1st ever Portland Critics Association award nominees announced

Updated: Dec 17, 2021


Dev Patel, The Green Knight, David Loewry, Portland Critics Association
Dev Patel in The Green Knight

Some new critics' group or another always seems to pop up each fresh awards season, and not all of them are legit, so you'd be forgiven for approaching the Portland Critics Association with some suspicion. But no, the PCA is real, and its membership isn't just thronged with filmbro bloggers, so welcome to the fold, Oregonians! It's surely about time Portland was represented in the ever-expanding field of North American film critics' organizations, and they've marked their inaugural slate of awards nominees with some fine choices. The Green Knight and The Power of the Dog score nine nominations apiece including both Best Picture and Director, and their Best Horror lineup is the only decent one of its kind so far this year! But not all their picks are so redoubtable - Last Night in Soho makes inexplicable appearances in both those categories too, while King Richard's Aunjanue Ellis is snubbed for Female Supporting Role. Shame. Winners will be announced on the 17th of December.


Best Picture

THE GREEN KNIGHT

THE LAST DUEL

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

LICORICE PIZZA

THE POWER OF THE DOG

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Director

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Guillermo del Toro (NIGHTMARE ALLEY)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

David Lowery (THE GREEN KNIGHT)

Denis Villeneuve (DUNE)

Edgar Wright (LAST NIGHT IN SOHO)


Best Female Leading Role

Jessica Chastain (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE)

Alana Haim (LICORICE PIZZA)

Lady Gaga (HOUSE OF GUCCI)

Renate Reinsve (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD)

Kristen Stewart (SPENCER)

Tessa Thompson (PASSING)


Best Male Leading Role

Nicolas Cage (PIG)

Benedict Cumberbatch (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Andrew Garfield (TICK, TICK...BOOM!)

Dev Patel (THE GREEN KNIGHT)

Will Smith (KING RICHARD)

Denzel Washington (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)


Best Female Supporting Role

Cate Blanchett (NIGHTMARE ALLEY)

Jessie Buckley (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

Ariana DeBose (WEST SIDE STORY)

Kirsten Dunst (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Ruth Negga (PASSING)


Best Male Supporting Role

Bradley Cooper (LICORICE PIZZA)

Mike Faist (WEST SIDE STORY)

Jared Leto (HOUSE OF GUCCI)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Jeffrey Wright (THE FRENCH DISPATCH)


Best Screenplay

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

THE GREEN KNIGHT

LICORICE PIZZA

THE LOST DAUGHTER

THE POWER OF THE DOG


Best Cinematography

DUNE

THE GREEN KNIGHT

NIGHTMARE ALLEY

THE POWER OF THE DOG

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH


Best Production Design

DUNE

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

THE GREEN KNIGHT

NIGHTMARE ALLEY

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Costume Design

DUNE

HOUSE OF GUCCI

THE LAST DUEL

NIGHTMARE ALLEY

SPENCER

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Sound Design

DUNE

THE GREEN KNIGHT

THE HARDER THEY FALL

THE POWER OF THE DOG

TICK, TICK...BOOM!

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Visual Effects

DUNE

ETERNALS

GODZILLA VS KONG

THE GREEN KNIGHT

NO TIME TO DIE


Best Original Score

DUNE

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

NO TIME TO DIE

THE POWER OF THE DOG

SPENCER


Best Ensemble Cast

DUNE

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

THE GREEN KNIGHT

THE HARDER THEY FALL

HOUSE OF GUCCI

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Stunts or Action Choreography

DUNE

THE HARDER THEY FALL

THE LAST DUEL

NO TIME TO DIE

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS


Best Animated Feature

FLEE

LUCA

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON


Best Documentary Feature

BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD'S A LITTLE BLURRY

FLEE

KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME

THE SPARKS BROTHERS

SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND


Best Film Not in the English Language

DRIVE MY CAR

FLEE

LAMB

PETITE MAMAN

TITANE

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD


Best Comedy Feature

BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

LICORICE PIZZA

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES

SHIVA BABY


Best Horror Feature

CANDYMAN

FEAR STREET PART ONE: 1994

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

MALIGNANT

THE NIGHT HOUSE

TITANE


Best Science Fiction Feature

DUNE

ETERNALS

GODZILLA VS KONG

OXYGEN

THE TOMORROW WAR


Best Oregon Feature

EVERYTHING IN THE END

LORELEI

LUZ

PIG

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