Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“Nomadland” Wins National Society of Film Critics, Actors Frances McDormand, Delroy Lindo, “Borat” Actress, Actor from “Sound of Metal”


The National Society of Film Critics has been voting this afternoon. Their choices are solid, and not far from other critics’ groups.

Best Picture, Director, and Actress all go to “Nomadland,” star Frances McDormand, director Chloe Zhao. That will all repeat at the Oscars in April I predict. “Nomadland” also won cinematography.

Best Actor goes to Delroy Lindo from Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods.” This is an actor who’s had a stellar career and is now reaping the rewards, justifiably.

The supporting actors are little off beat, but they’re fine. Maria Bakalova of “Borat 2” is the supporting actress choice. Paul Raci, the deaf actor from “The Sound of Metal,” is supporting actor. As good as they were, I would have chosen Candice Bergen, and Glynn Turman.

Screenplay went to “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with strange runners up “First Cow” and “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” If this is the vein they were going in, I’m surprised “Minari,” better than all those, didn’t win.

What I liked most about this critics meeting is that they dedicated it to the late critic and writer William Wolf, who died last year from COVID. We all miss him.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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