Drive My Car is LAFCA's Best Picture of 2021



Nishijima Hidetoshi, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miura Toko, Toko Miura, Drive My Car, Hamaguchi Ryusuke, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Nishijima Hidetoshi and Miura Toko in Drive My Car

I'll keep this brief because it's already a good bit into tomorrow and they sure kept us waiting, but the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has finally decided on its award winners for 2021, and they are as follows...


Best Picture

DRIVE MY CAR

Runner-up: THE POWER OF THE DOG


Best Director

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Runner-up: Hamaguchi Ryusuke (DRIVE MY CAR)


Best Actress

Penelope Cruz (PARALLEL MOTHERS)

Runner-up: Renate Reinsve (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD)


Best Actor

Simon Rex (RED ROCKET)

Runner-up: Benedict Cumberbatch (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose (WEST SIDE STORY)

Runner-up: Aunjanue Ellis (KING RICHARD)


Best Supporting Actor

Vincent Lindon (TITANE)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Screenplay

Hamaguchi Ryusuke and Oe Takamasa (DRIVE MY CAR)

Runner-up: Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA)


Best Cinematography

Ari Wegner (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Runner-up: Greig Fraser (DUNE)


Best Editing

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

Runner-up: Andy Jurgensen (LICORICE PIZZA)


Best Production Design

Steve Saklad (BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR)

Runner-up: Tamara Deverell (NIGHTMARE ALLEY)


Best Music

Alberto Iglesias (PARALLEL MOTHERS)

Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood (THE POWER OF THE DOG / SPENCER)


Best Animation

FLEE

Runner-up: BELLE


Best Documentary/Non-Fiction

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

Runner-up: PROCESSION


Best Film Not in the English Language

PETITE MAMAN

Runner-up: QUO VADIS, AIDA?


New Generation Prize

Shatara Michelle Ford (TEST PATTERN)

Tatiana Huezo (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN)


Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Prize

THE WORKS AND DAYS (OF TAYOKO SHIOJIRI IN THE SHIOTANI BASIN)


Special Citation for contributions to cinema

The filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion


Career Achievement Award

Mel Brooks

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