One of the most surprising films of 2020 was Promising Young Woman, a pitch-black comedy about a woman seeking revenge in a world where women aren’t heard as often when they speak on issues like sexual assault. It’s arguably one of the most important stories to come out of 2020, and it receiving four nominations—Best Director for first-time director Emerald Fennell, Best Actress for Carey Mulligan’s amazing performance, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture—feels like a win in and of itself. It needs to actually win some of these awards, though. Again, with the #MeToo movement sweeping across Hollywood for years, it’d be much more meaningful for a film dealing with the issues at the core of the movement to receive this kind of AWARDS SZN praise. At the very least, the hope is that more people actually get to SEE the film. —khal