Phoenix and Las Vegas Critics Go for Belfast; SEFCA Praises Power of the Dog


Three more critics groups have announced their annual awards today, with Phoenix and Las Vegas naming Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast" the best film of 2021. The former also gave it Best Original Screenplay and Best Male Youth Performance (Jude Hill), while the latter also gave it Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Ciarin Hinds), Best Original Screenplay (Branagh), and Best Performance By a Youth (Hill). Meanwhile, The Southeastern Film Critics Association awarded "The Power of the Dog" their top prize, as well as Best Director (Jane Campion), Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Supporting Actress (Kirsten Dunst), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Campion).


Please see below for a complete list of winners:


Phoenix Film Critics Society

PFCS TOP TEN (in alphabetical order)

Belfast Don't Look Up Dune Licorice Pizza Mass Nightmare Alley No Time To Die Spencer The Power of the Dog West Side Story

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BEST PICTURE Belfast

BEST DIRECTOR Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Kristen Stewart, Spencer

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Ciaran Hinds, Belfast

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING Mass

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Belfast

BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTED FROM OTHER MATERIAL The Power of the Dog

THE OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR Mass

BEST ANIMATED FILM The Mitchells vs. the Machines

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM The Hand of God

BEST DOCUMENTARY Summer of Soul

BEST ORIGINAL SONG No Time To Die, No Time To Die

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Dune

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Dune

BEST FILM EDITING Dune

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Nightmare Alley

BEST COSTUME DESIGN Dune

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Dune

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH Jude Hill, Belfast


Las Vegas Film Critics Society


LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2021

Belfast

West Side Story

The Power of the Dog

Licorice Pizza

CODA

tick, tick… Boom!

King Richard

Dune

Spencer

Mass


Best Picture: Belfast

Best Director: Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”

Best Actor: Nicolas Cage, “Pig”

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, “CODA”

Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”

Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jane Campion & Thomas Savage, “The Power of the Dog”

Best Cinematography; Janusz Kamiski, “West Side Story”

Best Film Editing: Michael Kahn & Sarah Broshar “West Side Story”

Best Score: Jonny Greenwood, “Spencer”

Best Song: Billie Eilish & FINNEAS “No Time to Die”

Best Documentary: Summer of Soul

Best Animated Film: “The Mitchells vs the Machines”

Best International Film: Flee (Denmark)

Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan & Tom Davies “Cruella”

Best Art Direction: “West Side Story”

Best Visual Effects: “Dune”

Best Ensemble: “CODA”

Best Action Film" “Nobody”

Best Comedy" “Don’t Look Up”

Best Horror/Sci-Fi" “Dune”

Best Family Film" CODA

Breakout Filmmaker" Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Lost Daughter”

Best Male Youth Performance" Jude Hill, “Belfast”

Best Female Youth Performance: Emilia Jones, “CODA”


Southeastern Film Critics Association


Top 10 Films

1. The Power of the Dog

2. Licorice Pizza

3. Belfast

4. The Green Knight

5. West Side Story

6. The French Dispatch

7. Tick, Tick…BOOM!

8. Drive My Car

9. Dune

10. Summer of Soul


Best Actor

Winner: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Runner-Up: Will Smith, King Richard


Best Actress

Winner: Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Runner-Up: Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza


Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Runner-Up: Jeffrey Wright, The French Dispatch


Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Runner-Up: Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard


Best Ensemble

Winner: The French Dispatch

Runner-Up: Mass


Best Director

Winner: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Runner-Up: Steven Spielberg, West Side Story


Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Runner-Up: Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch


Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Runner-Up: Tony Kushner, West Side Story


Best Documentary

Winner: Summer of Soul

Runner-Up: Flee


Best Foreign-Language Film

Winner: Drive My Car

Runner-Up: The Worst Person in the World


Best Animated Film

Winner: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Runner-Up: Flee


Best Cinematography

Winner: Greig Fraser, Dune

Runner-Up: Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog


Best Score

Winner: Hans Zimmer, Dune

Runner-Up: Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog


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