The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF), a newly formed organization of critics based in or around the Central Florida area, revealed its first ever critics awards and has named Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth the Best Picture of 2021. While it was the film’s only win, it did receive two runner-up mention: for Coen in Best Director and for Bruno Delbonnel in Best Cinematography.
Licorice Pizza was the Best Picture and Best Actress runner-up while Bradley Cooper won Best Supporting Actor for his cameo in the film as filmmaker Jon Peters.
Best Actor went to Andrew Garfield for tick, tick…BOOM! and Renate Reinsve won Best Actress for The Worst Person in the World. There was a tie for Best Supporting Actress between Ann Dowd for Mass and Aunjanue Ellis for King Richard.
The CACF consists of critics and journalists with a wide reach to a diverse and expansive audience whose critics include Rotten Tomatoes approved critics, as well as members of other established associations, such as the Critics Choice Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
A list of their members can be found at this link: http://www.centralflcritics.com/p/members.html.
Here is the complete list of winners and runners-up for the 1st Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF) awards.
Winner: The Tragedy of Macbeth
Runner-up: Licorice Pizza
Winner: Denis Villenueve – Dune
Runner-up: Joel Coen – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Winner: Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!
Runner-up: Peter Dinklage – Cyrano
Winner: Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person in the World
Runner-up: Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Bradley Cooper – Licorice Pizza
Runner-up: Troy Kotsur – CODA
Best Supporting Actress
Winners (tie): Ann Dowd – Mass/Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Runner-up: Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Runner-up: Summer of Soul (… or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Best International Film
Winner: A Hero
Runner-up: Drive My Car
Best Animated Film
Winner: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Runners-up (tie): Flee/Luca
Winner: Fran Kranz – Mass
Runner-up: Aaron Sorkin – Being the Ricardos
Winner: Greig Fraser – Dune
Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Winner: Hans Zimmer – Dune
Runner-up: Johnny Greenwood – Spencer
Best Original Song
Winner: “No Time to Die” – No Time to Die
Runner-up: “Be Alive”- King Richard
Best Central Florida FIlm
Winner: King Richard
Best Achievement in Diversity