Drive My Car, Spider-Man join Denver Film Critics Society Best Picture nominees

Updated: Jan 17


Spider-Man: No Way Home, Denver Film Critics Society, Jon Watts
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Talk about playing both sides! The Denver Film Critics Society has announced the nominees for its 2021 awards, with winners due to be announced a week today, on the 17th of January. And they've chosen a couple of strikingly different cinematic success stories to join usual Best Picture nominees from this awards season, Belfast, Dune and The Power of the Dog. Hamaguchi Ryusuke's Drive My Car, which has been derided as a Best Picture pick by comic book movie fans all over Twitter, makes the cut, though so too does the year's ultimate comic book movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home. It's an interesting lineup for Best Picture, though chances are neither wins the award - as is typical this year, The Power of the Dog has the most nominations here, with 7. All the details below.


Best Picture

BELFAST

DRIVE MY CAR

DUNE

THE POWER OF THE DOG

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME


Best Director

Kenneth Branagh (BELFAST)

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Joel Coen (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)

Hamaguchi Ryusuke (DRIVE MY CAR)

Denis Villeneuve (DUNE)


Best Actress

Jessica Chastain (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE)

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)

Peter Dinklage (CYRANO)

Will Smith (KING RICHARD)

Denzel Washington (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)


Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett (NIGHTMARE ALLEY)

Ariana DeBose (WEST SIDE STORY)

Kirsten Dunst (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Aunjanue Ellis (KING RICHARD)

Ruth Negga (PASSING)


Best Supporting Actor

Ben Affleck (THE TENDER BAR)

Ciaran Hinds (BELFAST)

Troy Kotsur (CODA)

J. K. Simmons (BEING THE RICARDOS)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Original Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA)

Zach Baylin (KING RICHARD)

Kenneth Branagh (BELFAST)

Mike Mills (C'MON C'MON)

Michael Sarnoski (PIG)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Joel Coen (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)

Hamaguchi Ryusuke (DRIVE MY CAR)*

Sian Heder (CODA)

Jon Spaihts, Eric Roth and Denis Villeneuve (DUNE)


Best Visual FX

DUNE

GODZILLA VS. KONG

THE GREEN KNIGHT

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME


Best Score

Germaine Franco (ENCANTO)

Jonny Greenwood (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Jonny Greenwood (SPENCER)

Jeymes Samuel (THE HARDER THEY FALL)

Hans Zimmer (DUNE)


Best Original Song

"Be Alive" (KING RICHARD)

"Dos Oruguitas" (ENCANTO)

"Guns Go Bang" (THE HARDER THEY FALL)

"Just Look Up" (DON'T LOOK UP)

"No Time to Die" (NO TIME TO DIE)


Best Animated Film

ENCANTO

FLEE

LUCA

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON


Best Documentary

THE FIRST WAVE

FLEE

PROCESSION

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

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND


Best Foreign Language Film

DRIVE MY CAR

FLEE

A HERO

PETITE MAMAN

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD


Best Comedy

BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR

DON'T LOOK UP

FREE GUY

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

THE SUICIDE SQUAD


Best Sci-Fi/Horror

DUNE

THE GREEN KNIGHT

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

A QUIET PLACE PART II

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME


*where's Oe Takamasa?

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