Monday, November 28, 2022

The 2021 Hawaii Film Critics Society (HFCS) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The Hawaii Film Critics Society (Known as HFCS and not to be confused with the Houston Film Critics Society, also known as HFCS) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2021.

​Click below to see the winners.

BEST PICTURE
Belfast
CODA
Last Night in Soho
Mass
The Power of the Dog

BEST DIRECTOR
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Destin Daniel Cretton – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Guillermo Del Toro – Nightmare Alley
Sian Heder – CODA

BEST ACTOR
Nicolas Cage – Pig 
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Peter Dinklage – Cyrano
Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick…Boom!
Will Smith – King Richard

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Emilia Jones – CODA 
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos 
Thomasin McKenzie – Last Night in Soho
Kristen Stewart – Spencer 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jamie Dornan – Belfast
Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – CODA 
Jared Leto – House of Gucci 
Kodhi Smit- McPhee – The Power of the Dog

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Caitriona Balfe – Belfast
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story 
Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Marlee Matlin – CODA

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Belfast 
Don’t Look Up
King Richard
Last Night in Soho
Pig

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
CODA
Dune 
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST ART DIRECTION
Belfast
Dune 
The Green Knight
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Dune 
House of Gucci 
Last Night in Soho
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dune 
Belfast
Last Night in Soho
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog

BEST EDITING
Belfast
Dune 
Last Night in Soho
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story 

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Encanto
Luca 
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon
Sing 2

BEST DOCUMENTARY
9/11: Inside the President’s War Room 
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Bunny
The First Wave 
Summer of Soul 
Val 

BEST MAKE-UP
Cruella
Cyrano
Dune 
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci 

BEST SOUND
Dune 
Last Night in Soho
A Quiet Place Part II 
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Don’t Look Up
Dune
Encanto
The Harder They Fall
The Power of the Dog

BEST SONG
“Down to Joy” – Belfast
“Beyond the Shore” – CODA 
“Just Look Up” – Don’t Look Up
“Be Alive” – King Richard
“No Time to Die” – No Time to Die

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dune
Free Guy
No Time to Die 
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST STUNT WORK
Black Widow
Nobody 
No Time to Die 
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST NEW FILMMAKER
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
Rebecca Hall – Passing 
Fran Kranz – Mass 
Lin Manuel Miranda – Tick, Tick…Boom!
Michael Sarnoski – Pig

BEST FIRST FILM
Mass 
The Novice 
Passing
Pig
Tick, Tick…Boom!

BEST OVERLOOKED FILM
The Card Counter 
CODA
Last Night in Soho
Malignant
The Night House

BEST VOCAL/MOTION CAPTURE PERFORMANCE: 
Olivia Colman – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Thomas Hayden Church – Spider-Man: No Way Home 
John Leguizamo – Encanto
Kelly Marie Tran – Raya and the Last Dragon 
Danny McBride – The Mitchells vs. The Machines

BEST HORROR FILM
Antlers
Candyman 
Last Night in Soho
Malignant 
A Quiet Place Part II 

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
Black Widow
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 
Spider-Man: No Way Home 
The Suicide Squad 
Zack Snyder’s Justice League 

BEST SCI-FI FILM
Dune 
Free Guy 
The Matrix Resurrections 
A Quiet Place Part II 
Reminiscence

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Benedetta (France) 
Drive My Car (Japan) 
The Hand of God (Italy) 
Lamb (Iceland)
The Worst Person in the World (Norway) 

BEST HAWAIIAN FILM
Finding Ohana (Oahu)
I Was a Simple Man (dir. Christopher Makoto Yogi) (Oahu)
Ka Ho’i The Return (dir. Mitchel Viernes) (Oahu)
Waterman (dir. Isaac Halisima) (Oahu)
Our Makawao (dir. Robert Stone, Matt Yamashita) (Maui)


WORST FILM OF 2021
Coming 2 America
Don’t Breathe 2
The Matrix Resurrections
Space Jam: A New Legacy 
Venom: Let There Be Carnage

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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