Awards Leaderboard: Top Movies of 2020 - Rotten Tomatoes


by | February 28, 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 Apple TV+ 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 Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland or Emerald Fennell’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 (2021) 94%

 110 wins

Soul (2020) 95%

 44 wins

Minari (2020) 98%

 43 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)
  • KFCC: Best Supporting Actress
  • DFCS: Best Non-English Language Film
  • SFBAFCC: Best Original Screenplay
  • SFBAFCC: Best Supporting Actress
  • BFCC: Best Supporting Actress
  • BFCC: Best Original Screenplay
  • AFI: Best Film
  • NBR: Best Supporting Actress
  • NBR: Best Original Screenplay
  • OFCS: Best Non-English Language Film
  • StLFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • NYFCO: Best Film
  • NYFCO: Best Supporting Actress (tie)
  • NYFCO: Best Foreign Language Film
  • NMXFC: Best Film
  • NMXFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • NTFC: Best Actor
  • NTFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • NTFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • IFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • SFC: Best Non-English Language Film
  • SFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • SFC: Best Young Performer
  • UFC: Best Film
  • TFCA: Best Screenplay
  • DFWC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • DFWC: Best Low Budget Film
  • HFPA: Best Foreign Language Film

Promising Young Woman (2020) 91%

 35 wins

Sound of Metal (2020) 96%

 33 wins

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) 98%

 31 wins

One Night in Miami (2020) 98%

24 wins

  • AWFJ: Best Supporting Actor
  • AWFJ: Best Ensemble
  • DFA: Best Supporting Actor
  • DFA: Best Ensemble
  • DFA: Best Song
  • MCFCA: Best Ensemble
  • MCFCA: Best Song
  • IFP: Breakthrough Actor
  • KFCC: Best Supporting Actor
  • DFCS: Best Original Song
  • HFCS: Best Supporting Actor
  • HFCS: Best Original Song
  • PFCC: Best Directorial Debut
  • HFC: Best New Filmmaker
  • HFC: Best Song
  • BFCC: Best Ensemble
  • AFI: Best Film
  • NBR: Freedom of Expression Award
  • OFCS: Best Supporting Actor
  • NYFCO: Best Breakthrough Performer (tie)
  • NYFCO: Best Supporting Actor
  • IFC: Best Song
  • UFC: Best Direction
  • UFC: Best Supporting Male

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) 90%

 24 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
  • DFCS: Best Film
  • DFCS: Best Supporting Actor
  • DFCS: Best Original Screenplay
  • NDFS: Best Supporting Actor
  • HFC: Best Picture
  • HFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • HFC: Best Editing
  • AFI: Best Film
  • NYFCO: Best Ensemble
  • NTFC: Best Supporting Actor
  • AFC: Best Ensemble
  • IPA: Best Editing
  • UFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • UFC: Best Editing
  • HFPA: Best Original Screenplay

Da 5 Bloods (2020) 92%

 22 wins

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) 85%

  20 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
  • HFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • NDFS: Best Supporting Actress
  • NDFS: Best Original Song
  • OFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • StLFCA: Best Comedy Film
  • AFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • IPA: Best Motion Picture Comedy
  • IPA: Best Actress Comedy
  • UFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • TFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • HFPA: Best Actor In a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • HFPA: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Tenet (2020) 70%

 18 wins

  • IFJA: Best Score
  • NCFC: Best Special Effects
  • DFA: Best Visual Effects
  • DFA: Best Editing
  • MCFCA: Best Score
  • DFCS: Best Visual Effects
  • HFCS: Best Visual Effects
  • HFCS: Best Stunt Team Coordination
  • HFC: Best Cinematography
  • HFC: Best Visual Effects
  • HFC: Best Stunt Work
  • HFC: Best Sci-Fi Film
  • BFCC: Best Cinematography
  • StLFCA: Best Special Effects
  • NTFC: Best Cinematography
  • IPA: Best Visual Effects
  • SFC: Best Choreography
  • SFC: Best Visual Effect

Mank (2020) 83%

17 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
  • NDFS: Best Production Design
  • NDFS: Best Score
  • PFCC: Best Supporting Actress
  • HFC: Best Art Direction
  • HFC: Best Make-up
  • HFC: Best Score
  • AFI: Best Film
  • StLFCA: Best Production Design
  • NMXFC: Best Production Design
  • NMXFC: Best Cinematography
  • IPA: Best Supporting Actress
  • IPA: Best Cinematograph
  • SFC: Best Production Design
  • DFWC: Best Supporting Actress

Another Round (Druk) (2020) 92%

 16 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
  • KFCC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • SFBAFCC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • StLFCA: Best Foreign Language Film
  • NMXFC: Best Actor
  • AFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • UFC: Best Non-English Language Film

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) 99%

 11 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
  • HFCS: Best Screenplay
  • PFCC: Best Breakthrough Performance
  • NBR: Best Breakthrough Performance
  • NMXFC: Best Young Actor/Actress

Wolfwalkers (2020) 99%

 11 wins

  • BOFCA: Best Animated Film
  • LAFCA: Best Animated Film
  • NYFCC: Best Animated Film
  • NYFCC: Best Animated Film
  • GWNYFC: Best Animated Film
  • KFCC: Best Animated Film
  • NMXFC: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • IFMCA: Best Animated Score
  • IPA: Best Feature Mixed Media/Animation
  • SFC: Best Animated Film
  • UFC: Best Animated Film

Time (2020) 98%

 10 wins

  • LAFCA: Best Non-Fiction Film
  • NYFCC: Best Documentary
  • GWNYFC: Best Documentary
  • NSFC: Best Documentary
  • IFP: Best Documentary
  • PFCC: Best Documentary
  • BFCC: Best Documentary
  • AFC: Best Documentary
  • NBR: Best Documentary
  • DFWC: Best Documentary

