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The Bloomies for 2020 ~ 50th Anniversary Edition

With the closing of cinemas because of the pandemic and the general fragmentation of film distribution, I have been unable to view some major 2020 films. For purposes of The Bloomies, these will be treated as 2021 films.

The 50th Bloomies have added the BEST OF THE DECADE (2010-2019) and have expanded the BEST OF THE BEST list to cover the years 2010 to 2019.

English Language Films
Foreign Language Films

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (C. Kaufman )
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (G. Wolfe)
The Song of Names (F. Girard)
Motherless Brooklyn (E. Norton)
The Burnt Orange Heresy (G. Capotondi)
*The Comey Rule (B. Ray)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (A. Sorkin)
Mank (D. Fincher)
First Cow (K. Reichardt)
Promising Young Woman (E. Fennell)
Waiting For The Barbarians (C. Guerra)
Just Mercy (D. Cretton)
Nomadland (C. Zhao)
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (E. Hittman)
The 24th (K. Willmott)
Waves (T.E. Shults)
The Lodge (V. Franz & S. Fiala)
The Dig (S. Stone)
Queen & Slim (M. Matsoukas)
The Assistant (K. Green)
A Rainy Day in New York (W. Allen)
Light of My Life (C. Affleck)
A Call to Spy (L.D. Pilcher)

*TV miniseries in which all episodes have the same director. Equivalent to a long movie.

**J'Accuse has not been distributed in some countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, because of a boycott of the films of Roman Polanski.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (C. Sciamma)
**J'Accuse (R. Polanski)
*Unorthodox (M. Schrader)
The Legend of Tomiris (A. Satayev)
Beanpole (K. Balagov)
The Traitor (M. Bellocchio)
The White Tiger (R. Bahrani)
Papicha (M. Meddour)


English Language Film – I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Foreign Language Film – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Director – (1) CÚline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire); (2) Charlie Kaufman (I'm Thinking of Ending Things)

Original Screenplay – Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Screenplay Adaptation – Charlie Kaufman (I'm Thinking of Ending Things)

Cinematography – Erik Messerschmidt (Mank)

Film Editing – I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Original Music Score – Renat Gaisin and Alim Zairov (The Legend of Tomiris)

Actor – Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Others  –  Gary Oldman (Mank); Mark Rylance (Waiting For The Barbarians); Edward Norton (Motherless Brooklyn); Claes Bang (The Burnt Orange Heresy); Brendan Gleeson (The Comey Rule); Pierfrancesco Favino (The Traitor); Daniel Kaluuya (Queen & Slim); Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Waves); Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7); Aldis Hodge (Clemency); Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round); Luca Marinelli (Martin Eden); Casey Affleck (Light of My Life)

Actress – Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Others  – Andra Day (The United States vs Billie Holiday); Shira Haas (Unorthodox); Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman); Vasilisa Perelygina (Beanpole); Radha Blank (The Forty-Year-Old Version); Alfre Woodard (Clemency); Elizabeth Debicki (The Burnt Orange Heresy); Frances McDormand (Nomadland); Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman); Glenn Close & Amy Adams (Hillbilly Elegy)

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