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.
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
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