The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association awarded “The Power of the Dog” five awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. “Summer of Soul” and “Drive My Car” continue to prove their dominance in their respective categories while “Dune” won a pair of technical awards.

BEST PICTURE

“The Power of the Dog”

Directed by Jane Campion
Produced by Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Jane Campion, and Tanya Seghatchian
Netflix

BEST DIRECTOR

Jane Campion
“The Power of the Dog”

Produced by Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Jane Campion, and Tanya Seghatchian
Netflix

NOMINEES
2. Steven Spielberg — “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
3. Kenneth Branagh — “Belfast” (Focus Features)
4. Denis Villeneuve — “Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
5. Paul Thomas Anderson — “Licorice Pizza” (MGM)

BEST ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch
“The Power of the Dog”

Directed by Jane Campion
Netflix

NOMINEES
2. Will Smith — “King Richard” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
3. Andrew Garfield — “tick, tick…Boom!” (Netflix)
4. Peter Dinklage — “Cyrano” (United Artists)
5. Denzel Washington — “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (A24)

BEST ACTRESS

Kristen Stewart
“Spencer”

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Neon

NOMINEES
2. Olivia Colman — “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix)
3. Jessica Chastain — “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight Pictures)
4. Lady Gaga — “House of Gucci” (MGM)
5. Nicole Kidman — “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Kodi Smit-McPhee
“The Power of the Dog”

Directed by Jane Campion
Netflix

NOMINEES
2. Troy Kotsur — “CODA” (Apple Original Films)
3. Ciaran Hinds — “Belfast” (Focus Features)
4. Ben Affleck — “The Tender Bar” (Amazon Studios)
5. Jesse Plemons — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Ariana DeBose
“West Side Story”

Directed by Steven Spielberg
20th Century Studios

NOMINEES
2. Kirsten Dunst — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
3. Aunjanue Ellis — “King Richard” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
4. Caitriona Balfe — “Belfast” (Focus Features)
5. Ruth Negga — “Passing” (Netflix)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Drive My Car”

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Janus Films

NOMINEES
2. “A Hero” (Amazon Studios)
3. “The Worst Person in the World” (Neon)
4. “The Hand of God” (Netflix)
5. “Flee” (Neon)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”

Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Searchlight Pictures

NOMINEES
2. “Flee” (Neon)
3. “The Rescue” (Greenwich Entertainment)
4. “Procession” (Netflix)
5. “Val” (Amazon Studios)

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Encanto”

Directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard
Walt Disney Pictures

RUNNER-UP
“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” (Netflix)

BEST SCREENPLAY

“The Power of the Dog”

Written by Jane Campion
Based on “The Power of the Dog” by Thomas Savage
Netflix

RUNNERS-UP
“Licorice Pizza” — Paul Thomas Anderson (MGM) [TIE]
“Belfast” — Kenneth Branagh (Focus Features) [TIE]

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Dune”

Cinematography by Greig Fraser
Warner Bros. Pictures

RUNNER-UP
“The Power of the Dog” — Ari Wegner (Netflix)

BEST MUSICAL SCORE

“Dune”

Composed by Hans Zimmer
Warner Bros. Pictures

RUNNER-UP
“The Power of the Dog” — Jonny Greenwood (Netflix)

RUSSELL SMITH AWARD

“Flee”

Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Neon

BEST FILMS OF 2021

1. “The Power of the Dog”
(Netflix)

2. “Belfast”
(Focus Features)

3. “King Richard”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

4. “West Side Story”
(20th Century Studios)

5. “Licorice Pizza”
(MGM)

6. “Dune”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

7. “Nightmare Alley”
(Searchlight Pictures)

8. “The French Dispatch”
(Searchlight Pictures)

9. “The Lost Daughter”
(Netflix)

10. “CODA
(Apple Original Films)

QUICK LIST

Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”
Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch — “The Power of the Dog”
Best Actress: Kristen Stewart — “Spencer”
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee — “The Power of the Dog”
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose — “West Side Story”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Drive My Car”
Best Documentary: “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
Best Animated Film: “Encanto”
Best Screenplay: “The Power of the Dog” — Jane Campion
Best Cinematography: “Dune” — Greig Fraser
Best Musical Score: “Dune” — Hans Zimmer
Russell Smith Award: “Flee”

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 32 broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout North Texas.

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