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The Women Film Critics Circle Association unveil their 2020 award winners

The Women Film Critics Circle has announced its 2O20 Awards on March 8th International Women’s Day for the best movies this year by and about women – and outstanding achievements by women, who get to be rarely honored historically in the film world.

Emerald Lilly Fennell’s Promising Young Woman was the big winner of the award, scooping three awards in total, while Regina King was honoured with the Acting and Activism Award and Julie Andrews picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out the full list of the winners below:

Best Movie About a Woman

WINNER: Promising Young Woman
Runner Up: Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Ammonite
Antebellum

Best Movie By a Woman

WINNER: Nomadland – Chloe Zhao
Runner Up: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Eliza Hittman
One Night in Miami – Regina King

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

WINNER: Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Eliza Hittman
Runner Up: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
Nomadland – Chloe Zhao
The United States vs. Billie Holiday – Suzan-Lori Parks

Best Actress

WINNER: Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Runner Up (tie): Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Runner Up (tie): Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Actor

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Runner Up: Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Best Foreign Film By or About Women

WINNER: La Llorona
Runner Up: True Mothers
The Truth (La Verite)
Two of Us (Deux)

Best Documentary By or About Women

WINNER: Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story
Runner Up: Time
All In
I Am Greta

Best Equality of the Sexes

WINNER: Emma
Runner Up: I Care a Lot
Malcolm & Marie
Radioactive

Best Animated Female

WINNER: Fei Fei – Over the Moon
Runner Up: Mebh Og MacTire – Wolfwalkers
Libba – Soul
Robyn Goodfellowe – Wolfwalkers

Best Screen Couple

WINNER: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite
Runner Up: Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel – News of the World
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti – Palm Springs
Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier – Two of Us (Deux)

Adrienne Shelly Award

For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women

WINNER: Promising Young Woman
Runner Up: The Invisible Man
I’m Your Woman
The Assistant

Josephine Baker Award

For best expressing the woman of color experience in America

WINNER: Miss Juneteenth
Runner Up: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Antebellum
The Forty-Year-Old Version

Karen Morley Award

For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity

WINNER: The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Runner Up: Shirley
Radium Girls
The Glorias

Acting and Activism Award

Regina King – The first celebrity to commit to the Time’s Up ‘4% Challenge’ which urges the industry to hire more women directors, the award winning actress has also pledged to have women make up fifty percent of the crews for her films.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Julie Andrews

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