In their second annual end-of-the-year awards, the Sunset Circle has officially announced its nominees. At the head of the pack are films like “Being the Ricardos,” “Belfast,” “King Richard,” and “Spencer.” There’s also plenty of love for “Cyrano,” “Dune,” and “Don’t Look Up.” Although some of these films don’t land for public consumption for a few more weeks, they will present their winners on Thursday, December 2 at 4p PT.

2021’s Top Films

“Being the Ricardos”
(Amazon Studios)

“Belfast”
(Focus Features)

“CODA”
(AppleTV+)

“Cyrano”
(MGM)

“Dune”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

“Don’t Look Up”
(Netflix)

“The French Dispatch”
(Searchlight Pictures)

“King Richard”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

“The Power of the Dog”
(Netflix)

Spencer
(Neon)

Best Director

Kenneth Branagh
“Belfast”
(Focus Features)

Jane Campion
“The Power of the Dog”
(Netflix)

Pablo Larraín
“Spencer”
(Neon)

Denis Villeneuve
“Dune”
(Warner Bros.Pictures)

Joe Wright
“Cyrano”
(MGM)

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio
“Don’t Look Up”
(Netflix)

Peter Dinklage
“Cyrano”
(MGM)

Adam Driver
“Annette”
(Amazon Studios)

Andrew Garfield
“Tick, Tick… Boom”
(Netflix)

Will Smith
“King Richard”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
(Searchlight Pictures)

Olivia Colman
“The Lost Daughter”
(Netflix)

Jennifer Hudson
“Respect”
(MGM)

Nicole Kidman
“Being The Ricardos”
(Amazon Studios)

Kristen Stewart
“Spencer”
(Neon)

Best Supporting Actor

Jon Bernthal
“King Richard”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jamie Dornan
“Belfast”
(Focus Features)

Shazad Latif
“Profile”
(Focus Features)

Kodi Smit-McPhee
“The Power of the Dog”
(Netflix)

Jeffrey Wright
“The French Dispatch”
(Searchlight Pictures)

Best Supporting Actress

Caitríona Balfe
“Belfast”
(Focus Features)

Haley Bennett
“Cyrano”
(MGM)

Aunjanue Ellis
“King Richard”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Rebecca Ferguson
“Dune”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Marlee Matlin
“CODA”
(AppleTV+)

Best Ensemble

“Being The Ricardos”
(Amazon Studios)

“CODA”
(AppleTV+)

“Don’t Look Up”
(Netflix)

“Dune”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

“The French Dispatch”
(Searchlight Pictures)

Best Screenplay

“Being The Ricardos”
Aaron Sorkin
(Amazon Studios)

“Belfast”
Kenneth Branagh
(Focus Features)

“Cyrano”
Erica Schmidt
(MGM)

“Don’t Look Up”
Adam McKay
David Sirota

(Netflix)

“Spencer”
Steven Knight
(Neon)

Best Cinematography

“Dune”
Greig Fraser
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

“The French Dispatch”
Robert D. Yeoman
(Searchlight Pictures)

“The Power Of The Dog”
Ari Wegner
(Netflix)

“Spencer”
Claire Mathon
(Neon)

“The Tragedy Of Macbeth”
Bruno Delbonnel
(A24)

Best Score

“C’mon C’mon”
Aaron & Bryce Dessner
(A24)

“Don’t Look Up”
Nicholas Britell
(Netflix)

“Dune”
Hans Zimmer
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

“The French Dispatch”
Alexandre Desplat
(Searchlight Pictures)

“Spencer”
Jonny Greenwood
(Neon)

Scene Stealer

Ben Affleck
“The Last Duel”
(20th Century Studios)

Sharon Duncan-Brewster
“Dune”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Chris Evans
“Don’t Look Up”
(Netflix)

Sally Hawkins
“Spencer”
(Neon)

Channing Tatum
“Free Guy”
(20th Century Studios)

Best Horror Film

“Candyman
(MGM)

“Lamb”
(A24)

“The Night House”
(Searchlight Pictures)

“A Quiet Place Part II”
(Paramount Pictures)

“Psycho Goreman”
(RLJE Films)

Best Family Film

“Clifford The Big Red Dog”
(Paramount Pictures)

“Cruella”
(Walt Disney Pictures)

“Free Guy”
(20th Century Studios)

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”
(Columbia Pictures)

“The Mitchells vs The Machines”
(Netflix)

Five Fire Directors

David Bruckner
“The Night House”
(Searchlight Pictures)

Nia DaCosta
“Candyman”
(MGM)

Joanna Hogg
“The Souvenir Part II”
(A24)

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Tick, Tick… Boom”
(Netflix)

Tim Sutton
“Funny Face”
(Gravitas Ventures)

SUNSET CIRCLE

TOP FILMS

  • Being the Ricardos
  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Cyrano
  • Dune
  • Don’t Look Up
  • The French Dispatch
  • King Richard
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Spencer

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
  • Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
  • Pablo Larraín – Spencer
  • Denis Villeneuve – Dune
  • Joe Wright – Cyrano

BEST ACTOR

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Don’t Look Up
  • Peter Dinklage – Cyrano
  • Adam Driver – Annette
  • Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… Boom!
  • Will Smith – King Richard

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
  • Jennifer Hudson – Respect
  • Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
  • Kristen Stewart – Spencer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Jon Bernthal – King Richard
  • Jamie Dornan – Belfast
  • Shazad Latif – Profile
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
  • Jeffrey Wright – The French Dispatch

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Caitríona Balfe – Belfast
  • Haley Bennett – Cyrano
  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
  • Rebecca Ferguson – Dune
  • Marlee Matlin – CODA

BEST ENSEMBLE

  • Being the Ricardos
  • CODA
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dune
  • The French Dispatch

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Being the Ricardos
  • Belfast
  • Cyrano
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Spencer

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Dune
  • The French Dispatch
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Spencer
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST SCORE

  • C’mon C’mon – Aaron & Bryce Dessner
  • Don’t Look Up – Nicholas Britell
  • Dune – Hans Zimmer
  • The French Dispatch – Alexandre Desplat
  • Spencer – Jonny Greenwood

SCENE STEALER

  • Ben Affleck – The Last Duel
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster – Dune
  • Chris Evans – Don’t Look Up
  • Sally Hawkins – Spencer
  • Channing Tatum – Free Guy

BEST HORROR FILM

  • A Quiet Place Part II
  • Candyman
  • Lamb
  • The Night House
  • Psycho Goreman

BEST FAMILY FILM

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Cruella
  • Free Guy
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines

FIVE FIRE DIRECTORS

  • David Bruckner – The Night House
  • Nia DaCosta – Candyman
  • Joanna Hogg – The Souvenir: Part II
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – Tick, Tick… Boom!
  • Tim Sutton – Funny Face

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