These are the 2020 Endy Awards, 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, and the winners are in bold. As always the awards and nominees are subject to change as I watch more movies. And the Endy goes to. . .

Best Picture:

1. Da 5 Bloods
2. Days
3. Her Socialist Smile
4. The History of the Seattle Mariners
5. Lovers Rock
6. Mangrove
7. Tesla
8. Undine
9. Wife of a Spy
10. The Woman Who Ran

Best Director:

1. Tsai Ming-liang, Days
2. Jon Bois, The History of the Seattle Mariners
3. Steve McQueen, Lovers Rock
4. Christian Petzold, Undine
5. Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Wife of a Spy

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
10. Takahashi Issey, Wife of a Spy

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. Cristin Milioti, Palm Springs
8. Paula Beer, Undine
9. Aoi Yū, Wife of a Spy
10. 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, The History of the Seattle Mariners
2. Steve McQueen & Courttia Newland, Lovers Rock
3. Steve McQueen & Alastair Siddons, Mangrove
4. Christian Petzold, Undine
5. Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, Nohara Tadashi & Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Wife of a Spy

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. Undine (Christian Petzold)
3. We Have Boots (Evans Chan)
4. Wife of a Spy (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
5. The Woman Who Ran (Hong Sangsoo)

Non-Fiction Feature Film:

1. City Hall (Frederick Wiseman)
2. Her Socialist Smile (John Gianvito)
3. The History of the Seattle Mariners (Jon Bois)
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)

Live-Action 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. Cut Throat City (The RZA)
2. Last Letter (Shunji Iwai)
3. Love After Love (Ann Hui)
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

Cinematography:

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

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. Minari
3. Still Processing
4. Tenet
5. Tesla

Adapted Score:

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

Sound:

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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