• Robert Licuria

28th annual cadet film awards 2021.

top 10 films of 2021

  1. Dune

  2. The Power of the Dog

  3. CODA

  4. Pig

  5. Spider-Man: No Way Home

  6. The Worst Person in the World

  7. Belfast

  8. Don't Look Up

  9. Mass

  10. The Tragedy of Macbeth

Honourable mentions: Violet, The Green Knight, House of Gucci, West Side Story, Old Henry, Parallel Mothers

BEST DIRECTOR

Sian Heder - CODA

Denis Villeneuve - Dune

Michael Sarnoski - Pig

Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog

Jon Watts - Spider-Man: No Way Home

Joachim Trier - The Worst Person in the World

BEST ACTOR

Tim Blake Nelson - Old Henry

Nicholas Cage - Pig

Benedict Cumberbatch - The Power of the Dog

Tom Holland - Spider-Man: No Way Home

Mahershala Ali - Swan Song

Andrew Garfield - tick, tick…Boom!

BEST ACTRESS

Lady Gaga - House of Gucci

Olivia Colman - The Lost Daughter

Penelope Cruz - Parallel Mothers

Kristen Stewart - Spencer

Olivia Munn - Violet

Renate Reinsve - The Worst Person in the World

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jamie Dornan - Belfast

Troy Kotsur - CODA

Ray Liotta - The Many Saints of Newark

Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Power of the Dog

Mike Faist - West Side Story

Anders Danielsen Lie - The Worst Person in the World

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Caitriona Balfe - Belfast

Marlee Matlin - CODA

Olga Merediz - In The Heights

Ann Dowd - Mass

Kathryn Hunter - The Tragedy of Macbeth

Ariana DeBose - West Side Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Kenneth Branagh - Belfast

Adam McKay, David Sirota - Don't Look Up

Fran Krantz - Mass

Potsy Ponciroli - Old Henry

Michael Sarnoski and Vanessa Block - Pig

Justine Bateman - Violet

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sian Heder - CODA

Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth - Dune

Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog

Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Lost Daughter

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers - Spider-Man: No Way Home

Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris, A’Ziah King - Zola

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Drive My Car

Parallel Mothers

The Worst Person in the World

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Encanto

The Mitchells vs the Machines

Sing 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Hans Zimmer - Dune

Nicholas Britell - Don't Look Up

Germaine Franco - Encanto

Alberto Iglesias - Parallel Mothers

Jonny Greenwood - The Power of the Dog

Carter Burwell - The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST ORIGINAL SONG (VOCAL)

Ron Mael and Russell Mael - "So May We Start" from Annette

Idina Mezel and Laura Veltz - "Dream Girl" from Cinderella

Nicholai Baxter, Wayne Dahan, Sian Heder and Marius DeVries - "Beyond the Shore" from CODA

Lin-Manuel Miranda - "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from Encanto

Nicholas Britell, Taura Stinson, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi - “Just Look Up” from Don’t Look Up

Billie Eilish and Finneas - "No Time To Die" from No Time To Die

BEST ORIGINAL SONG (INSTRUMENTAL)

Hans Zimmer - "Herald of the Change" from Dune

Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer - "Opening" from The Matrix Resurrections

Alberto Iglesias - "Sesion des fotos" from Parallel Mothers

Jonny Greenwood - "Requiem for Phil" from The Power of the Dog

Jay Wadley - "Jack's Gift" from Swan Song

Michael Giacchino - "Arachnoverture" from Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Caroline Champetier - Annette

Harris Zambarloukos - Belfast

Greig Fraser - Dune

Andrew Droz Palermo - The Green Knight

Ari Wegner - The Power of the Dog

Bruno Delbonnel - The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST FILM EDITING

Una Ni Dhonghaile - Belfast

Hank Corwin - Don't Look Up

Joe Walker - Dune

Tom Eagles - The Harder They Fall

Peter Sciberras - The Power of the Dog

Sebastian Sepulveda - Spencer

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune

The Green Knight

Nightmare Alley

Spencer

Swan Song

The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cruella

Dune

The Green Knight

House of Gucci

In The Heights

The Power of the Dog

BEST MAKEUP/HAIRSTYLING

Coming 2 America

Dune

Eternals

The Green Knight

House of Gucci

The Power of the Dog

BEST SOUND

Dune

The Green Knight

The Harder They Fall

A Quiet Place, Part II

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dune

Eternals

Free Guy

The Matrix: Resurrections

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Billy Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

The Rescue

BEST ENSEMBLE

Being the Ricardos

Belfast

CODA

Don't Look Up

Dune

The Harder They Fall

BEST BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER

Fran Krantz - Mass

Sian Heder - CODA

Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Lost Daughter

Potsy Ponciroli - Old Henry

Michael Sarnoski - Pig

Justine Bateman - Violet

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER

Jude Hill - Belfast

Daniel Durant - CODA

Emilia Jones - CODA

Gregory Diaz IV - In The Heights

Millicent Simmonds - A Quiet Place, Part II

Daniel Ranieri - The Tender Bar

BEST POSTER

Annette

The Harder They Fall

The Last Duel

Parallel Mothers

Spencer

The Tragedy of Macbeth











BEST SCENE

"You raised them" - Belfast

"The Herald of the Change" - Dune

"The big reveal" - Old Henry

"Time freezes" - The Worst Person in the World

"Ruby sings to her father" - CODA

"The restaurant" - Pig

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