The Music City Film Critics Honor Promising Young Woman


Awards season continues!

Yesterday, the Music City Film Critics (that’s Nashville) announced their picks for the best of 2020!  They honored Promising Young Woman as Best Picture and Carey Mulligan for Best Actress.  Otherwise, the awards pretty much went to the usual suspects.  Chloe Zhao for Best Director.  Sacha Baron Cohen for Best Supporting Actor and Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor.  (I’m not looking forward to having to sit through any Oscar speeches from Sacha Baron Cohen so let’s hope the Academy is more impressed by either Boseman, Paul Raci, or Bill Murray.)  Aaron Sorkin picked up an award for his screenplay.  Same old, same old.  But at least the great Carey Mulligan got some recognition.

Here are the winners!

BEST FILM
Da 5 Bloods
First Cow
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Father
The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST DIRECTOR
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
David Fincher – Mank
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Florian Zeller – The Father
Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods

BEST ACTOR
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Gary Oldman – Mank
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bill Burr – The King of Staten Island
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (TIE)
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (TIE)
Olivia Colman – The Father
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari (TIE)

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Da 5 Bloods
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami…
The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Onward (dir. Dan Scanlon)
Over the Moon (dir. Glen Keane)
Scoob! (dir. Tony Cervone)
Soul (dir. Pete Docter)
Wolfwalkers (dir. Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Another Round (dir. Thomas Vinterberg)
Bacurau (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)
I’m No Longer Here (dir. Fernando Frías)
​The Platform (dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)
Dick Johnson is Dead (dir. Kirsten Johnson)
The Social Dilemma (dir. Jeff Orlowski)
Time (dir. Garrett Bradley)
You Cannot Kill David Arquette (dir. David Darg & Price James)

BEST SCREENPLAY
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman)
Mank (Jack Fincher)
Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)

BEST SONG
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – “Hear My Voice”
Eurovision Song Contest – “Husavik (My Hometown)”
Trolls: World Tour – “Just Sing”
Over the Moon – “Rocket to the Moon”
One Night in Miami… – “Speak Now”
Tenet – “The Plan”

BEST SCORE
Minari (Emile Mosseri)
Tenet (Ludwig Göransson)
Da 5 Bloods (Terence Blanchard)
Mank (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
Soul (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Da 5 Bloods (Newton Thomas Sigel)
Mank (Erik Messerschmidt)
News of the World (Dariusz Wolski)
Nomadland (Joshua James Richards)
Tenet (Hoyte van Hoytema)

BEST EDITING
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
Mank (Kirk Baxter)
Tenet (Jennifer Lame)
The Father (Yorgos Lamprinos)
The Invisible Man (Andy Canny) (TIE)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Alan Baumgarten) (TIE)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mank (Donald Graham Burt)
Emma. (Kave Quinn)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Mark Ricker)
Da 5 Bloods (Wynn Thomas)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Christina Casali)

The Jim Ridley Award
Awarded to Nashville musician William Tyler for his score for First Cow

Here Are The 2020 Music City Film Critics Association!


So, just in case anyone is wondering, the Music City Film Critics Association is based out of Nashville.  Personally, I like the fact that they used a nickname for their city in the name of their group.  The DFW Film Critics need to change their name to the Big D Film Critics.  I’ve been saying this for years.

Anyway, the winners won’t be announced until January 11th so you’ve got a lot of time to think about these nominees!  I’m happy to see that they nominated I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

​BEST FILM
Da 5 Bloods
First Cow
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Father
The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST DIRECTOR
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
David Fincher – Mank
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Florian Zeller – The Father
Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods

BEST ACTOR
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Gary Oldman – Mank
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bill Burr – The King of Staten Island
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Olivia Colman – The Father
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Da 5 Bloods
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami…
The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Onward (dir. Dan Scanlon)
Over the Moon (dir. Glen Keane)
Scoob! (dir. Tony Cervone)
Soul (dir. Pete Docter)
Wolfwalkers (dir. Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Another Round (dir. Thomas Vinterberg)
Bacurau (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)
I’m No Longer Here (dir. Fernando Frías)
​The Platform (dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)
Dick Johnson is Dead (dir. Kirsten Johnson)
The Social Dilemma (dir. Jeff Orlowski)
Time (dir. Garrett Bradley)
You Cannot Kill David Arquette (dir. David Darg & Price James)

