The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 AWFJ EDA Awards. In our 14th annual awards season, we present EDA Awards in 25 categories divided into three sections, the BEST OF AWARDS, FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS AND EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS. Nominees in each category are determined by AWFJ members who submit nominating ballots. This season, there were 92 voting AWFJ members. The full membership list is accessible here. The roster of nominees in all categories is accessible here.
And the 2019 EDA Award winners are:
AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS
These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.
- Chloe Zhao – NOMADLAND
Best Screenplay, Original
- PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN – Emerald Fennell
Best Screenplay, Adapted
- NOMADLAND – Chloe Zhao
Best Documentary (tie)
- ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY
- THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
Best Animated Film
- Frances McDormand – NOMADLAND
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
- Yuh-Jung Youn – MINARI
- Chadwick Boseman
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- Leslie Odom Jr – ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director (tie)
- ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI – Kimberly Hardin
- THE TRIAL OF THE CHCIAGO 7 – Francine Maisler
- NOMADLAND – Joshua James Richards
- NOMADLAND – Chloe Zhao
Best Non-English-Language Film
- ANOTHER ROUND – Denmark
EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
These awards honor WOMEN only, excluding women who’ve won the same category in the Best of Awards.
Best Woman Director
- Emerald Fennell – PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Best Woman Screenwriter
- Radha Blank THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION
Best Animated Female
- 22 in SOUL, Tina Fey
Best Woman’s Breakthrough Performance
- 26 Sidney Flanigan – NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS
Outstanding Achievement by A Woman in The Film Industry
- All indie female filmmakers who normalized abortion as a vital element in the cultural conversation in films such as SAINT FRANCES, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, SISTER OF THE GROOM, ONCE UPON A RIVER, THE GLORIAS and others.
EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS
Grand Dame Award for defying agism.
- Sophia Loren – THE LIFE AHEAD
Most Egregious Lovers’ Age Difference Award
- TENET – Elizabeth Debicki and Kenneth Branagh (30 years)
She Deserves A New Agent Award
- Uma Thurman – WAR WITH GRANDPA
Most Daring Performance Award
- Maria Bakalova – BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
Time Waster Remake or Sequel Award
AWFJ Hall of Shame Award
- Christopher Nolan for insisting that TENET be screened exclusively in theaters during a pandemic.
- Dallas Sonnier and Adam Donaghey at Cinestate for sexual harassment and abuse, and cover up.