By Matt Neglia
The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) have announced their nominations representing the best in film for 2021. The winners will be announced January 11th 2022.
Click below to see the nominees.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Ryusuke Hamagucki and Takamasa Oe – Drive My Car
Sian Heder – CODA
David Lowery – The Green Knight
Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth – Dune
Best Voice Acting/Animated/Digital Performance
Stephanie Beatriz – Encanto
Abbi Jacobson – The Mitchells vs the Machines
John Leguizamo – Encanto
Danny McBride – The Mitchells vs the Machines
Kaho Nakamura – Belle
As part of the organization’s annual voting, the Austin Film Critics Association awards titles with local ties — works made by directors who live in Austin. This award is distinct to our group of critics, recognizing the talent of Austin filmmakers as we celebrate the best films of the year.
In alphabetical order, the five nominees for Best Austin Film 2021 are:
The Carnivores (dir. Caleb Michael Johnson)
The Get Together (dir. Will Bakke)
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles (co-dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Queens of Pain (co-dir. Cassie Hay)
Without Getting Killed or Caught (dirs. Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield)
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