Detroit Film Critics Society 2021 nominations and winners: see full list

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Tom Santilli is a respected journalist and member of the Critics Choice Association, Detroit Film Critics Society and Online Film Critics Society since 2010. Tom is the executive producer and co-host of the syndicated television show, “Film Show More“, which has been on the air for over 20 years in the Metro Detroit and Mid-West market. He is also a film critic for WXYZ-TV. Twitter: @tomsantilli, Facebook & Instagram: @filmsurvivor.

The Detroit Film Critics Society unveiled its 2021 nominations in 13 categories this morning. The AppleTV + movie “CODA” topped all films with 5 total nominations, with “King Richard” and “Don’t Look Up” taking 4 each. All three films were nominated for Best Picture.

The winners in all categories were announced on Monday December 6th. Please visit www.detroitfilmcritics.com for more information and to support this year’s Detroit-centric film review group.

Read on for the full list of this year’s nominations, with the WINNERS in bold.

BEST PICTURE
BELFAST
CODA
· CYRANO
DO NOT SEARCH
KING RICHARD

BEST DIRECTOR
SEAN BAKER – RED ROCKET
KENNETH BRANAGH – BELFAST
DAVID LOWERY – THE GREEN KNIGHT
ADAM MCKAY – DON’T SEARCH
· LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA – TICK, TICK… BOOM!

BEST ACTOR
NICOLAS CAGE – PIG
PETER DINKLAGE – CYRANO
· ANDREW GARFIELD – TICK, TICK… Boom!
OSCAR ISAAC – THE CARD COUNTER
WILL SMITH – KING RICHARD

BEST ACTRESS
JESSICA CHASTAIN – EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
ALANA HAIM – LICORICE PIZZA
JENNIFER HUDSON – RESPECT
NICOLE KIDMAN – BE THE RICARDOS
KRISTEN STEWART – SPENCER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
JON BERNTHAL – KING RICHARD
TROY KOTSUR – CODA
JARED LETO – GUCCI’S HOUSE
RAY LIOTTA – THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK
KODI SMIT-MCPHEE – THE POWER OF THE DOG

BEST ACTRESS IN A SECOND ROLE
ARIANA DEBOSE – WEST SIDE STORY
KIRSTEN DUNST – THE POWER OF THE DOG
AUNJANUE ELLIS – KING RICHARD
RITA MORENO – WEST SIDE STORY
DIANA RIGG – LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

BEST SET
CODA
DO NOT SEARCH
FRENCH SHIPPING
THE MORE THEY FALL HARD
GUCCI’S HOUSE

BEST BREAKTHROUGH
ALANA HAIM – ACTRESS – LICORICE PIZZA
EMILIA JONES – ACTRESS – CODA
WOODY NORMAN – ACTOR – C’MON, C’MON (tie)
AGATHE ROUSSELLE – ACTRESS – TITANIUM
EMMA SELIGMAN – WRITER / DIRECTOR – SHIVA BABY (tie)

BEST FITTED SCREENPLAY
JANE CAMPION – THE POWER OF THE DOG
SIAN HEDER – CODA
QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES – IN THE HEIGHTS
· STEVEN LEVENSON – TICK, TICK… Boom!
DAVID LOWERY – THE GREEN KNIGHT

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
PEDRO ALMODÓVAR – PARALLEL MOTHERS
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON – LICORICE PIZZA
WES ANDERSON – THE FRENCH EXPEDITION
ADAM MCKAY – DON’T SEARCH
JEYMES SAMUEL, BOAZ YAKIN – HARDEST FALL

BEST DOCUMENTARY
LEAVE (Tie)
ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN
THE SPARKS BROTHERS
GANG DE RUE: HOW WE ARRIVED IN SESAME STREET
SUMMER OF THE SOUL (tie)

BETTER ANIMATION OPERATION
· BEAUTIFUL
CRYPTOZOO
ENCANTO
· TO FLEE
LUCA
THE MITCHELLS VS. MACHINES

BETTER USE OF MUSIC
· CYRANO
IN THE HEIGHTS
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO
· TICK, TICK… BOOM!
WEST SIDE STORY

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