Awards Season 2020—2021

Welcome to the 2020–2021 motion picture awards season, where we keep track of the major feature film and feature documentary winners throughout the year.

We include several big festival prizes from Sundance, the Berlinale, Cannes, Venice, Toronto and London. Then we roll on into the business end of the year, from November through until the 93rd Academy Awards (which are delayed to April 25, 2021 due to Covid-19). We include major guilds, significant critics associations, select international awards, and several popular awards–e.g. E! People’s Choice–because people are people, too.

The list is ranked by each film’s weighted average rating (highest first). Read the notes for award specifics. We create separate Letterboxd lists for the biggest categories at the biggest events…

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  • Nomadland
  • Minari
  • The Father
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Boys State
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • Time
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Another Round
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Nine Days
  • Feels Good Man
  • The Mole Agent
  • The Reason I Jump
  • Les Misérables
  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
  • The Painter and the Thief
  • Nasir
  • Inconvenient Indian
  • Bad Education
  • One Night in Miami...
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • The Woman Who Ran
  • The Fight
  • I Carry You With Me
  • Acasa, My Home
  • The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
  • Identifying Features
  • Pieces of a Woman
  • Beasts Clawing at Straws
  • Softie
  • Charm City Kings
  • Beans
  • Epicentro
  • The Apollo
  • Undine
  • Bad Tales
  • The Cloud in Her Room
  • Shirley
  • Hidden Away
  • The Disciple
  • Last Days of Spring
  • Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan
  • Beginning
  • The Wasteland
  • Slow Singing
  • DAU. Natasha
  • One in a Thousand
  • Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness
  • Any Crybabies Around?
  • New Order
  • Shadow in the Cloud
  • Encounters
  • There Is No Evil
  • Wife of a Spy
  • Delete History
  • Surge
  • Padrenostro
  • Irradiated
  • Cuties