperfield. Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Best Comedy

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Best Visual Effects


Best Original Screenplay

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Orion Lee as King-Lu and John Magaro as Cookie in First Cow. Credit: Allyson Riggs/A24 Films

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt, First Cow

Best Documentary

Boys State

Best Original Song

“Speak Now,” written by Sam Ashworth and Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami…

Best Original Score

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Soul

Steven Yeun, Alan S. Kim, Yuh-Jung Youn, Yeri Han, Noel Cho in Minari. Credit: Josh Ethan Johnson/A24

Best Non-English Language Feature