Greater Western New York Film Critics Association 2021 Film Awards Winners – Buffalo Rising


The Greater Western New York Film Critics Association (GWNYFCA), a collective of WNY film critics from the metropolitan areas of Buffalo and Rochester and surrounding areas, took care of viewing, reviewing and compiling a list of the best films of 2021. The ranking categories include the best picture, the best actors, and so on.

“In the age of aggregate venues, we aspire to give our region a voice in the ever-changing international film landscape. “- GWNYFCA

While ten different titles were noted above their peers, Pig (3 wins including Best Picture), The Power Of The Dog (3 wins), Judas And The Black Messiah (2 wins) and Spencer (2 wins) ) lead the way), according to GWNYFCA.

The 2021 GWNYFCA Film Awards winners

Better picture:

  • go! Go on
  • CODA
  • Dune
  • The green knight
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • The last duel
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Pork – WINNER
  • The power of the dog
  • Spencer

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Drive my car (Japan) – WINNER
  • To flee (Denmark)
  • Parallel mothers (Spain)
  • Titanium (France)
  • The worst person in the world (Norway)

Best Animated Feature:

  • Beautiful
  • The Boss Baby: family business
  • To flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchell vs. the Machines – WINNER

Best Documentary:

  • To flee
  • No ordinary man
  • Procession
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • Summer of Soul (… Or, when the revolution couldn’t be televised) – WINNER

Best Director:

  • Jane Campion, The power of the dog – WINNER
  • Pablo Larrain, Spencer
  • Ridley Scott, The last duel
  • Michel Sarnoski, Pork
  • Denis Villeneuve, Dune

Main actor:

  • Nicolas Cage, Pork – WINNER
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The power of the dog
  • Andrew Garfield, tick, tick… BOOM!
  • Joaquin Phoenix, go! Go on
  • Will Smith, king richard

Main actress:

  • Olivia Colman, The lost girl
  • Jodie Comer, The last duel
  • Emilia Jones, CODA
  • Renate Reinsve, The worst person in the world
  • Kristen Stewart, Spencer – WINNER

Supporting actor:

  • Robin of Jesus, tick, tick… BOOM!
  • Mike Faist, West Side Story
  • Jason Isaacs, Mass
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
  • Troy Kotsur, CODA

Supporting actress:

  • Jessie Buckley, The lost girl
  • Ariana Debose, West Side Story
  • Anne Dowd, Mass
  • Aunjanue Ellis, king richard
  • Ruth Negga, Who passed – WINNER

Original scenario:

  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
  • Will Berson & Shaka King (story of Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenneth Lucas & Keith Lucas), Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
  • Julia Ducournau, Titanium
  • Fran Kranz, Mass
  • Mike Mills, go! Go on

Suitable scenario:

  • Ben Affleck, Matt Damon & Nicole Holofcener, The last duel
  • Jane Campion, The power of the dog – WINNER
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The lost girl
  • Rebecca Hall, Who passed
  • Tony Kushner, West Side Story

Best photography:

  • Bruno Delbonnel, Macbeth’s tragedy
  • Andrew Droz Palermo, The green knight – WINNER
  • Greig Fraser, Dune
  • Claire Mathon, Spencer
  • Ari Wegner, The power of the dog

Best Editing:

  • Pierre Sciberras, The power of the dog – WINNER
  • Sebastián Sepúlveda, Spencer
  • Claire Simpson, The last duel
  • Joe Walker, Dune
  • Andrew Weisblum, The French dispatch

Best score:

  • Carter Burwell, Macbeth’s tragedy
  • Jonny Greenwood, The power of the dog
  • Jonny Greenwood, Spencer – WINNER
  • Alberto Iglesias, Parallel mothers
  • Hans Zimmer, Dune

Revolutionary performance:

  • Mike Faist, West Side Story
  • Alana Chaim, Licorice Pizza
  • Emilia Jones, CODA
  • Agathe Rousselle, Titanium
  • Rachel Sennott, baby shiva – WINNER

Breaking director:

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The lost girl
  • Rebecca Hall, Who passed
  • Fran Kranz, Mass
  • Michel Sarnoski, Pork – WINNER
  • Emma Seligman, baby shiva

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Newell Nussbaumer is “queenseyes” – Eyes of the Queen City and founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder of the Powder Keg Festival which built the largest ice maze in the world (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurious! winter party. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of the Saturday Craft Market (SAM) in Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of retro and vintage market The Peddler on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Kick off Witches’ Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and the Flutterby Festival.

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