SFBAFCC 2020 Awards

SFBAFCC Awards for Achievement in Film Categories

We are pleased to announce the winners for 2020, for categories that were particularly close we’ve denoted Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners for 2020.

Best Picture

  • “First Cow” (Honorable Mention)
  • “Minari”
  • “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • “Nomadland” (WINNER)
  • “Promising Young Woman”

Best Director

  • Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” (WINNER)
  • Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
  • Kelly Reichardt, “First Cow”
  • Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari”

Best Original Screenplay

  • Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
  • Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
  • Jack Fincher, “Mank”
  • Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” (WINNER)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Charlie Kaufman, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”
  • Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland”
  • Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond, “First Cow” (WINNER)
  • Kemp Powers, “One Night in Miami”
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Best Actor

  • Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”
  • Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (WINNER)
  • Delroy Lindo, “Da 5 Bloods”
  • Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”
  • Steven Yeun, “Minari”

Best Actress

  • Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman” (Honorable Mention)
  • Elisabeth Moss, “The Invisible Man”
  • Frances McDormand, “Nomadland” (WINNER)
  • Sidney Flanigan, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  • Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Chadwick Boseman, “Da 5 Bloods”
  • David Strathairn, “Nomadland”
  • Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”
  • Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal” (WINNER)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, “Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”
  • Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Father”
  • Toni Collette, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”
  • Youn Yuh-jung, “Minari” (WINNER)

Best Animated Feature

  • “Marona’s Fantastic Tale”
  • “Onward”
  • “Over the Moon”
  • “Soul” (WINNER)
  • “Wolfwalkers”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “Another Round” (WINNER)
  • “Bacurau”
  • “Collective”
  • “La Llorona”
  • “Two of Us”

Best Documentary

  • “Collective” (WINNER)
  • “Crip Camp”
  • “Boys State” (Honorable Mention)
  • “The Truffle Hunters”
  • “Time”

Best Cinematography

  • Christopher Blauvelt, “First Cow” (WINNER)
  • Erik Messerschmidt, “Mank”
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Tenet”
  • Joshua James Richards, “Nomadland” (Honorable Mention)
  • Newton Thomas Sigel, “Da 5 Bloods”

Best Production Design

  • Production Designer: Anthony Gasparro, Set Decorator: Vanessa Knoll, “First Cow” (WINNER)
  • Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale, “Mank”
  • Production Designer: Barry Robinson, Art Director: Mark Zuelzke, Set Decorator: Janessa Hitsman: “One Night in Miami”
  • Production Designer: Nathan Crowley, Set Decorator: Kathy Lucas: “Tenet”

Best Film Editing

  • Alan Baumgarten, “The Trial of Chicago 7”
  • Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” (WINNER)
  • Jennifer Lame, “Tenet”
  • Kirk Baxter, “Mank”
  • Yorgos Lamprinos, “The Father”

Best Original Score

  • Emile Mosseri, “Minari”
  • Terence Blanchard, “Da 5 Bloods”
  • Terence Blanchard, “One Night in Miami”
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Mank”
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste “Soul” (WINNER)

Special Citation for Independent Cinema

  • “La Llorona” (WINNER – Tie)
  • “The Last Tree”
  • “Sh*thouse” (WINNER – Tie)

2020 Marlon Riggs Award

We award the Marlon Riggs to Bay Area filmmaker(s) or individual(s) who represents courage and innovation in the world of cinema.

Dawn Porter