2020’s watch list

Best Picture:

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Collective

Da 5 Bloods

David Byrne’s American Utopia

Historias Lamentables (Unfortunate Stories)

Mank

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Soul

Best Director:

Javier Fesser, Historias Lamentables

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

David Fincher, Mank

Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actress:

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Wunmi Musaku, His House

Best Actor:

Javier Bardem, The Roads not Taken

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Ivan Massagué, The Platform (El Hoyo)

Gary Oldman, Mank

(note: it was not easy to leave out Delroy Lindo and Riz Ahmed)

Best Supporting Actress:

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Laura Gómez-Lacueva, Historias Lamentables

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

Best Supporting Actor:

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Arliss Howard, Mank

Alfred Molina, Promising Young Woman (despite being almost a cameo)

Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Mark Rylance, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father

Nomadland

One Night in Miami

The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay:

Da 5 Bloods

Collective

Historias Lamentables

Mank

Promising Young Woman

Best Score:

Historias Lamentables

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Soul

Best Song:

Double Trouble – Eurovision Song Contest: the story of Fire Saga

Husavik (My Hometown) – Eurovision Song Contest: the story of Fire Saga

Jaja Ding Dong – Eurovision Song Contest: the story of Fire Saga

Lion of Love – Eurovision Song Contest: the story of Fire Saga

Wuhan Flu Song – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Film Editing:

Da 5 Bloods

Historias Lamentables

Mank

Promising Young Woman

Tenet

Best Cinematography:

Da 5 Bloods

David Byrne’s American Utopia

Historias Lamentables

Mank

Nomadland

Best Production Design:

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Onward

The Platform (El Hoyo)

Soul

Best Costume Design:

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Mulan

Promising Young Woman

Best Sound:

Da 5 Bloods

The Invisible Man

Soul

Sound of Metal

Tenet

Best Visual Effects:

Greenland

The Invisible Man

Mulan

Sonic: The Hedgehog

Tenet

Best Make Up and Hairstyle:

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

I’m thinking of ending things

Mank

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Animated:

Onward

Over the Moon

Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddom

Soul

The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Best Documentary:

Collective

David Byrne’s American Utopia

Dick Johnson is Dead

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

The Yorkshire Ripper

(note: streaming Miniseries under 4 hours long, are rated as films)

Nomadland ***** / A+

Promising Young Woman ***** / A+

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm ***** / A+

Historias Lamentables (Unfortunate Stories) ***** / A+

Out (Short film, Pixar) ***** / A+

David Byrne’s American Utopia ***** / A+

Da 5 Bloods ***** / A+

Mank ***** / A+

Collective (Doc) ***** / A+

The Godfather’s Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone ***** / A+ (as it is a new cut of The Godfather Part III, not ellegible for this year’s “awards”… the original cut was my #1 of 1990, anyways)

Soul ***** / A+

Dick Johnson is Dead ***** / A+

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (Doc) ***** / A+

The Platform (El Hoyo) ***** / A

His House ***** / A

Tenet ***** / A

The Father ***** / A-

Palm Springs ***** / A-

Circus of Books (Doc) ***** / A-

The Yorkshire Ripper (Doc, miniseries) ***** / A-

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom ***** / A-

One Night in Miami ***** 1/2 / B+

The Trial of the Chicago 7 **** 1/2 / B+

The Invisible Man **** / B

La Vita Davanti a Sé (The Life Ahead) **** / B

Uncle Frank **** / B

The White Tiger **** / B

Judas and the Black Messiah **** / B

Shaun the Sheep: Farmaggeddom **** / B

The Roads Not Taken **** / B

Vento Seco (Dry Wind) **** / B

The Boys in the Band **** / B

American Murder: The Family Next Door **** / B

The Social Dilemma **** / B

Onward **** / B-

The New Mutants **** / B-

Home (Hogar) **** / B-

Valley Girl **** / B-

I’m thinking on ending things *** 1/2 / C+

The Vast of Night *** 1/2 / C+

7500 *** 1/2 / C+

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga *** 1/2 / C+

Tudo Bem no Natal que Bem (Just another Christmas) *** 1/2 / C+

Greenland *** 1/2 / C+

#Alive *** / C

Kadaver *** / C

Crip Camp (Doc) *** / C

Over the Moon *** / C

Fatman *** / C

The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge on the Run *** / C

Hillbilly Elegy *** / C

An American Pickle *** / C

My Octopus Teacher *** / C

Wasp Network *** / C

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Doc) *** / C

The Babysitter: Killer Queen *** / C-

The Willoughbys *** / C-

The Block Island Sound *** / C-

Bad Education ** 1/2 / D

Sonic The Hedgehog ** 1/2 / D

Love and Monsters ** / D

PLAN: Planen var at “Børning 3” med “Roy”, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, skulle åpne nye Hamar kino – med premiere 12. august. Foto: Eirik Evjen *** Local Caption *** PLAN: Planen var at “Børning 3” med “Roy”, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, skulle åpne nye Hamar kino – med premiere 12. august. Foto: Eirik Evjen

Borning 3 ** / D

Superintelligence ** / D

Midnight Sky ** / D

Birds of Prey ** / D

The Prom ** / D

Mulan ** / D

Explota Explota ** / D

Artemis Fowl ** / D

Salir del Ropero (So my Grandma’s a Lesbian) ** / D

Modo Aviao (Flight Mode, Netflix) * 1/2 / E

Ni de Coña * / E

Wonder Woman 1984 * / E

Orígenes Secretos * / E

Vampyres vs. the Bronx 1/2 * / F

Hubie’s Halloween 1/2 * / F

Get Duked! 1/2 * / F

Minari 0 / F