Thursday, December 8, 2022

The 2021 North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2021.

Click below to see the winners.

BEST NARRATIVE FILM
Drive My Car
Dune
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
Licorice Pizza
Mass
Pig
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story
The Worst Person in the World

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Flee
The Sparks Brothers
Summer of Soul
Val
The Velvet Underground

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Drive My Car
A Hero
Riders of Justice
Titane
The Worst Person in the World

BEST DIRECTOR
David Lowery – The Green Knight
Denis Villeneuve – Dune
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dune 
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth 
West Side Story

BEST ACTOR
Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Dev Patel – The Green Knight
Nicolas Cage – Pig
Will Smith – King Richard

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alex Wolff – Pig
Jason Isaacs – Mass
Jeffrey Wright – The French Dispatch
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
Woody Norman – C’mon C’mon

BEST ACTRESS
Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person in the World

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Ann Dowd – Mass
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
Ruth Negga – Passing
 
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE IN ANIMATION OR MIXED MEDIA
Abbi Jacobson – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Danny McBride – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Jacob Tremblay – Luca
Kelly Marie Tran – Raya and the Last Dragon
Stephanie Beatriz – Encanto

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Dune
The French Dispatch
Licorice Pizza
Mass
The Power of the Dog

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
C’mon C’mon 
The French Dispatch
Licorice Pizza
Mass 
Pig

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Drive My Car
Dune 
The Green Knight
Passing
The Power of the Dog
 
BEST EDITING
Dune 
The French Dispatch
The Last Duel 
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Dune
The Green Knight
The Matrix Resurrections
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Suicide Squad
 
BEST STUNT COORDINATION
Black Widow
The Matrix Resurrections
No Time To Die 
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Cruella
Dune 
Last Night in Soho 
Nightmare Alley
Spencer
 
BEST HAIR & MAKE-UP
Cruella
Dune 
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci
Nightmare Alley
 
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Dune
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

BEST SCORE
Don’t Look Up
Dune 
No Time To Die 
The Power of the Dog
Spencer 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Every Letter – Cyrano
Guns Go Bang – The Harder They Fall
Just Look Up – Don’t Look Up
No Time To Die – No Time To Die 
So May We Start – Annette

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Dune 
Nightmare Alley 
No Time To Die 
tick, tick… BOOM!
West Side Story
 
BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Fran Kranz – Mass
Lin-Manuel Miranda – tick, tick… BOOM!
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
Michael Sarnoski – Pig
Rebecca Hall – Passing
 
BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza
Cooper Hoffman – Licorice Pizza
Emilia Jones – CODA
Woody Norman – C’mon C’mon
Rachel Zegler – West Side Story
 
KEN HANKE MEMORIAL TAR HEEL AWARD
Anthony Mackie (Falcon and the Winter SoldierSynchronic; Outside the Wire; The Woman in the Window) – Studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Ariana DeBose (West Side Story; Schmigadoon) – From Raleigh, North Carolina
Brian Tyree Henry (EternalsThe Woman in the WindowGodzilla vs. Kong) – From Fayetteville, North Carolina
Jonathan Majors (The Harder They FallLoki) – Studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Stephen McKinley Henderson (DuneBruised) – Studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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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