The Invisible Man (2020) 91%

 9 wins

  • CIC: Best Visual Effects
  • MCFCA: Best Editing
  • KFCC: Best Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy Film
  • DFCS: Best Sci-Fi/Horror
  • OFCS: Best Effects
  • StLFCA: Best Horror Film
  • StLFCA: Best Scene
  • SFC: Best Villan
  • UFC: Best Sci/Fi Horror Performance

First Cow (2020) 95%

8 wins

Collective (Colectiv) (2020) 99%

 7 wins

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) 82%

7 wins

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

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

 7 wins

  • LAFCA: New Generation Award
  • NYFCC: Best First Film
  • AWFJ: Best Woman Screenplay
  • IFP: Best Screenplay
  • NBR: Best Spotlight Award
  • IPA: Best Comedy
  • TFCA: Best First Film

The Father (2021) 99%

 6 wins

  • BOFC: Best Actor
  • BOFC: Best New Filmmaker
  • LAFCA: Best Editing
  • FFCC: Best Actor
  • HFC: Best First Film
  • IPA: Best Adapted Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) 96%

6 wins

  • AFI: Best Film
  • NMXFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • SFC: Best Supporting Actor
  • TFCA: Best Supporting Actor
  • DFWC: Best Supporting Actor
  • HFPA: Best Supporting Actor

Small Axe – 5 wins

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

Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) 100%


  • IFJA: Best Documentary
  • OFCS: Best Documentary
  • NCFC: Best Documentary
  • IFC: Best Documentary
  • UFC: Best Documentary

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) 92%

5 wins

  • EFA: Best Production Design
  • DFCS: Best Comedy
  • IFMCA: Best Film Score
  • IFMCA: Best Comedy Score
  • IPA: Best Production Design

Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) 92%


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

The Vast of Night (2020) 92%

 3 wins

  • OFCC: Best First Feature
  • IFP: Breakthrough Director
  • KFCC: Best Cinematography

Possessor: Uncut (2020) 93%

3 wins

  • FFCC: Best Visual Effects
  • HFC: Best Overlooked Film
  • NMXFC: Best Original Screenplay

Pieces of a Woman (2020) 76%

3 wins

  • DFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • NYFCO: Best Supporting Actress (tie)
  • NMXFC: Best Actress

Hidden Away (Volevo nascondermi) (2020) 63%

 2 wins

  • EFA: Best Costume
  • EFA: Best Cinematography

All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) 100%

 2 wins

Emma. (2020) 86%

 2 win

  • IFP: Best Actress
  • NBR: Best Directorial Debut

The Painter and the Thief (2020) 96%

 2 wins

  • BOFCA: Best Documentary
  • AWFJ: Best Documentary

La Llorona (2020) 97%

 –2 wins

  • BOFC: Best Non-English Language Film
  • IPA: Best Motion Picture, International

The Life Ahead (2020) 92%

 1 win

  • HFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • HFPA: Best Song

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

Little Girl (Petite fille) (2020) 100%

 1 win

The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) 80%

 1 win

  • EFA: Best Visual Effects

The Endless Trench (La trinchera infinita) (2019) 92%

 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

The Twentieth Century (2020) 95%

 1 win

  • IFJA: Original Vision Award

Athlete A (2020) 100%

 1 win 

  • IFJA: Hoosier Award

Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) 92%

 1 win

  • LAFCA: Foreign Language Film

One Night in Miami (2020) 98%

 1 win

  • CIC: Best Original Song

You Don't Nomi (2020) 89%

 1 win

  • FFCC: Best Documenatry

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

 1 win

  • FFCC: Best Foreign Language Film

Martin Eden (2020) 85%

 1 win

  • OFCC: Best Foreign Language Film

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

 1 win

  • IFP: Best International Feature

Emma. (2020) 86%

 1 win

  • IFP: Best Costume Design

A Thousand Cuts (2020) 100%

 1 win

  • IFP: Best Documentary

The Dissident (2020) 97%

 1 win

  • KFCC: Best Documentary

Kajillionaire (2020) 89%

 1 win

The Social Dilemma (2020) 86%

 1 win

  • CFC: Best Documentary

Boys State (2020) 94%

 1 win

  • DFCS: Best Documentary

My Octopus Teacher (2020) 100%

 1 win

  • HFCS: Best Documentary

A Sun (2019) 93%

 1 win

  • HFCS: Best Documentary

And Then We Danced (2020) 93%

 1 win

  • NDFS: Best International Feature

Jumbo (2021) 72%

 1 win

  • PFCC: Best Foreign Language Film  – HFC: Best

Beastie Boys Story (2020) 94%

 1 win

  • HFC: Best Documentary

Bloodshot (2020) 30%

 1 win

  • HFC: Best Comic-Book Movie

Waikiki (2020)

 1 win

  • HFC: Best Hawaiian Film

Relic (2020) 92%

 1 win

  • HFC: Best Horror Film

Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) (2020) 99%

 1 win

  • BFCC: Best Foreign Film

News of the World (2020) 88%

 1 win

  • NBR: Best Adapted Screenplay

Open Door (Dere e Hapur) (2019)

 1 win

  •  NMXFC: Best Documentary

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) 55%

 1 win

  • HFPA: Best Actress In a Motion Picture – Drama

Open Door (Dere e Hapur) (2019)

 1 win

  • IFMCA: Best Score Sci/Fi Action


 1 win

  • HFPA: Best Actress, Comedy

The Mauritanian (2021) 71%

 1 win

  • HFPA: Best Actress, Comedy

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