Sundance Film Fests 2020: Awards in All Categories

The 2020 Sundance Film Fest awarded its grand jury awards to Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, a semi-autobiographical glimpse into the Korean American director’s Arkansas upbringing, and Boys State, a look at an impassioned class of politically inclined Texas teens who participate in an annual mock-government competition.

The jury of the U.S. dramatic competition gave the directing prize to Radha Blank for her “The 40-Year-Old Version.” Caught off-guard by the award, Blank riffed, “Anybody who feels there’s an expiration on a passion, f— that shit. If it’s in you to be a rapper, a parent, a director in your 40s, do that sh–.”

The four special jury awards spotlighted the ensemble cast of “Charm City Kings,” about the dirt-bike riders who do dangerous stunts on Baltimore city streets.

It honored Eliza Hittman director of abortion-themed “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” for its Neorealism.

Josephine Decker accepted an “auteur award” for “Shirley,” sharing the prize with her cast and crew, and subject Shirley Jackson, “who is the true auteur of this film.”


Grand Jury Prize: “Minari”

Audience Award: “Minari”

Directing: Radha Blank, “The 40-Year-Old Version”

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Edson Oda, “Nine Days.”

Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast: “Charm City Kings”

Special Jury Auteur Award: Josephine Decker, “Shirley”

Special Jury Award for Neorealism: Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”