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Chadwick Boseman takes home Best Actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Chadwick Boseman takes home Best Actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom while Carey Mulligan wins Best Actress for Promising Young Woman at Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Just four months after his tragic passing, the late Chadwick Boseman picked up a posthumous award for his final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

Boseman, who passed from colon cancer in late August, won Best Actor at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards on Sunday afternoon.

Carey Mulligan took home the Best Actress award for her performance in Focus Features’ Promising Young Woman, arriving in theaters on Christmas Day. 

Best Actor: Just four months after his tragic passing, the late Chadwick Boseman picked up a posthumous award for his final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan took home the Best Actress award for her performance in Focus Features' Promising Young Woman, arriving in theaters on Christmas Day

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan took home the Best Actress award for her performance in Focus Features’ Promising Young Woman, arriving in theaters on Christmas Day

Boseman plays Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, alongside Viola Davis’ title character, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson.

Boseman beat out Riz Ahmed, who was named runner-up in the category for his performance in The Sound of Metal.

The late actor’s co-star Glynn Turman also won for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as Toledo, with the 73-year-old becoming the oldest actor to win the award.

Last role: Boseman plays Levee in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, alongside Viola Davis' title character, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson

Last role: Boseman plays Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, alongside Viola Davis’ title character, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson

Viola Davis also took runner-up to Promising Young Woman’s Mulligan in the Best Actress category.

Mulligan has also won the Sunset Film Circle Awards for her portraying Cassandra, a woman haunted by her past who seeks vengeance against the men who try to take advantage of her.

Promising Young Woman writer-director Emerald Fennell also won Best Screenplay, with Eliza Hittman getting runner-up for Never Rarely Sometimes Always. 

Cassandra: Mulligan has also won the Sunset Film Circle Awards for her portraying Cassandra, a woman haunted by her past who seeks vengeance against the men who try to take advantage of her

Cassandra: Mulligan has also won the Sunset Film Circle Awards for her portraying Cassandra, a woman haunted by her past who seeks vengeance against the men who try to take advantage of her

Writer-director: Promising Young Woman writer-director Emerald Fennell also won Best Screenplay, with Eliza Hittman getting runner-up for Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Writer-director: Promising Young Woman writer-director Emerald Fennell also won Best Screenplay, with Eliza Hittman getting runner-up for Never Rarely Sometimes Always

The Best Film winner could certainly shake up awards season, with LAFC picking Small Axe, a series of five films directed by Steve McQueen.

Small Axe also won Best Cinematography for Shabier Kirchner’s work behind the camera, while McQueen took runner-up for Best Director to Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand.

Zhao had previously won the New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Director, and if she wins the National Board of Review, she would be the first woman to win what is known as the ‘precursor trifecta,’ with every other trifecta winner earning an Oscar nomination. 

Nomadland: Small Axe also won Best Cinematography for Shabier Kirchner's work behind the camera, while McQueen took runner-up for Best Director to Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand

Nomadland: Small Axe also won Best Cinematography for Shabier Kirchner’s work behind the camera, while McQueen took runner-up for Best Director to Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand

Other winners include taking Best Supporting Actress for Minari, with Amanda Seyfried taking runner-up for Mank. 

Wolfwalkers won Best Animated Film, with Soul taking runner-up, while Time earned Best Documentary/Non-Fiction, with Collective getting runner-up.

Beanpole won Best Foreign Language Film, with Martin Eden earning runner-up honors.

You can take a look at the full list of winners and runner-ups below. 

2020 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Winners

Best Picture: Small Axe – Runner up: Nomadland

Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland – Runner up: Steve McQueen, Small Axe

Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Runner up: Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal 

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman – Runner up: Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Supporting Actor: Glynn Turman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Runner up: Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn, Minari – Runner up: Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Best Animated Film: Wolfwalkers – Runner up: Soul

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction: Time – Runner up: Collective

Best Foreign Language Film: Beanpole – Runner up: Martin Eden

Best Screenplay: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell – Runner up: Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Eliza Hittman

Best Cinematography: Small Axe – Shabier Kirchner – Runner up: Nomadland – Joshua James Richards

Best Editing: The Father – Yorgos Lamprinos – Runner up: Time – Gabriel Rhodes

Best Music/Score: Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Runner up: Lovers Rock – Mica Levi

Best Production Design: Mank – Donald Graham Burt – Runner up: Beanpole – Sergey Ivanov

New Generation Prize: Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version 

Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Award: John Gianvito’s Her Socialist Smile 

Career Achievement: Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Harry Belafonte

Legacy Award: Norman Lloyd

 

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