LEJA award winners announced: The Power of the Dog wins four


Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion, Latino Entertainment Journalists Association
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog

Funny how things can shift so suddenly once people's perspectives on the Oscar race respond to unexpected developments... I'm not saying voters aren't voting with their hearts, but it does strike me as a little odd that previous Best Supporting Actor frontrunner Kodi Smit-McPhee should have lost the two most recent critics' prizes to Troy Kotsur, after Kotsur won the SAG Award last weekend. Especially odd when Smit-McPhee's movie, The Power of the Dog, should be so popular with one of the critics' groups in question: the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, which has declared Jane Campion's neo-Western its favourite film of the year in four categories including Best Picture, and Best Director. Its four-strong haul is matched by both Dune and an impressive performance from Encanto, one of several Latino-centric movies from 2021 that has clicked with audiences and critics, and which has been honoured by LEJA this year. All very well and good, but... what about Kodi?! Check out the nominations there and the winners here:


Best Picture

THE POWER OF THE DOG


Best Director

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Penelope Cruz (PARALLEL MOTHERS)


Best Actor in a Leading Role

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


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Ariana DeBose (WEST SIDE STORY)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Troy Kotsur (CODA)


Best Original Screenplay

C'MON C'MON (Mike Mills)


Best Adapted Screenplay

THE POWER OF THE DOG (Jane Campion)


Best Cinematography

DUNE (Greig Fraser)


Best Editing

THE POWER OF THE DOG (Peter Sciberras)


Best Production and Set Design

DUNE (Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos)


Best Costume Design

CRUELLA (Jenny Beavan)


Best Sound Design

DUNE


Best Visual Effects

DUNE


Best Hair and Makeup

CRUELLA


Best Musical Score

ENCANTO (Germaine Franco)


Best Song Written for a Film

"We Don't Talk About Bruno" (ENCANTO)


Best Ensemble Casting

IN THE HEIGHTS


Best Stunt Design

NO TIME TO DIE


Best Animated Film

ENCANTO


Best Documentary Film

FLEE


Best Foreign Language Film

PARALLEL MOTHERS (Spain)


Breakout Performer Award

Rachel Zegler (WEST SIDE STORY)


Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance

Stephanie Beatriz (ENCANTO)


Latino Activism Award

Lin-Manuel Miranda


Rita Moreno Lifetime Achievement Award

John Leguizamo

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