These are the 2020 Endy Award Nominees, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best movies, performances, etc of that year in film. Awards for many other years can be found in the Rankings & Awards Index. Eligibility is determined by imdb date and by whether or not I’ve seen the movie in question. Films are presented in alphabetical order. As always the nominees are subject to change as I watch more movies (this is particularly important to note this year). The winners will be announced on Oscar Night. And the Endy nomination goes to. . .

Best Picture:

1. Da 5 Bloods
2. Days
3. History of the Seattle Mariners
4. Lovers Rock
5. Mangrove
6. Still Processing
7. Tesla
8. Undine
9. We Have Boots
10. The Woman Who Ran

Best Director:

1. Tsai Ming-liang, Days
2. Jon Bois, History of the Seattle Mariners
3. Steve McQueen, Lovers Rock
4. Sophy Romvari, Still Processing
5. Christian Petzold, Undine

Best Actor:

1. Mads Mikkelson, Another Round
2. Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
3. Anong Houngheuangsy, Days
4. Lee Kang-sheng, Days
5. Aditya Modak, The Disciple
6. Shaun Parkes, Mangrove
7. Steven Yeun, Minari
8. Ethan Hawke, Tesla
9. Franz Rogowski, Undine

Best Actress:

1. Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man
2. Gong Li, Leap
3. Sara Ali Khan, Love Aaj Kal
4. Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Lovers Rock
5. Milla Jovovich, Monster Hunter
6. Frances McDormand, Nomadland
7. Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
8. Paula Beer, Undine
9. Kim Minhee, The Woman Who Ran

Supporting Actor:

1. Ewan McGregor, Birds of Prey
2. Michael Martin, Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
3. Arun Dravid, The Disciple
4. Orson Welles, Hopper/Welles
5. Randeep Hooda, Love Aaj Kal
6. Malachi Kirby, Mangrove

Supporting Actress:

1. Rosie Perez, Birds of Prey
2. Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
3. Bai Lang, Leap
4. Letitia Wright, Mangrove
5. Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
6. Eve Hewson, Tesla

Original Screenplay:

1. Jon Bois & Alex Rubenstein, History of the Seattle Mariners
2. Steve McQueen & Courttia Newland, Lovers Rock
3. Steve McQueen & Alastair Siddons, Mangrove
4. Michael Almereyda, Tesla
5. Christian Petzold, Undine

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Tom Hanks, Greyhound
2. John Gianvito, Her Socialist Smile
3. Isiah Medina, Inventing the Future
4. Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man
5. Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Non-English Language Film:

1. Days (Tsai Ming-liang)
2. The Disciple (Chaitanya Tamhane)
3. Undine (Christian Petzold)
4. We Have Boots (Evans Chan)
5. The Woman Who Ran (Hong Sangsoo)

Non-Fiction Feature Film:

1. The History of the Seattle Mariners (Jon Bois)
2. Her Socialist Smile (John Gianvito)
3. Still Processing (Sophy Romvari)
4. Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (Jia Zhangke)
5. We Have Boots (Evans Chan)

Animated Film:

1. World of Tomorrow 3 (Don Hertzfeldt)

Short Film:

1. The Cure (Ahmet Atalay)
2. France Against the Robots (Jean-Marie Straub)
3. October Rumbles (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
4. Point and Line to Plane (Sofia Bohdanowicz)
5. Still Processing (Sophy Romvari)

Unseen Film:

1. City Hall (Frederick Wiseman)
2. Cut Throat City (The RZA)
3. Last Letter (Shunji Iwai)
4. Red Post on Escher Street (Sion Sono)
5. s01e03 (Kurt Walker)

Film Editing:

1. Da 5 Bloods
2. Greyhound
3. The History of the Seattle Mariners
4. Lovers Rock
5. Tesla


1. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
2. Days
3. The History of the Seattle Mariners
4. Lovers Rock
5. Undine

Art Direction:

1. Emma.
2. Leap
3. Lovers Rock
4. Mangrove
5. Tesla

Costume Design:

1. Birds of Prey
2. Emma.
3. Lovers Rock
4. Monster Hunter
5. Tesla

Make-up and Hair:

1. Birds of Prey
2. Da 5 Bloods
3. Emma.
4. Mangrove
5. Monster Hunter

Original Score:

1. Leap
2. Mangrove
3. Still Processing
4. Tenet
5. Tesla

Adapted Score:

1. Another Round
2. Da 5 Bloods
3. The Disciple
4. Lovers Rock
5. Mangrove


1. The Calming
2. Da 5 Bloods
3. Greyhound
4. Her Socialist Smile
5. Lovers Rock

Sound Editing:

1. Birds of Prey
2. Da 5 Bloods
3. Greyhound
4. Monster Hunter
5. Tesla

Visual Effects:

1. Birds of Prey
2. Da 5 Bloods
3. Greyhound
4. Tenet
5. Tesla

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