Happening wins 2021 ICS Best Picture prize


Sandrine Bonnaire, Anamaria Vartolomei, Happening, Audrey Diwan, International Cinephile Society, ICS
Sandrine Bonnaire and Anamaria Vartolomei in Happening

The International Cinephile Society has today announced the winners and runners-up for its 2021 awards, and it's one of the year's top festival champs at the top of their own picks. Audrey Diwan's Happening takes two awards from the ICS: Best Picture, and Best Breakthrough Performance for lead Anamaria Vartolomei. She places as the runner-up in the Best Actress category, as Diwan does in Best Director, with the movie claiming four second place finishes in total. The Director prize instead goes to The Power of the Dog's Jane Campion, which ranks fifth in Best Picture, though that's its only award. The most-awarded title of the day is perhaps a minor surprise: Terence Davies' Benediction, which is third in Best Picture behind Happening and Drive My Car, winning the Best Actor award for Jack Lowden among its haul. Check out the 2021 ICS awards nominees here, and all the winners below.


Best Picture

1 HAPPENING

2 DRIVE MY CAR

3 BENEDICTION

4 WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY?

5 THE POWER OF THE DOG

6 ONODA: 10,000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE

7 ANNETTE

8 BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN

9 WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY

10 THE SOUVENIR: PART II

11 PETITE MAMAN

12 MEMORIA

13 IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

14 LICORICE PIZZA

15 WHO'S STOPPING US

16 RED ROCKET

17 TITANE

18 SPENCER

19 WEST SIDE STORY

20 HARUHARA-SAN'S RECORDER


Best Director

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Runner-up: Audrey Diwan (HAPPENING)


Best Actress

Lee Hye Yeong (IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE)

Runner-up: Anamaria Vartolomei (HAPPENING)


Best Actor

Jack Lowden (BENEDICTION)

Runner-up: Franz Rogowski (GREAT FREEDOM)


Best Supporting Actress

Ruth Negga (PASSING)

Runner-up: Anna Mouglalis (HAPPENING)


Best Supporting Actor

Anders Danielsen Lie (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD)

Runner-up: Vincent Lindon (TITANE)


Best Original Screenplay

BENEDICTION (Terence Davies)

Runner-up: BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (Radu Jude)


Best Adapted Screenplay

DRIVE MY CAR (Hamaguchi Ryusuke and Oe Takamasa)

Runner-up: HAPPENING (Marcia Romano and Audrey Diwan)


Best Cinematography

BENEDICTION (Nicola Daley)

Runner-up: ONODA: 10,000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE (Tom Harari)


Best Editing

WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? (Alexandre Koberidze)

Runner-up: BENEDICTION (Alex Mackie)


Best Production Design

THE SOUVENIR: PART II (Stephane Collonge, Byron Broadbent and Polly Davenport)

Runner-up: AFTER BLUE (Thomas Salabert)


Best Sound Design

MEMORIA (Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr, Raul Locatelli and Javier Umpierrez)

Runner-up: OUT OF SYNC (Oriol Tarrago and Marc Bech)


Best Score

ANNETTE (Ron Mael and Russell Mael)

Runner-up: WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? (Giorgi Koberidze)


Best Ensemble

WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY

Runner-up: DRIVE MY CAR


Best Animated Film

THE CROSSING (Florence Miailhe)

Runner-up: THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS (Patrick Imbert)


Best Documentary

MR. BACKMANN AND HIS CLASS (Maria Speth)

Runner-up: RETURNING TO REIMS (Jean-Gabriel Periot)


Best Debut Feature

PLAYGROUND (Laura Wandel)

Runner-up: PASSING (Rebecca Hall)


Best Breakthrough Performance

Anamaria Vartolomei (HAPPENING)

Runner-up: Alana Haim (LICORICE PIZZA) / Lucie Zhang (PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT)

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