LA Film Critics Awards: Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ Wins Best Picture, ‘Nomadland’ Is Runner-Up

The voting for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s (Lafca) best films and best performances of 2020 is underway — virtually of course — on Sunday.

The awards are announced via the group’s Twitter account.

The group is led by Claudia Puig as president, with more than 60 other journalists comprising the voters.

The top prizes went to Steve McQueen’s Amazon anthology film series “Small Axe” for Best Picture, plus Best Director Chloé Zhao, Best Actor Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), and Best Actress Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”).The Lafca vote arrives on the heels of Friday’s New York Film Critics Circle announcements, which crowned Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow” as the best film of the year, and Chloé Zhao as the best director of the year for “Nomadland.”These awards are a chance for voters to shine a light on under-appreciated gems, or throw support behind films

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