Belfast has been chosen as the best film of 2021 by the Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA).
The group chose Jane Campion as best director for The Power of the Dog, where Kenneth Branagh and Denis Villeneuve were runners-up. Lady Gaga was chosen as Best Actress for her work in House of Gucci, and Andrew Garfield won Best Actor for Tick Tick … BOOM! Runners-up included Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog and Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter.
Kodi Smit-McPhee was named Best Supporting Actor for The Power of the Dog while Belfast‘s Caitríona Balfe was named Best Supporting Actress.
The IFCA was formed in 2003 and its membership includes film reviewers for various print and broadcast media in Iowa.
Here is the complete list of winners and runners-up.
Best Film: Belfast
Runners–up: Dune and The Power of the Dog
Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Runners–up: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast and Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Best Actor: Andrew Garfield, tick, tick… BOOM!
Runners–up: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog and Will Smith, King Richard
Best Actress: Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
Runners–up: Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter and Kristen Stewart, Spencer
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Runners–up: Jamie Dornan, Belfast and Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
Best Supporting Actress: Caitríona Balfe, Belfast
Runners–up: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story and Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Best Animated Film: Encanto
Runners–up: Flee and Raya and the Last Dragon
Best Documentary: Summer of Soul
Runners–up: Flee and The Rescue
Best Score: Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog
Runners–up: Alexandre Desplat, The French Dispatch and Hans Zimmer, Dune
Best Song: “Guns Go Bang” from The Harder They Fall
Runners–up: “Down to Joy” from Belfast and “No Time to Die” from No Time to Die