Nomadland wins big at OFCS Awards

Chloé Zhao takes Best Director

by Jennie Kermode

Frances McDormand as Fern in Nomadland
Frances McDormand as Fern in Nomadland

Nomadland has made a splash at the OFCS Awards with no fewer than six wins, including Best Director for Chloé Zhao and Best Actress for Frances McDormand, who plays a woman who packs her life into and RV and travels across the US. The film blends fiction and reality, looking at the lives of numerous different people who have chosen or been forced by circumstance to live that way.

Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman, which garnered a lot of attention on the festival circuit, won Best Début Feature and Best Original Screenplay.

Technical awards went to Sound Of Metal for sound design, Emma for costumes, Mank for Production Design and Tenet and The Invisible Man for visual effects, whilst there were lifetime achievement awards for Rob Bottin, David Byrne, Jane Fonda, Jean-Luc Godard and Frederick Wiseman.

The Online Film Critics Society is based in the US but has members around the world.

Those winners in full:-

Best Picture

Best Animated Feature

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Editing

Best Cinematography

Best Original Screenplay

  • Soul

Best Début Feature

Best Film Not In The English Language

Best Documentary

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

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