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March 12, 2021 by Jorge Ignacio Castillo

Nomadland, the story a homeless woman who travels across the American West to survive in the gig economy was named Best International Film of 2020 by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

Nomadland won a total of three awards. The director of the film, Chloé Zhao, was voted Best Director, and the protagonist, Frances McDormand was chosen Best Actress.

The immigrant drama Minari emerged victorious in two categories: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress, Yuh-jung Youn.

The VFCC voted Chadwick Boseman Best Actor for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Daniel Kaluuya won the Best Supporting Actor category with his work in Judas and the Black Messiah

The Best Screenplay award went to Aaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7. The Rumanian feature Collective was voted Best Documentary.

The winners of the Canadian section of the VFCC awards will be announced at a virtual ceremony to take place next March 8th.


Best Picture: Nomadland

Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn, Minari

Best Documentary: Collective

Best Foreign Language Film: Minari

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