The Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Honors Nomadland!

The Greater Western New York Film Critics Association — seriously, try saying that five times fast — has announced their picks for the best of 2020 and they went with Nomadland.  I know that’s probably a shock as Nomadland hasn’t really been much of a precursor player this awards season.  Anyway, I’ll give you a few minutes to recover from my sarcasm.


Okay, let’s continue.

Anyway, you can see the GWNYFCA nominations here.  And you can see the winners below:

Best Picture: Nomadland

Best Film In A Foreign Language: Minari

Best Animated Film: Wolfwalkers

Best Documentary: Time

Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland

Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Nomadland

Best Actor: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung in Minari

Best Supporting Actor: Paul Raci in Sound of Metal

Best Adapted Screenplay: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland

Best Original Screenplay: Eliza Hittman for Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best Cinematography: Joshua James Richards for Nomadland

Best Editing: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland

Best Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for Soul

Breakthrough Director: Darius Marder for Sound of Metal

Breakthrough Performance: Paul Raci in Sound of Metal

Music Video of the Day: You Can’t Change That by Raydio (1979, directed by ????)

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Today’s music video of the day is for Raydio’s You Can’t Change That.  Raydio is an American funk band that was founded by Ray Parker. Jr.  Though they had a handful of hits, including You Can’t Change That, Parker is still probably best known for performing the Ghostbusters theme song.

Like many of the music videos that were made in the days before MTV, this is a performance clip and it keeps thing simple.  This was before videos’ came to be seen a mini-movies and before every music video director was looking to move up to feature films. You Can’t Change That keeps things simple and it’s just right for the song.