Awards Leaderboard: Top Movies of 2020 - Rotten Tomatoes


by | January 12, 2021 | Comments

From December through April, the best movies of 2020/2021 are recognized by the press, fans, and members of the film industry in dozens of awards competitions. With the added wrinkle of an extended season of mostly streaming titles due to the pandemic shutting down theaters, we’re your perfect one-stop-shop to keep track of who is winning.

We’ve put together a ranking of movies by the number of awards won and their respective categories, including all of the major professional guild awards. This year, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, and AppleTV+ are positioned to make waves as the bigger budget offerings that typically dominate this time of year have been postponed to the 2021-2022 season.

The Trial of the Chicago 7One Night in MiamiPalm Springs, and Pixar’s Soul are all in the conversation for multiple categories, and while the traditional studios are not sitting out completely, it remains to be seen if Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland or Emerald Fennel’s Promising Young Woman will have what it takes to win big in what we’re calling “The Netflix Season.”

Read on to find out where your favorite movies stand, and let us know what you think in the comments. 

Nomadland (2020) 96%

 45 wins

Soul (2020) 96%

 17 wins

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) 98%

16 wins

Minari (2020) 100%

15 wins

  • BOFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • LAFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • BOFC: Best Score
  • NCFC: Best Film
  • NCFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • NCFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • GWNYFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • GWNYFC: Best Supporting Actor
  • FFCC: Best Original Screenplay
  • COFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • OFCC: Best Picture
  • AWFJ: Best Supporting Actress
  • DFA: Best Film
  • DFA: Best Supporting Actress
  • MCFCA: Best Supporting Actress (tie)

Promising Young Woman (2020) 91%

 14 wins

  • LAFCABest Actress
  • LAFCA: Best Screenplay
  • CIC: Best Original Screenplay (tie)
  • FFCC: Best First Film
  • COFCA: Best Actress
  • COFCA: Breakthrough Director
  • COFCA: Best Film
  • OFCC: Best Original Screenplay
  • AWFJ: Best Original Screenplay
  • AWFJ: Best Woman Director
  • DFA: Best Actress
  • DFA: Best Original Screenplay
  • MCFCA: Best Film
  • MCFCA: Best Actress

Sound of Metal (2020) 96%

 13 wins

Another Round (Druk) (2020) 93%

 10 wins

  • EFA: Best Film
  • EFA: Best Actor
  • EFA: Best Screenplay
  • EFA: Best Director
  • IFJA: Best International Film
  • NCFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • AWFJ: Best Foreign Language Film
  • DFA: Best Foreign Language Film
  • DFA: Best Use of Music
  • MCFCA: Best Foreign Language Film

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) 90%

 9 wins

  • CIC: Best Orignal Screenplay (tie)
  • CIC: Best Editing
  • NCFC: Best Supporting Actor
  • OFCC: Best Ensemble
  • AWFJ: Best Ensemble
  • MCFCA: Best Supporting Actor
  • MCFCA: Best Screenplay
  • MCFCA: Best Editing (tie)
  • IFP: Best Ensemble

Da 5 Bloods (2020) 92%

 8 wins

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) 85%

  8 wins

  • BOFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • IFJA: Best Supporting Actress
  • IFJA: Breakout of the Year
  • NYFCC: Best Supporting Actress
  • CIC: Best Supporting Actress
  • FFCC: Best Supporting Actress
  • MCFCA: Best Supporting Actress (tie)
  • NSFC: Best Supporting Actress

One Night in Miami (2020) 98%

8 wins

Mank (2020) 82%

 7 wins

  • LAFCA: Best Production Design
  • CIC: Best Production Design
  • FFCC: Best Cinematography
  • FFCC: Best Art/Production Design
  • OFCC: Best Cinematography
  • DFA: Best Production Design
  • MCFCA: Best Production Design

