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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  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • The Father
  • Hamilton
  • Small Axe
  • Minari
  • Disclosure
  • Sound of Metal
  • Wolfwalkers
  • The Year of the Discovery
  • Soul
  • Bacurau
  • Quo vadis, Aida?
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Little Girl
  • Rocks
  • Nomadland
  • Mayor
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • The Wolf House
  • Another Round
  • Boys State
  • Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • The Mole Agent
  • Collective
  • Identifying Features
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Feels Good Man
  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
  • First Cow
  • Josep
  • Nine Days
  • Limbo
  • Joker
  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
  • The Reason I Jump
  • Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra
  • Mr. SOUL!
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
  • Les Misérables
  • Time
  • Palm Springs
  • The Painter and the Thief
  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Adolescents
  • The Dissident
  • Babyteeth
  • The Endless Trench
  • Inconvenient Indian
  • One Night in Miami...
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Beanpole
  • The Truffle Hunters
  • Becoming
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • Nasir
  • Brazen Hussies
  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
  • All In: The Fight for Democracy
  • Bye Bye Morons
  • A Thousand Cuts
  • Landfall
  • Bad Education
  • Gunda
  • Giving Voice
  • Schoolgirls
  • Acasă, My Home
  • Saudi Runaway
  • The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
  • Two of Us
  • Softie
  • One in a Thousand
  • The Disciple
  • The Fight
  • Possessor
  • Uncle Frank
  • Through the Night
  • Emma.
  • Mogul Mowgli
  • Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan
  • Five Years North
  • Saint Maud
  • I Carry You with Me
  • Lingua Franca
  • There Is No Evil
  • The Strong Ones
  • Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
  • Beans
  • Farewell Amor
  • Universe
  • Onward
  • The Woman Who Ran
  • Residue
  • Beasts Clawing at Straws
  • The Invisible Man