BEST SCREENPLAY
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman)
Mank (Jack Fincher)
Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)

BEST SONG
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – “Hear My Voice”
Eurovision Song Contest – “Husavik (My Hometown)”
Trolls: World Tour – “Just Sing”
Over the Moon – “Rocket to the Moon”
One Night in Miami… – “Speak Now”
Tenet – “The Plan”

BEST SCORE
Minari (Emile Mosseri)
Tenet (Ludwig Göransson)
Da 5 Bloods (Terence Blanchard)
Mank (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
Soul (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Da 5 Bloods (Newton Thomas Sigel)
Mank (Erik Messerschmidt)
News of the World (Dariusz Wolski)
Nomadland (Joshua James Richards)
Tenet (Hoyte van Hoytema)

BEST EDITING
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
Mank (Kirk Baxter)
Tenet (Jennifer Lame)
The Father (Yorgos Lamprinos)
The Invisible Man (Andy Canny)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Alan Baumgarten)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mank (Donald Graham Burt)
Emma. (Kave Quinn)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Mark Ricker)
Da 5 Bloods (Wynn Thomas)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Christina Casali)

The Music City Film Critics Association Names 1917 the best of 2019!


Earlier today, the Music City Film Critics Association (that would be Nashville) announced their picks for the best of 2019!  1917 was their pick for the best film of the year!

Check out all of the nominees and winners below:

Jim Ridley Award, named after the late Nashville Scene editor/writer, honoring the film that best embodies the Nashville spirit:
– Bluebird
– The Dead Center
– The Peanut Butter Falcon
– Saint Cloud Hill
– Wild Rose (WINNER)

Best Picture:
– 1917 (WINNER)
– Apollo 11
– Jojo Rabbit
– Joker
-Knives Out
-Little Women
-Marriage Story
-Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
-Parasite
-The Irishman

Best Director:
– Sam Mendes, 1917 (WINNER)
– Greta Gerwig, Little Women
– Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
– Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
– Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Best Actor:
– Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
– Joaquin Phoenix, Joker (WINNER)
– Adam Driver, Marriage Story
– Taron Egerton, Rocketman
– Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress:
– Charlize Theron, Bombshell
– Awkwafina, The Farewell
– Renee Zellweger, Judy
– Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
– Lupita Nyong’o, Us (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actress:
– Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
– Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
– Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
– Florence Pugh, Little Women (WINNER)
– Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actor:
– Shia LeBeouf, Honey Boy
– Al Pacino, The Irishman
– Joe Pesci, The Irishman
– Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
– Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood (WINNER)

Best Animated Feature:
– Abominable
– Frozen II
– I Lost My Body
– Klaus
– Toy Story 4 (WINNER)

Best Documentary:
– Amazing Grace
– American Factory
– Apollo 11 (WINNER)
– One Child Nation
– Tell Me Who I Am

Best Screenplay:
– Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
– Rian Johnson, Knives Out
– Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
– Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won (story by Joon-ho), Parasite (WINNER)

Best Acting Ensemble:
– Avengers: Endgame
– Knives Out (WINNER)
– Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Parasite
– The Irishman

Best Foreign Film:
– Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)
– Pain and Glory (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)
– Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir. Céline Sciamma)
– Parasite (dir. Bong Joon-ho) (WINNER)

Best Young Actress:
– Kyliegh Curran, Doctor Sleep (WINNER)
– Lucy Gallina, The Irishman
– Sophia Lillis, IT: Chapter 2
– Thomasin McKenzie, Jojo Rabbit
– Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Shahadi Wright Joseph, Us

Best Young Actor:
– Jacob Tremblay, Good Boys
– Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
– Archie Yates, Jojo Rabbit
– Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit (WINNER)
– Evan Alex, Us

Best Action Film:
– Avengers: Endgame (WINNER)
– John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
– Spider-Man: Far from Home
– Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Horror Film:
– Doctor Sleep
– It: Chapter 2
– Midsommar
– Ready or Not
– Us (WINNER)

Best Comedy:
– Booksmart
– Dolemite is my Name
– Jojo Rabbit
– Knives Out (WINNER)
– Long Shot

Best Score:
– Thomas Newman, 1917
– Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker (WINNER)
– Randy Newman, Marriage Story
– John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
– Michael Abels, Us

Best Song:
– “Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
– “Stand Up,” Harriet
– “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman (WINNER)
– “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
– “Glasgow (No Place Like Home),” Wild Rose

