“Licorice Pizza” was the big winner with the Georgia Film Critics Association, as they honored it with six awards including Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Ensemble, and the Breakthrough award. “Dune” and “The Power of the Dog” won multiple awards as well.

BEST PICTURE

“Licorice Pizza”

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Produced by Sara Murphy, Adam Somner, and Paul Thomas Anderson
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NOMINEES
“Belfast” (Focus Features)
“CODA” (Apple Original Films)
“Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“Flee” (Neon)
“The Green Knight” (A24)
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
“Tick, Tick… Boom!” (Netflix)
“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
“The Worst Person in the World” (Neon)

BEST DIRECTOR

Jane Campion
“The Power of the Dog”

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

NOMINEES
Denis Villeneuve— “Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
David Lowery — “The Green Knight (A24)
Paul Thomas Anderson — “Licorice Pizza” (MGM)
Steven Spielberg — “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

BEST ACTOR

Nicolas Cage
“Pig”

Directed by Michael Sarnoski
Neon

NOMINEES
Benedict Cumberbatch — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
Peter Dinklage — “Cyrano” (United Artists)
Andrew Garfield — “Tick, Tick… Boom!” (Netflix)
Will Smith — “King Richard” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS

Alana Haim
“Licorice Pizza”

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NOMINEES
Lady Gaga — “House of Gucci” (MGM)
Agathe Rousselle — “Titane” (Neon)
Kristen Stewart — “Spencer” (Neon)
Rachel Zegler — “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Bradley Cooper
“Licorice Pizza”

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NOMINEES
Colman Domingo — “Zola” (A24)
Ciarán Hinds — “Belfast” (Focus Features)
Jason Isaacs — “Mass” (Bleecker Street)
Troy Kotsur — “CODA” (Apple Original Films)
Kodi Smit-McPhee — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Ariana DeBose
“West Side Story”

Directed by Steven Spielberg
20th Century Studios

NOMINEES
Ann Dowd — “Mass” (Bleecker Street)
Kirsten Dunst — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
Kathryn Hunter — “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (A24)
Ruth Negga — “Passing” (Netflix)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Licorice Pizza”

Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NOMINEES
“Being the Ricardos” — Aaron Sorkin (Amazon Studios)
“Belfast” — Kenneth Branagh (Focus Features)
“Mass” — Fran Kranz (Bleecker Street)
“Titane” — Julia Ducournau (Neon)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Power of the Dog”

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

NOMINEES
“CODA” — Sian Heder (Apple Original Films)
“Drive My Car” — Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe (Janus Films)
“The Green Knight” — David Lowery (A24)
“West Side Story” — Tony Kushner (20th Century Studios)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Dune”

Cinematography by Greig Fraser
Warner Bros. Pictures

NOMINEES
“The Green Knight” — Andrew Droz Palermo (A24)
“The Power of the Dog” — Ari Wegner (Netflix)
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” — Bruno Delbonnel (A24)
“West Side Story” — Janusz Kamiński (20th Century Studios)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

“Dune”

Production Design by Patrice Vermette, Richard Roberts, and Zsuzsanna Sipos
Warner Bros. Pictures

NOMINEES
“The French Dispatch” — Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo (Searchlight Pictures)
“The Green Knight” — Jade Healy and Jenny Oman (A24)
“Nightmare Alley” — Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau (Searchlight Pictures)
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” — Stefan Dechant and Nancy Haigh (A24)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Dune”

Composed by Hans Zimmer
Warner Bros. Pictures

NOMINEES
“Encanto” — Germaine Franco (Walt Disney Pictures)
“The Harder They Fall” — Jeymes Samuel (Netflix)
“The Power of the Dog” — Jonny Greenwood (Netflix)
“Spencer” — Jonny Greenwood (Neon)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“No Time to Die”
from “No Time to Die”

Music & Lyrics by Billie Eilish annd Finneas O’Connell
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NOMINEES
“Dos Orugitas” from “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
“Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall” (Netflix)
“Just Look Up” from “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
“So May We Start” from “Annette” (Amazon Studios)

BEST ENSEMBLE

“Licorice Pizza”

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NOMINEES
“CODA” (Apple Original Films)
“Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“Mass” (Bleecker Street)
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Drive My Car”

Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Janus Films

NOMINEES
“Flee” (Neon)
“The Hand of God” (Netflix)
“Petite Maman” (Canal+)
“Titane” (Neon)
The Worst Person in the World” (Neon)

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“The Mitchells vs. The Machines”

Directed by Mike Rianda
Netflix

NOMINEES
“Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
“Flee” (Neon)
“Luca” (Pixar Animation)
“Raya and the Last Dragon” (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

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

Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Searchlight Pictures

NOMINEES
“The First Wave” (National Geographic)
“Flee” (Neon)
“The Rescue” (Greenwich Entertainment)
“Val” (Amazon Studios)

BREAKTHROUGH AWARD

Alana Haim
“Licorice Pizza”

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NOMINEES
Jude Hill — “Belfast” (Focus Features)
Cooper Hoffman — “Licorice Pizza” (MGM)
Emilia Jones — “CODA” (Apple Original Films)
Agathe Rousselle — “Titane” (Neon)
Rachel Zegler — “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Directed by Jon Watts
Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers
Columbia Pictures + Marvel Studios

NOMINEES
“Angie” (short; Ines Michelena)
“Black Widow” (Cate Shortland, Eric Pearson) 
“Clean Slate” (Jared Callahan)
“Congratulations” (short; Asad Farooqui)
“Copshop” (Joe Carnahan, Kurt McLeod)
“A Fire Within” (Christopher Chambers)
“Red Notice” (Rawson Marshall Thurber)
“Respect” (Liesl Tommy, Tracey Scott Wilson)
“The Suicide Squad” (James Gunn)
QUICK LIST

Best Picture: “Licorice Pizza”
Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”
Best Actor: Nicolas Cage — “Pig”
Best Actress: Alana Haim — “Licorice Pizza”
Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper — “Licorice Pizza”
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose — “West Side Story”
Best Original Screenplay: “Licorice Pizza” — Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Power of the Dog” — Jane Campion
Best Cinematography: “Dune” — Greig Fraser
Best Production Design: “Dune”
Best Original Score: “Dune” — Hans Zimmer
Best Original Song: “No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die”
Best Ensemble: “Licorice Pizza”
Best Foreign Film: “Drive My Car”
Best Animated Film: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”
Best Documentary Film: “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
Breakthrough Award: Alana Haim — “Licorice Pizza”
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Georgia Film Critics Association

The Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) was created in 2011 with the intention to promote film criticism and the film industry within the state of Georgia. While critics groups are prevalent in many parts of the country, the GAFCA is the first of its kind to be based solely in the state of Georgia. GAFCA membership is open to members of the reviewing press—whether through online, radio, television or print media.

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