Saturday, June 15, 2024

The 2021 Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) have announced their winners and runners up representing the best in film for 2021.

Click below to see the winners.

​Best Film
Winner: Drive My Car
Runner-Up: The Power Of The Dog

Best Foreign Film
Winner: Petite Maman
Runner-Up: Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Director
Winner: Jane Campion – The Power Of The Dog
Runner-Up: Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Best Actor
Winner: Simon Rex – Red Rocket
Runner-Up: Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power Of The Dog

Best Actress
Winner: Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Runner-Up: Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person In The World

Best Documentary Film
Winner: Summer Of Soul
Runner-Up: Procession

Best Screenplay
Winner: Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Runner-Up: Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Best Animated Film
Winner: Flee
Runner-Up: Belle

Best Supporting Actor
Winners: Vincent Lindon – Titane & Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog (TIE)

Best Editing
Winner: Joshua L. Pearson – Summer Of Soul
Runner-Up: Andy Jurgensen – Licorice Pizza

Best Production Design
Winner: Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar
​Runner-Up: Nightmare Alley

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Runner-Up: Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

Best Music/Score
Winner: Alberto Iglesias – Parallel Mothers
Runner-Up: Jonny Greenwood – Spencer/The Power Of The Dog

Best Cinematography
Winner: Ari Wegner – The Power Of The Dog
Runner-Up: Greig Fraser – Dune

New Generation Award
Shatara Michelle Ford – Test Pattern & Tatiana Huezo – Prayers For The Stolen (TIE)

Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Prize
C.W. Winter & Anders Edstrom – The Works And Days (Of Tayoko Shiojiri In The Shiotani Basin)

Career Achievement Award
Mel Brooks

So what do you think? Which films do you feel received a boost from LAFCA? Are you surprised by any winners or exclusions? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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

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