Vancouver Film Critics Circle announces 2021 award nominations


Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Ella-Maija Tailfeathers, Night Raiders, Danis Goulet, Vancouver Film Critics Circle
Brooklyn Letexier-Hart and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers in Night Raiders

Nominations have been announced for the Vancouver Film Critics Circle's 2021 awards. The VFCC is leaving things particularly late this year (as long as you forget last year), though this is an unusually long awards season, so they're not alone in doing so. On the international front, The Power of the Dog pulls off the entirely expected by leading all nominated titles with five nods. On the Canadian front, however, Night Raiders fares better still, notching up seven mentions, while leading star Ella-Maija Tailfeathers is recognized not only in Best Actress but also for her Documentary Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy. Some much appreciated First Nation representation from the VFCC, and for one of Canada's brightest new voices; much appreciated indeed, given that the international nominees here are an exceptionally white bunch overall. Winners will be announced on the 26th of February (and yes I know I'm late again, but you don't care and nor do I).


Best Picture

BELFAST

CODA

THE POWER OF THE DOG


Best Director

Kenneth Branagh (BELFAST)

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Denis Villeneuve (DUNE)


Best Actress

Jessica Chastain (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE)

Olivia Colman (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

Renate Reinsve (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD)


Best Actor

Bradley Cooper (NIGHTMARE ALLEY)

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

Denzel Washington (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)


Best Supporting Actress

Jessie Buckley (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

Ann Dowd (MASS)

Kirsten Dunst (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Supporting Actor

Bradley Cooper (LICORICE PIZZA)

Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Jesse Plemons (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE POWER OF THE DOG)


Best Screenplay

Kenneth Branagh (BELFAST)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

Adam McKay and David Sirota (DON'T LOOK UP)


Best Documentary

FLEE

THE SPARKS BROTHERS

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


Best Foreign Language Film

FLEE

RIDERS OF JUSTICE

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD


Best Canadian Picture

ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

NIGHT RAIDERS

SCARBOROUGH


Best Director - Canadian Film

Danis Goulet (NIGHT RAIDERS)

Michael McGowan (ALL MY PUNY SORROWS)

Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson (SCARBOROUGH)


Best Actress - Canadian Film

Piercey Dalton (BE STILL)

Alison Pill (ALL MY PUNY SORROWS)

Ella-Maija Tailfeathers (NIGHT RAIDERS)


Best Actor - Canadian Film

Pavle Cemerikic (THE WHITE FORTRESS)

Daniel Doheny (DRINKWATER)

Jorge Antonio Guerrero (DRUNKEN BIRDS)


Best Supporting Actress - Canadian Film

Cherish Violet Blood (SCARBOROUGH)

Sarah Gadon (ALL MY PUNY SORROWS)

Brooklyn Letexier-Hart (NIGHT RAIDERS)

Amanda Plummer (NIGHT RAIDERS)

Ellie Posadas (SCARBOROUGH)


Best Supporting Actor - Canadian Film

Eric McCormack (DRINKWATER)

Joshua Odjick (WILDHOOD)

Alex Tarrant (NIGHT RAIDERS)


Best Screenplay - Canadian Film

Igor Drljaca (THE WHITE FORTRESS)

Danis Goulet (NIGHT RAIDERS)

Catherine Hernandez (SCARBOROUGH)

Michael McGowan (ALL MY PUNY SORROWS)


Best Documentary - Canadian Film

KIMMAPIIYIPITSSINI: THE MEANING OF EMPATHY

THE LAST TOURIST

THE SIX


Best British Columbia Film

BE STILL

PORTRAITS FROM A FIRE

SOMEONE LIKE ME


One to Watch Award - Canadian Film

Pavle Cemerikic (THE WHITE FORTRESS)

Elizabeth Lazebnick (BE STILL)

Trevor Mack (PORTRAITS FROM A FIRE)

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