The New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) announced their winners for the best in film for 2021 and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog dominated the list with seven sweeping wins including Best Picture, Director, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee and Best Ensemble. It’s the biggest sweep for the group since 2016’s Moonlight.
Rebecca Hall’s Passing was another multiple winner and with three big ones: Best Actress for Tessa Thompson, Supporting Actress for Ruth Negga and Debut Director for Hall herself. In all, Netflix scooped up 10 of the group’s 14 awards. West Side Story found two wins: Best Use of Music and Breakthrough Performance for Ariana DeBose.
Here is the complete list of winners from the 2021 New York Film Critics Online.
Best Picture: The Power of the Dog
Best Director: Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Best Actress: Tessa Thompson – Passing
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Negga – Passing
Breakthrough Performer: Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Best Ensemble: The Power of the Dog
Best Screenplay: The Power of the Dog
Best Cinematography: Ari Wegner – The Power of the Dog
Best Use of Music: West Side Story
Best Animated Feature: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Best Documentary Feature: Flee
Best Foreign Language Feature: Drive My Car (Japan)
Top 10 Films (alphabetical): Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Lost Daughter, Passing, Pig, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story
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