• by Jeff Beck

Boston Honors Drive My Car; NYFCO and Philadelphia Praise Power of the Dog


Three more critics groups have named their best of the year, with the Boston Society of Film Critics showing a lot of love for Ryūsuke Hamaguchi's "Drive My Car" by giving it four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Hidetoshi Nishijima), and Best Screenplay. Meanwhile, the New York Film Critics Online and the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle have awarded Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" their top prizes. Both groups also gave it Best Director, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Best Screenplay, among other awards.


Please see below for a complete list of today's winners:


Boston Society of Film Critics


Best PictureDrive My Car

Best Actor – Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car

Best Actress – Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Best Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Supporting Actress – Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Best Director -Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Best Screenplay – Ryūsuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe, Drive My Car

Best Cinematography – Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog

Best DocumentarySummer of Soul (or… When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Best English Language Film The Power of the Dog*

Best Animated FilmFlee

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Affonso Gonçalves & Adam Kurnitz, The Velvet Underground

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Best Ensemble CastLicorice Pizza

Best Original Score – Jonny Greenwood, Spencer


New York Film Critics Circle


PICTURE — The Power of the Dog (Netflix) DIRECTOR — Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog SCREENPLAY — Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog DEBUT DIRECTOR — Rebecca Hall, Passing ACTOR — Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog ACTRESS — Tessa Thompson, Passing SUPPORTING ACTOR — Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog SUPPORTING ACTRESS — Ruth Negga, Passing ENSEMBLE CAST — The Power of the Dog (Netflix) BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER — Ariana DeBose, West Side Story FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE: Drive My Car (Janus Films) DOCUMENTARY — Flee (Neon) ANIMATED FEATURE — The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Netflix/Sony Pictures Animation) CINEMATOGRAPHY — Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog USE OF MUSIC — West Side Story, music arranged by David Newman TOP 10 FILMS OF 2021 (Alphabetical) Belfast (Focus Features) Don’t Look Up (Netflix) Dune (Warner Bros.) King Richard (Warner Bros.) Licorice Pizza (United Artists) The Lost Daughter (Netflix) Passing (Netflix) Pig (Neon) The Power of the Dog (Netflix) West Side Story (20th Century Studios)


Philadelphia Film Critics Circle


Best Film: The Power of the Dog

Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best Actress: Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Animated Film: Flee

Best Foreign Language Film: Titane

Best Documentary: Summer of Soul

Best Cinematography: Nightmare Alley

Best Breakthrough Performance: Agathe Rousselle, Titane

Best Directorial Debut: Rebecca Hall, Passing

Best Script: The Power of the Dog

Best Score/Soundtrack: The Power of the Dog


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