Los Angeles film critics revealed their picks for the best films of 2021 on Saturday.
Voting for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Best Movies and Best Performances of 2021 took place virtually on Saturday. The awards were announced via the group Twitter account. during the day. Top prizes went to Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” for Best Picture, as well as Best Director, Best Actor Simon Rex (“Red Rocket”) and Best Actress Penelope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”) . See the full list below.
Other major award winners include Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’, which was a finalist in multiple categories, and the music documentary ‘Summer of Soul’.
Last year, the top prize for Best Picture went to Steve McQueen’s omnibus film “Small Axe,” with eventual Best Picture Oscar winner “Nomadland” runner-up. Carey Mulligan won Best Actress for ‘Promising Young Woman’, Chadwick Boseman won Best Actor for ‘My Rainey’s Black Bottom’, Youh-jung Youn won Best Supporting Actress for “Minari” and Glynn Turman won Best Supporting Actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black.” Low.”
As previously announced, Mel Brooks received the Band Achievement Award. “Mel Brooks is a national treasure and a legend of comedy cinema,” LAFCA President Claudia Puig said when the honor was announced. “Most of our members could probably quote whole swathes of his scripts.” She added, “Not only did he make us laugh our heads out, but he broke the barriers of comics and paved the way for and influenced generations of filmmakers after him.”
Winners and finalists below.
Winner: “The power of the dog”, Ari Wegner
Finalist: “Dune”, Greig Fraser
Winner: “Parallel mothers”, Alberto Iglesias
Finalist: “The power of the dog” and “Spencer”, Jonny Greenwood
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
Finalist: Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Winner: “Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar”, Steve Saklad
Finalist: “Nightmare Alley”, Tamara Deverell
Winner: “Summer of the Soul”, Joshua L. Pearson
Finalist: “Licorice Pizza”, Andy Jurgensen
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: (tie) Vincent Lindon, “Titanium” and Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”
Winner: “To flee”
Finalist: ” Beautiful “
DOUGLAS EDWARDS EXPERIMENTAL FILM AWARD
“The Labors and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in Shiotani Basin)”
Winner: “Drive my car”, Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe
Finalist: “Licorice Pizza”, Paul Thomas Anderson
Winner: “Summer of the Soul”
Winner: Penelope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers”
Finalist: Renate Reinsve, “The worst person in the world”
Winner: Simon Rex, “Red Rocket”
Finalist: Benedict Cumberbatch, “The power of the dog”
Winner: Jane Campion, “The power of the dog”
Finalist: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”
(tie) Shatara Michelle Ford, “Test Pattern” and Tatiana Huezo, “Prayers for the Stolen”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: “Little mom”
Finalist“Quo Vadis, Aida?”
Winner: “Driving my car”
Finalist: “The power of the dog”
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