The 7th Annual Jam Awards Nominations

New year, new name. After six years of The Jammies, it’s time for a change. The Jam Report’s annual yearly awards will now be known simply as The Jam Awards. But that’s all that will be changing. These awards will still celebrate the absolute best of cinema from 2020. And what a year it was.

Despite a troubling period for the film industry, we’ve still been treated to a delicious smorgasbord of wonderful films, setting up one of the most exciting and competitive awards seasons in years. As such, narrowing each category down to just six nominees was a typically painful process. Alas, final decisions have been made and here we go.

So without further ado, here are the nominations for The 7th Annual Jam Awards!

Best Film
And the nominees are:

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Minari
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal

Best International Film
And the nominees are:
Another Round (Denmark)
Bacurau (Brazil)
Collective (Romania)
I Carry You With Me (Mexico)
Notturno (Italy)
A Sun (Taiwan)

Best Animated Film
And the nominees are:
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Achievement in Directing
And the nominees are:
Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Regina King – One Night in Miami
Darius Marder – Sound of Metal
Steve McQueen – Small Axe: Lovers Rock
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Achievement in Screenwriting
And
the nominees are:
Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version
Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Eliza Hittman – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Kemp Powers – One Night in Miami
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Lead Female Performance
And the nominees are:
Nicole Beharie – Miss Juneteenth
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Lead Male Performance
And the nominees are:

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Steven Yeun – Minari

Best Supporting Female Performance
And the nominees are:
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman
Olivia Colman – The Father
Essie Davis – Babyteeth
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

Best Supporting Male Performance
And the nominees are:

Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Brian Dennehy – Driveways
Ben Mendelsohn – Babyteeth
Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
Mark Rylance – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Breakthrough Filmmaker
And the nominees are:

Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Natalie Erika James – Relic
Darius Marder – Sound of Metal
Channing Godfrey Peoples – Miss Juneteenth
Florian Zeller – The Father

Breakthrough Performance
And
the nominees are:

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Lucas Jaye – Driveways
Alan S. Kim – Minari
Helena Zengel – News of the World

Best Ensemble
And the nominees are:

The Boys in the Band
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Minari
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Moment
And the nominees are:

The Rudy Guiliani interview in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The restaurant scene in The Invisible Man
The questionnaire in Never Rarely Sometimes Always
The “He’s not my boyfriend” monologue in The Old Guard
The wedding finale in Promising Young Woman
The silence in Sound of Metal

Best Music Moment
And the nominees are:
What a Life” in Another Round
“Poverty Porn” in The Forty-Year-Old Version
“A Change Is Gonna Come” in One Night in Miami
“Rocket to the Moon” in Over the Moon
“Stars Are Blind” in Promising Young Woman
“Silly Games” in Small Axe: Lovers Rock

Special Award of Excellence for the Criminally Underrated
This award is given to the performer who will likely be shamefully overlooked for nominations during this awards season. And the nominees are:
Christopher Abbott – Possessor
Rachel Brosnahan – I’m Your Woman
Bo Burnham – Promising Young Woman
Carrie Coon – The Nest
Han Ye-ri – Minari
Jude Law – The Nest

The winners of The 7th Annual Jam Awards will be announced on Wednesday 27th January, 2021 at 9am AEDT. Who will take out this year’s awards? Stay tuned!