Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The 2021 Portland Critics Association (PCA) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The Portland Critics Association (PCA) is a new group established in 2021 of writers, reviewers, broadcasters and cinema historians. They announced their nominations representing the best in film for 2021 on December 13th and today, they announced their first winners!

Click below to see the winners.

Best Picture
Last Night in Soho
Licorice Pizza
The Power of the Dog
The Green Knight
The Last Duel
West Side Story

Best Director
David Lowery, The Green Knight
Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Edgar Wright, Last Night in Soho
Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Best Male Leading Role
Andrew Garfield, tick tick… BOOM!
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Dev Patel, The Green Knight
Nicolas Cage, Pig
Will Smith, King Richard

Best Female Leading Role
Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Kristen Stewart, Spencer
Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World
Tessa Thompson, Passing

Best Male Supporting Role
Bradley Cooper, Licorice Pizza
Jared Leto, House of Gucci
Jeffrey Wright, The French Dispatch
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Mike Faist, West Side Story

Best Female Supporting Role
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Cate Blanchett, Nightmare Alley
Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Ensemble Cast
Dune
House of Gucci
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
The Harder They Fall
West Side Story

Best Animated Feature
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Documentary Feature
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Flee
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
Summer of Soul
The Sparks Brothers
The Velvet Underground

Best Film Not in the English Language
Drive My Car
Flee
Lamb
Petite Maman
The Worst Person in the World
Titane

Best Comedy Feature
Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar
Licorice Pizza
Shiva Baby
The French Dispatch
The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Best Horror Feature
Candyman
Fear Street Part One: 1994
Last Night in Soho
Malignant
The Night House
Titane

Best Science Fiction Feature
Dune
Godzilla vs Kong
Oxygen
Eternals
The Tomorrow War

Best Oregon Feature
Everything in the End
Lorelei
Luz
Pig

Best Screenplay
Licorice Pizza
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
The Lost Daughter
The Power of the Dog

Best Cinematography
Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Green Knight
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Original Score
Dune
Last Night in Soho
No Time to Die
Spencer
The Power of the Dog

Best Costume Design
Dune
House of Gucci
Nightmare Alley
Spencer
The Last Duel
West Side Story

Best Production Design
Dune
Nightmare Alley
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best Sound Design
Dune
The Green Knight
The Harder They Fall
The Power of the Dog
tick tick… BOOM!
West Side Story

Best Visual Effects
Dune
Eternals
Godzilla vs Kong
No Time to Die
The Green Knight

Best Stunts or Action Choreography
Dune
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Harder They Fall
The Last Duel

Top 10 Films of 2021
The Green Knight
The Power of the Dog
Dune
The French Dispatch
West Side Story
Last Night in Soho
Licorice Pizza
The Worst Person in the World
The Lost Daughter
The Last Duel

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars & 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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