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) 99%

 7 wins

  • BOFC: Best Actress
  • IFJA: Best Screenplay
  • NYFCC: Best Actress
  • NYFCC: Best Screenplay
  • GWNYFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • AWFJ: Woman’s Breakthrough Performance
  • NSFC: Best Screenplay

Wolfwalkers (2020) 99%

 5 wins

Tenet (2020) 70%

5 wins

  • IFJA: Best Score
  • NCFC: Best Special Effects
  • DFA: Best Visual Effects
  • DFA: Best Editing
  • MCFCA: Best Score

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) 81%

5 wins

  • BOFC: Best Screenplay
  • BOFC: Best Editing
  • BOFCA: Best Screenplay
  • FFCC: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • DFA: Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father (2020) 100%

  4 wins

Small Axe – 4 wins

  • LAFCA: Best Film
  • LAFCA: Best Cinematography
  • NYFCC: Best Cinematography
  • FFCC: Best Ensemble (Mangrove)

Time (2020) 98%

 4 wins

  • LAFCA: Best Non-Fiction Film
  • NYFCC: Best Documentary
  • GWNYFC: Best Documentary
  • NSFC: Best Documentary
  • IFP: Best Documentary

The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) 98%

 3 wins

  • LAFCA: New Generation Award
  • NYFCC: Best First Film
  • AWFJ: Best Woman Screenplay
  • IFP: Best Screenplay

Collective (Colectiv) (2020) 99%

 3 wins

  • EFA: Best Documentary
  • BOFC: Best Documentary
  • NSFC: Best Foreign Language Film

The Invisible Man (2020) 91%

2 win

Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) 92%

 2 wins

  • BOFC: Best Non-English Language Film
  • NYFCC: Best International Film

The Vast of Night (2020) 92%

 2 wins

  • OFCC: Best First Feature
  • IFP: Breakthrough Director

Hidden Away (Volevo nascondermi) (2020) 63%

 2 wins

  • EFA: Best Costume
  • EFA: Best Cinematography

Collective (Colectiv) (2020) 99%

 2 win

  • BOFCA: Best Documentary
  • AWFJ: Best Documenatary

Undine (2020) 83%

 1  win

  • EFA: Best Actress

Sole (2019) 100%

 1  win

  • EFA: Discovery Prix

The Big Hit (Un Triomphe) (2020)

 1 win

Il Varco - Once More Unto the Breach (2019)

 1 win

  • EFA: Best Editing

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) 92%

 1 win

  • EFA: Best Production Design

Little Girl (Petite fille) (2020) 100%

 1 win

The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) 79%

 1 win

  • EFA: Best Visual Effects

The Endless Trench (La trinchera infinita) (2019) 91%

 1 win

  • EFA: Best Hair & Make-up

Josep (2020) 100%

  1 wins

  • EFA: Best Animated Film

The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) 96%

  1 win

  • BOFC: Best Animated Film

La Llorona (2020) 97%

 – 1 win

  • BOFC: Best Non-English Language Film

The Twentieth Century (2020) 94%

 1 win

  • IFJA: Original Vision Award

Athlete A (2020) 100%

 1 win 

  • IFJA: Best Documentary

Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) 92%

 1 win

  • LAFCA: Foreign Language Film

Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) 100%

 1 win

  • NCFC: Best Supporting Actor

One Night in Miami (2020) 98%

 1 win

  • CIC: Best Original Song

Possessor: Uncut (2020) 93%

 1 win

You Don't Nomi (2020) 88%

 1 win

  • FFCC: Best Documenatry

The Strong Ones (Los fuertes) (2019) 100%

 1 win

  • FFCC: Best Foreign Language Film

Martin Eden (2020) 84%

 1 win

  • OFCC: Best Foreign Language Film

Emma. (2020) 87%

 1 win

  • IFP: Best Actress

Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) (2021) 100%

 1 win

  • IFP: Best International Feature

Emma. (2020) 87%

 1 win

  • IFP: Best Costume Design

A Thousand Cuts (2020) 100%

 1 win

  • IFP: Best Documentary


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