Women Film Critics Circle announces 2021 award winners


Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson, Passing, Women Film Critics Circle, Rebecca Hall
Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson in Passing

Did the Women Film Critics Circle announce nominations this year? I wouldn't have cared, but I would have posted about it. Anyway, below are their award winners and runners-up/nominees which are... actually not that bad?!


Best Movie About Women

PASSING

Runners-up THE LOST DAUGHTER

BEING THE RICARDOS

CODA


Best Movie by a Woman

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Runners-up Sian Heder (CODA)

Nora Fingscheidt (THE UNFORGIVABLE)

Rebecca Hall (PASSING)


Best Actress

Kristen Stewart (SPENCER)

Runners-up Nicole Kidman (BEING THE RICARDOS)

Sandra Bullock (THE UNFORGIVABLE)

Virginie Efira (BENEDETTA)


Best Actor

Will Smith (KING RICHARD)

Runners-up Benedict Cumberbatch (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

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

Nicolas Cage (PIG)


Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Runners-up Rebecca Hall (PASSING)

Charlene Favier, Antoine Lacomblez and Marie Talon (SLALOM)

Sian Heder (CODA)


Best Documentary by or About Women

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

Runner-up INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR

GUNDA

LADY BUDS


Best Foreign Film by or About Women

TITANE

Runners-up DRIVE MY CAR

BENEDETTA

I'M YOUR MAN


Best Equality of the Sexes

KING RICHARD

Runners-up BEING THE RICARDOS

THE HARDER THEY FALL

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE


Best Screen Couple

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson (PASSING)

Runner-up Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem (BEING THE RICARDOS)

Anthony Ramos and Melissa Barrera (IN THE HEIGHTS)


Best Animated Female

'Mirabel' (ENCANTO)

Runners-up 'Raya' (RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON)

'Abuela Alma' (ENCANTO)

'Gabi' (VIVO)


Adrienne Shelly Award (for a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Runner-up ADRIENNE


Josephine Baker Award (for best expressing the woman of colour experience in America)

PASSING

Runners-up RESPECT

BRUISED

TEST PATTERN


Karen Morley Award (for best exemplifying a woman's place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)

PASSING

Runners-up BEING THE RICARDOS

BENEDETTA

SPENCER


Acting and Activism Award

Dolly Parton


Lifetime Achievement Award

Betty White


Women Film Critics Circle Special Pauline Kael Jury Awards


Best Female Action Hero

Sandra Bullock (THE UNFORGIVABLE)

Sandra Oh (THE CHAIR)


Courage in Filmmaking

Julia Ducournau (TITANE)

Sian Heder (CODA)


Courage in Acting (taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen)

Halle Berry (BRUISED)

Sandra Bullock (THE UNFORGIVABLE)


Women's Work: Best Ensemble Cast

Kathryn Hunter (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)

KING RICHARD


The Invisible Woman Award (supporting performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored)

Rae Dawn Chong (THE SLEEPING NEGRO)

Danielle Deadwyler (THE HARDER THEY FALL)


Women Saving Themselves Award

HOLLER

A QUIET PLACE PART II


Best Kept Secret - Overlooked Challenging Gems

MAMA WEED (Jean-Paul Salome)

SMALL TIME (Niav Conty)


Mommie Dearest - Worst Screen Mom of the Year

Olivia Colman (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

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