Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Name POWER OF THE DOG Best Film

Power of th Dog

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the Western drama THE POWER OF THE DOG as the best film of 2021, according to the results of its 28th annual critics’ poll released today. Following is a complete list of award winners, with choices listed in order of votes received.

Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows:

2) Belfast

3) King Richard

4) West Side Story

5) Licorice Pizza

6) Dune

7) Nightmare Alley

8) French Dispatch

9) The Lost Daughter

10) Coda


Best Actor
The Power of the Dog1) Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog

2) Will Smith for King Richard

3) Andrew Garfiled for Tick, Tick, Boom!

4) Peter Dinklage for Cyrano

5) Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of MacBeth

 


Best Actress

Spencer1) Kristen Stewart for Spencer

2) Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter

3) Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

4) Lady Gaga for House of Gucci

5) Nicole Kidman for Being the Ricardos

 


Best Supporting Actor

The Power of the Dog1) Kodi Smit-McPhee for The Power of the Dog

2) Troy Kotsur for CODA

3) Ciaran Hinds for Belfast

4) Ben Affleck for The Tender Bar

5) Jesse Plemons for The Tender Bar

 


Best Supporting Actress

West Side Story1) Ariana DeBose for West Side Story

2) Kirsten Dunst for The Power of the Dog

3) Aunjanue Ellis for King Richard

4) Caitriona Balfe for Belfast

5) Ruth Negga for Passing

 


Best Director

The Power of the Dog1) Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog

2) Steven Spielberg for West Side Story

3) Kenneth Branagh for Belfast

4) Denis Villeneuve for Dune

5) Paul Thomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza


Best Foreign Language Film

Drive My Car1) Drive My Car

2) A Hero

3) The Worst Person in the World

4) The Hand of God

5) Flee

 


Best Documentary

Summer of Soul1) Summer of Soul

2) Flee

3) The Rescue

4) Procession

5) Val

 


Best Animated Film

Encanto1) Encanto

2) The Mitchells vs. The Machines

 

 

 


Best Screenplay

The Power of the Dog1) Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog

2) Paul Thomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza

3) Kenneth Branagh for Belfast (tie)

 

 

 


Best Cinematography

Dune1) Greig Fraser for Dune

2) Ari Wegner for The Power of the Dog

 

 


 

Best Musical Score

Dune1) Hans Zimmer, Dune

2) Jonny Greenwood for The Power of the Dog

 

 

 


Russell Smith Award

FleeThe association also voted Flee as the winner of the Russell Smith Award, named for the late Dallas Morning News film critic. The honor is given annually to the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.


 

 

 

Due to adjusted eligibility guidelines for this year, films released only after March 1, 2021, were considered in all categories. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 32 broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout North Texas. For more information, visit www.dfwcritics.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @dfwfilmcritics.

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