The Iowa Film Critics Association named “Belfast” its Best Film of the Year. Meanwhile, Jane Campion still won Best Director for “The Power of the Dog.” Andrew Garfield won Best Actor while Lady Gaga won Best Actress. Caitriona Balfe continued the love for “Belfast,” winning Best Supporting Actress while Kodi Smit-McPhee continues his impressive run for an Oscar win in the Best Supporting Actor category. The Oscar shortlisted song “Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall” won Best Song.

BEST FILM

“Belfast”

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Produced by Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, and Tamar Thomas
Focus Features

RUNNER-UPS
“Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)

BEST DIRECTOR

Jane Campion
“The Power of the Dog”

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

RUNNER-UPS
Kenneth Branagh — “Belfast” (Focus Features)
Denis Villeneuve — “Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST ACTOR

Andrew Garfield
“Tick Tick … Boom”

Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Netflix

RUNNER-UPS
Benedict Cumberbatch — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
Will Smith — “King Richard” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS

Lady Gaga
“House of Gucci”

Directed by Ridley Scott
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

RUNNER-UPS
Olivia Colman — “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix)
Kristen Stewart — “Spencer” (Neon)

BEST Supporting Actor

Kodi Smit-McPhee
“The Power of the Dog”

Directed by Jane Campion
Netflix

RUNNER-UPS
Jamie Dornan — “Belfast” (Focus Features)
Ciaran Hinds — “Belfast” (Focus Features)

BEST Supporting Actress

Caitriona Balfe
“Belfast”

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Focus Features

RUNNER-UPS
Ariana DeBose — “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
Kirsten Dunst — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)

BEST Animated Film

“Encanto”

Produced by Jared Bush and Byron Howard
Walt Disney Pictures

RUNNER-UPS
“Flee” (Neon)
“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

RUNNER-UPS
“Flee” (Neon)
“The Rescue” (Greenwich Entertainment)

BEST SCORE

“The Power of the Dog”

Composed by Jonny Greenwood
Netflix

RUNNER-UPS
“The French Dispatch” — Alexandre Desplat (Searchlight Pictures)
“Dune” — Hans Zimmer (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SONG

“Guns Go Bang”
from “The Harder They Fall”

Music and Lyrics by Jeymes Samuel, Kid Cudi, and Jay-Z
Netflix

RUNNER-UPS
“Down to Joy” from “Belfast” (Focus Features)
“No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” (MGM)
QUICK LIST

Best Film: “Belfast”
Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”
Best Actor: Andrew Garfield — “Tick Tick … Boom”
Best Actress: Lady Gaga — “House of Gucci”
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee — “The Power of the Dog”
Best Supporting Actress: Caitriona Balfe — “Belfast”
Best Animated Film: “Encanto”
Best Documentary: “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
Best Score:
“The Power of the Dog” — Jonny Greenwood
Best Song: “Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall”

IOWA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 2003.

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