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Utah Film Critics Association 2021 Awards Winners

At the annual meeting of the Utah Film Critics Association, The Power of the Dog took Best Picture honors along with three other awards, leading a wide-ranging list of winners. The film was also recognized for Best Achievement in Directing by Jane Campion, Best Male Supporting Performance for Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Best Score for Jonny Greenwood.

In the Lead Acting categories, Nicolas Cage won for his performance in Pig, while Emilia Jones for recognized for CODA. Supporting Performance, Female went to Ann Dowd for Mass.

Flee won two awards, for Best Non-English Language Feature, and for Best Animated Feature. The First Wave won Best Documentary

Screenplay awards went to Siân Heder in the Adapted Screenplay category for CODA, while Original Screenplay went to Michael Rianda & Jeff Rowe for The Mitchells vs. the Machines.

The UFCA annually awards the Vice/Martin Award for Performance in a Science-Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film, created in honor of late UFCA members Jeff Vice and Jimmy Martin. Tony Leung won for his performance in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The Utah Film Critics Association is made up of Utah-based film journalists contributing to print, broadcast and online outlets. For membership and other information, contact us.


Best Picture: The Power of the Dog;

Runner-up: CODA

Best Achievement in Directing: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog;

Runner-up: Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Best Lead Performance, Male: Nicolas Cage, Pig;

Runner-up: Andrew Garfield, tick, tick … BOOM!

Best Lead Performance, Female: Emilia Jones, CODA;

Runner-up: Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Best Supporting Performance, Female: Ann Dowd, Mass;

Runner-up: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Best Supporting Performance, Male: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog;

Runner-up: Troy Kotsur, CODA

Vice/Martin Award for Performance in a Science-Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: Tony Leung, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings;

Runner-up: Dev Patel, The Green Knight

Best Original Screenplay: Michael Rianda & Jeff Rowe, The Mitchells vs The Machines; Runner-up: Fran Kranz, Mass

Best Adapted Screenplay: Siân Heder, CODA;

Runner-up: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Best Cinematography: The Green Knight: Andrew Droz Palermo;

Runner-up The Tragedy of Macbeth: Bruno Delbonnel

Best Original Score: The Power of the Dog: Jonny Greenwood;

Runner-up: Bo Burnham: Inside: Bo Burnham

Best Film Editing: West Side Story: Sarah Broshar & Michael Kahn;

Runners-up: tick, tick … BOOM!:

Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum; The Tragedy of Macbeth: Lucian Johnston & Reginald Jaynes

Best Documentary Feature: The First Wave; Runner-up: Flee

Best Animated Feature: Flee; Runner-up: The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Best Non-English Language Feature: Flee; Runner-up: A Hero

President Utah Film Critics Association 2021

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