Friday, October 7, 2022

The 2021 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA) Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA)​ have announced their nominations representing the best in film for 2021. The winners will be announced March 6th, 2022.

​Click below to see the nominations.

​Best Picture
C’mon C’mon” (A24)
CODA” (Apple Original Films)
Dune” (Warner Bros)
Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
In the Heights” (Warner Bros)
King Richard” (Warner Bros)
Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix)
Tick, Tick…Boom!” (Netflix)
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

Best Director
Jane Campion, “The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix)
Tatiana Huezo, “Prayers for the Stolen” (Netflix)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Tick, Tick…Boom!” (Netflix)
Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
Guillermo del Toro, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Clifton Collins Jr, “Jockey” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix)
Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick…Boom!” (Netflix)
Anthony Ramos, “In the Heights” (Warner Bros)
Will Smith, “King Richard” (Warner Bros)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight Pictures)
Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix)
Penélope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Kristen Stewart, “Spencer” (Neon/Topic Studios)
Tessa Thompson, “Passing” (Netflix)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
David Alvarez, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
Robin de Jesús, “Tick, Tick…Boom!” (Netflix)
Mike Faist, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
Troy Kotsur, “CODA” (Apple Original Films)
Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
Kirsten Dunst, “The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix)
Olga Merediz, “In the Heights” (Warner Bros)
Rita Moreno, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
Ruth Negga, “Passing” (Netflix)

Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance
Stephanie Beatriz, “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Abbi Jacobsen, “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” (Netflix)
John Leguizamo, “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Vivo” (Netflix)
Talia Tran, “Raya And The Last Dragon” (Walt Disney Pictures)

Best Animated Film
Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Flee” (Neon)
Luca” (Pixar)
The Mitchells vs. The Machines” (Netflix)
Raya And The Last Dragon” (Walt Disney Pictures)

Best Foreign Language Film
Drive My Car” (Japan)
Flee” (Denmark)
Parallel Mothers” (Spain)
Prayers for the Stolen” (Mexico)
The Worst Person In The World” (Norway)

Best Documentary Film
A Cop Movie” (Netflix)
Attica” (Showtime)
Flee” (Neon)
The Rescue” (National Geographic)
Summer Of Soul” (Hulu/Searchlight Pictures)

Best Original Screenplay
Belfast” (Focus Features) – Kenneth Branagh
C’mon C’mon” (A24) – Mike Mills
Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) – Adam McKay, David Sirota
Language Lessons” (Shout! Studios) – Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales
Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Adapted Screenplay
CODA” (Apple Original Films) – Siân Heder
Drive My Car” (Janus Films) – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures) – Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix) – Jane Campion
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) – Tony Kushner

Best Ensemble Casting
CODA” (Apple Original Films)
Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
In the Heights” (Warner Bros)
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix)
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

Best Production and Set Design
Dune” (Warner Bros) – Patrice Vermette; Zsuzsanna Sipos
The French Dispatch” (Searchlight Pictures) – Adam Stockhausen; Rena DeAngelo
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix) – Grant Major; Amber Richards
Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures) – Tamara Deverell; Shane Vieau
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) – Adam Stockhausen; Rena DeAngelo

Best Cinematography
Dune” (Warner Bros) – Greig Fraser
Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures) – Dan Laustsen
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix) – Ari Wegner
The Tragedy Of Macbeth” (Apple Original Films/A24) – Bruno Delbonnel
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) – Janusz Kamiński

Best Costume Design
Cruella” (Walt Disney Pictures) – Jenny Beavan
Dune” (Warner Bros) – Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan
House Of Gucci” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – Janty Yates
Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures) – Luis Sequeira
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) – Paul Tazewell

Best Editing
Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) – Hank Corwin
Dune” (Warner Bros) – Joe Walker
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix) – Peter Scibberas
Tick, Tick…Boom!” (Netflix) – Myron Kerstein, Andrew Weisblum
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) – Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn

Best Hair and Makeup
Cruella” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Dune” (Warner Bros)
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight Pictures)
House Of Gucci” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Sound Design
Dune” (Warner Bros)
No Time To Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix)
Tick, Tick…Boom!” (Netflix)
West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

Best Visual Effects
Dune” (Warner Bros)
Eternals” (Marvel Studios)
No Time To Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
hang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” (Marvel Studios)
Spider-Man: No Way Home” (Sony Pictures)

Best Musical Score
Dune” (Warner Bros) – Hans Zimmer
Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) – Germaine Franco
Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics) – Alberto Iglesias
The Power Of The Dog” (Netflix) – Jonny Greenwood
Spencer” (Neon/Topic Studios) – Jonny Greenwood

Best Stunt Design
Black Widow” (Marvel Studios)
Dune” (Warner Bros)
No Time To Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
hang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” (Marvel Studios)
Spider-Man: No Way Home” (Sony Pictures)

​Best Song Written for a Film
“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
“Surface Pressure” from “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
“Be Alive” from “King Richard” (Warner Bros)
“No Time to Die” from “No Time To Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

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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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