2021 Phoenix Critics Circle award nominations announced


Okada Masaki, Nishijima Hidetoshi, Drive My Car, Hamaguchi Ryusuke, Phoenix Critics Circle
Okada Masaki and Nishijima Hidetoshi in Drive My Car

Evidently the superior of the two Phoenix-based critics' groups (based on these nominations alone), the Phoenix Critics Circle has today announced the nominees for its 2021 awards for achievement in filmmaking. Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog is the most-nominated title here, with a hefty haul of eight including Best Picture and Director. Heartened to see Spencer, which is flagging hard two weeks-odd into awards season, up for Best Picture here, but again dismayed at how even groups that nominate it for their top award can't find space for Claire Mathon in their Cinematography categories. Shame! Winners will be revealed on the 17th of December.


Best Picture

DRIVE MY CAR

LICORICE PIZZA

THE POWER OF THE DOG

SPENCER

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA)

Wes Anderson (THE FRENCH DISPATCH)

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Hamaguchi Ryusuke (DRIVE MY CAR)

Steven Spielberg (WEST SIDE STORY)


Best Actress

Olivia Colman (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

Alana Haim (LICORICE PIZZA)

Nicole Kidman (BEING THE RICARDOS)

Lady Gaga (HOUSE OF GUCCI)

Kristen Stewart (SPENCER)


Best Actor

Nicolas Cage (PIG)

Benedict Cumberbatch (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

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

Joaquin Phoenix (C'MON C'MON)

Denzel Washington (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)


Best Supporting Actress

Caitriona Balfe (BELFAST)

Ariana DeBose (WEST SIDE STORY)

Kirsten Dunst (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Rita Moreno (WEST SIDE STORY)

Ruth Negga (PASSING)


Best Supporting Actor

Bradley Cooper (LICORICE PIZZA)

Mike Faist (WEST SIDE STORY)

Ciaran Hinds (BELFAST)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Jeffrey Wright (THE FRENCH DISPATCH)


Best Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA)

Jane Campion and Thomas Savage (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Hamaguchi Ryusuke, Murakami Haruki and Oe Takamasa (DRIVE MY CAR)

Mike Mills (C'MON C'MON)

Aaron Sorkin (BEING THE RICARDOS)


Best Cinematography

Bruno Delbonnel (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)

Greig Fraser (DUNE)

Janusz Kaminski (WEST SIDE STORY)

Dan Laustsen (NIGHTMARE ALLEY)

Ari Wegner (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Score

Alexandre Desplat (THE FRENCH DISPATCH)

Jonny Greenwood (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Jonny Greenwood (SPENCER)

Jeymes Samuel (THE HARDER THEY FALL)

Hans Zimmer (DUNE)


Best Animated Film

ENCANTO

LUCA

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON

VIVO


Best Documentary

FLEE

THE SPARKS BROTHERS

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

VAL

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND


Best Foreign Language Film

DRIVE MY CAR

THE HAND OF GOD

PETITE MAMAN

TITANE

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD


Best Comedy Film

BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

LICORICE PIZZA

RED ROCKET

SHIVA BABY


Best Horror Film

CANDYMAN

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

MALIGNANT

THE NIGHT HOUSE

TITANE


Best Science Fiction Film

DUNE

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES

A QUIET PLACE PART II

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

THE SUICIDE SQUAD

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