Best Sound:
– 1917 (WINNER)
– Apollo 11
– Ford v. Ferrari
– Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Production Design:
– 1917
– Knives Out
– Little Women
– Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (WINNER)
– Parasite

Best Cinematography:
– Roger Deakins, 1917 (WINNER)
– Lawrence Sher, Joker
– Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Hong Kyung-pyo, Parasite
– Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse

Best Editing:
– Lee Smith, 1917 (WINNER)
– Fred Raskin, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Yang Jin-mo, Parasite
– Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman

Best Music Film:
– Amazing Grace
– Blinded by the Light
– Rocketman (WINNER)
– Wild Rose
– Yesterday

Here Are The 2019 Nominations of the Music City Film Critics Association!


The Music City Film Critics Association announced their nominees for the best of 2019 on Monday and here they are….

What?  You’ve never heard of the Music City Film Critics Association?  They are a group of film critics in the Nashville, Tennessee area.  Make sense now?

Anyway, here are their nominees:

Jim Ridley Award, named after the late Nashville Scene editor/writer, honoring the film that best embodies the Nashville’s spirit:

– Bluebird
– The Dead Center
– The Peanut Butter Falcon
– Saint Cloud Hill
– Wild Rose

Best Picture:

– 1917
– Apollo 11
– Jojo Rabbit
– Joker
-Knives Out
-Little Women
-Marriage Story
-Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
-Parasite
-The Irishman

Best Director:

– Sam Mendes, 1917
– Greta Gerwig, Little Women
– Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
– Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
– Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Best Actor:

– Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
– Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
– Adam Driver, Marriage Story
– Taron Egerton, Rocketman
– Adam Sandler,  Uncut Gems

Best Actress:

– Charlize Theron, Bombshell
– Awkwafina, The Farewell
– Renee Zellweger, Judy
– Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
– Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Best Supporting Actress:

– Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
– Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
– Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
– Florence Pugh, Little Women
– Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actor:

– Shia LeBeouf, Honey Boy
– Al Pacino, The Irishman
– Joe Pesci, The Irishman
– Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
– Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood

Best Animated Feature:

– Abominable
– Frozen II
– I Lost My Body
– Klaus
– Toy Story 4

Best Documentary:

– Amazing Grace
– American Factory
– Apollo 11
– One Child Nation
– Tell Me Who I Am

Best Screenplay:

– Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
– Rian Johnson, Knives Out
– Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
– Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won (story by Joon-ho), Parasite

Best Acting Ensemble:

– Avengers: Endgame
– Knives Out
– Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Parasite
– The Irishman

Best Foreign Film:

– Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)
– Pain and Glory (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)
– Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir. Céline Sciamma)
– Parasite (dir. Bong Joon-ho)

Best Young Actress:

– Kyliegh Curran, Doctor Sleep
– Lucy Gallina, The Irishman
– Sophia Lillis, IT: Chapter 2
– Thomasin McKenzie, Jojo Rabbit
– Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Shahadi Wright Joseph, Us

Best Young Actor:

– Jacob Tremblay, Good Boys
– Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
– Archie Yates, Jojo Rabbit
– Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
– Evan Alex, Us

Best Action Film:

– Avengers: Endgame
– John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
– Spider-Man: Far from Home
– Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Horror Film:

– Doctor Sleep
– It: Chapter 2
– Midsommar
– Ready or Not
– Us

Best Comedy:

– Booksmart
– Dolemite is my Name
– Jojo Rabbit
– Knives Out
– Long Shot

Best Score:

– Thomas Newman, 1917
– Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
– Randy Newman, Marriage Story
– John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
– Michael Abels, Us

Best Song:

– “Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
– “Stand Up,” Harriet
– “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
– “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
– “Glasgow (No Place Like Home),” Wild Rose

Best Sound:

– 1917
– Apollo 11
– Ford v. Ferrari
– Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Production Design:

– 1917
– Knives Out
– Little Women
– Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Parasite

Best Cinematography:

– Roger Deakins, 1917
– Lawrence Sher, Joker
– Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Hong Kyung-pyo, Parasite
– Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse

Best Editing:

– Lee Smith, 1917
– Fred Raskin, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
– Yang Jin-mo, Parasite
– Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman

Best Music Film:

– Amazing Grace
– Blinded by the Light
– Rocketman
– Wild Rose
– Yesterday