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LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE the
2021-47th Annual LAFCA AWARD WINNERS..!

LOS ANGELES, CA (SMI-LA-ENTERTAINMENT, 12.18-12.20.21)- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) has named  “Drive My Car” as Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Claudia Puig, President of LAFCA.  

 

“Our awards cover a lot of ground and genres and they also span the globe,” said Los Angeles Film Critics Association president Claudia Puig. “We are thrilled to spread our love and appreciation for this breadth of outstanding films.”

 

For the L.A. Rebellion filmmakers, the LAFCA is giving a special citation for their contributions to cinema. Major figures include Charles Burnett, Larry Clark, Julie Dash, Zeinabu Irene Davis, Jamaa Fanaka, Haile Gerima, Alile Sharon Larkin and Billy Woodberry.

 

As previously announced, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has chosen legendary actor/writer/director/producer Mel Brooks as the recipient of this year’s Career Achievement Award.

 

The 2021-47th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award winners are:

 

PICTURE: DRIVE MY CAR

Runner-up: THE POWER OF THE DOG

 

DIRECTOR: Jane Campion, THE POWER OF THE DOG

Runner-up: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, DRIVE MY CAR

 

ACTOR: Simon Rex, RED ROCKET

Runner-up: Benedict Cumberbatch, THE POWER OF THE DOG

 

ACTRESS: Penélope Cruz, PARALLEL MOTHERS

Runner-up: Renate Reinsve, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR (tie): Vincent Lindon, TITANE, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, THE POWER OF THE DOG 

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY

Runner-up: Aunjanue Ellis, KING RICHARD

 

SCREENPLAY: Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, DRIVE MY CAR

Runner-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, LICORICE PIZZA

 

ANIMATION: FLEE

Runner-up: BELLE

 

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: PETITE MAMAN

Runner-up: QUO VADIS, AIDA?

 

DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: SUMMER OF SOUL

Runner-up: PROCESSION

 

NEW GENERATION (tie): Shatara Michelle Ford, TEST PATTERN, and Tatiana Huezo, PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN 

 

FILM EDITING: Joshua L. Pearson, SUMMER OF SOUL

Runner-up: Andy Jurgensen, LICORICE PIZZA

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Ari Wegner, THE POWER OF THE DOG

Runner-up: Greig Fraser, DUNE

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Steve Saklad, BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR

Runner-up: Tamara Deverell, NIGHTMARE ALLEY

 

MUSIC/SCORE: Alberto Iglesias, PARALLEL MOTHERS

Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, THE POWER OF THE DOG and SPENCER

 

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: THE WORKS AND DAYS (OF TAYOKO SHIOJIRI IN THE SHIOTANI BASIN)

 

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Mel Brooks

 

 

About LAFCA:

Founded in 1975, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is composed of Los Angeles-based professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. LAFCA members hold their annual awards vote, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera.