Black Film Critics Circle names King Richard Best Picture of 2021


Aunjanue Ellis, Demi Singleton, King Richard, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Black Film Critics Circle
Aunjanue Ellis and Demi Singleton in King Richard

It's the Black Film Critics Circle's turn to ring in on its choices for the best achievements in cinema this year, and they've made some distinctive choices. King Richard is the big favourite with these journos, winning four prizes including Best Picture. As with most critics' groups this season, however, they still find space to honour awards behemoths like The Power of the Dog and Dune with a couple prizes each, as well as two for The Harder They Fall. Check out all their award winners, plus their Top 10 films of the year, below.


Best Picture

1 KING RICHARD

2 THE HARDER THEY FALL

3 THE POWER OF THE DOG

4 WEST SIDE STORY

5 RESPECT

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

7 DUNE

8 THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

9 CYRANO

10 PASSING


Best Director

Denis Villeneuve (DUNE)


Best Actress

Tessa Thompson (PASSING)


Best Actor

Will Smith (KING RICHARD)


Best Supporting Actress

Aunjanue Ellis (KING RICHARD)


Best Supporting Actor

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Original Screenplay

Zach Baylin (KING RICHARD)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Cinematography

Greig Fraser (DUNE)


Best Ensemble

THE HARDER THEY FALL


Best Animated Film

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES


Best Documentary

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


Best Foreign Film

THE HAND OF GOD


Pioneer Award

Janicza Bravo (ZOLA)


Rising Star Award

Jeymes Samuel (THE HARDER THEY FALL)


Special Mention

Questlove

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