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2021 Chicago Film Critics Association Award Nominees Announced with ‘West Side Story’ Leading Nominations

Today, the Chicago Film Critics Association announced their nominees for the 2021 edition of their yearly awards. West Side Story leads the nominees, with ten, alongside The Power of the Dog and The Green Knight with eight and seven nominees respectively. Here’s the full list of nominees:

BEST PICTURE

Drive My Car

The Green Knight

Licorice Pizza

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

BEST DIRECTOR

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

David Lowery, The Green Knight

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

BEST ACTOR

Nicolas Cage, Pig

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car

Simon Rex, Red Rocket

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Agathe Rousselle, Titane

Kristen Stewart, Spencer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Catriona Balfe, Belfast

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Riley Keough, Zola

Ruth Negga, Passing

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Drive My Car by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Haruki Murakami & Takamasa Oe

The Green Knight by David Lowery

The Lost Daughter by Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion

West Side Story by Tony Kushner

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Card Counter by Paul Schrader

The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson

Licorice Pizza by Paul Thomas Anderson

Pig by Michael Sarnoski

Red Rocket by Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Belle

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Flee

Procession

The Sparks Brothers

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

The Velvet Underground

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Drive My Car

A Hero

Petite Maman

Titane

The Worst Person in the World

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune

The French Dispatch

The Green Knight

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dune, Greig Fraser

The Green Knight, Andrew Droz Palermo

The Power of the Dog, Ari Wegner

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Bruno Delbonnel

West Side Story, Janusz Kaminski

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cruella, Jenny Beavan

Dune, Robert Morgan & Jacqueline West

The Green Knight, Malgosia Turzanska

Spencer, Jacqueline Durran

West Side Story, Paul Tazewell

BEST EDITING

Drive My Car, Azusa Yamazaki

Dune, Joe Walker

The French Dispatch, Andrew Weisblum

The Power of the Dog, Peter Sciberras

West Side Story, Michael Kahn & Sarah Broshar

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Annette, Ron Mael & Russell Mael

Dune, Hans Zimmer

The French Dispatch, Alexandre Desplat

The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

Spencer, Jonny Greenwood

BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS

Annette

Dune

The Green Knight

Nightmare Alley

Titane

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones, CODA

Rachel Sennott, Shiva Baby

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

MILOS STEHLIK BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER AWARD

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Rebecca Hall, Passing

Sian Heder, CODA

Michael Sarnoski, Pig

Emma Seligman, Shiva Baby

Source: CFCA

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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