The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle (SFBAFCC) have revealed their 2021 awards for film and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog dominated the group’s wins with a stunning eight awards from its nine nominations, missing only best cinematography. The film won Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Campion, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee, Supporting Actress for Kirsten Dunst, Film Editing, and Original Score.
Olivia Colman was named Best Actress for Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter, Best Cinematography went to The Tragedy of Macbeth and Nightmare Alley won Best Production Design. Encanto won Best Animated Feature with an honorable mention going to Flee.
The Marlon Riggs to Bay Area goes to a filmmaker(s) or individual(s) who represents courage and innovation in the world of cinema and this year the recipient was Berkeley resident Rita Moreno. She had a phenomenal year with her documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It and returning to West Side Story in a new capacity.
Here is the complete list of winners.
Best Picture: The Power of the Dog
Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Best Original Screenplay: C’mon Cmon, Mike Mills
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Best Animated Feature: Encanto
Honorable Mention: Flee
Best International Feature Film: Drive My Car
Best Documentary Feature: Summer of Soul
Best Cinematography: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Bruno Delbonnel
Best Production Design: Nightmare Alley, Tamara Deverell
Best Film Editing: The Power of the Dog, Peter Sciberras
Best Original Score: The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood
Special Citation for Independent Cinema (Tied)
Marlon Riggs Award
(The Marlon Riggs to Bay Area goes to a filmmaker(s) or individual(s) who represents courage and innovation in the world of cinema)
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