Review 2021 Top Ten LVFCS
Nevada’s major film critics’ group put a spin on the year’s top entries by highlighting the lesser-known movie CODA in four top categories.
The group chose CODA, which stands for Children of Deaf Adults, as best ensemble work and best family film plus, named Troy Kotsur as best supporting actor. The society also gave its “youth in film” acting award to newcomer Emilia Jones, who learned sign language to play the speaking daughter of deaf parents.
In other major rankings, the group selected Belfast as best picture. Former Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage took best actor for the independent project Pig. Jessica Chastain, a Sacramento native, earned the best actress award for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Ariana DeBose won best supporting actress for West Side Story, which also garnered a direction award for Steven Spielberg.
Despite the name Las Vegas Film Critics Society, the group contains members from all over Nevada, including KUNR’s Robin Holabird in Reno.
The society chose
work in 27 categories, listed on the group’s website, LVFCS.org.
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Winners for 2021
Nicolas Cage, “Pig”
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Best Supporting Actor
Troy Kotsur, “CODA”
Best Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”
Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”
Best Adapted Screenplay
Jane Campion & Thomas Savage, “The Power of the Dog”
Janusz Kamiski, “West Side Story”
Best Film Editing
Michael Kahn & Sarah Broshar
“West Side Story”
Jonny Greenwood, “Spencer”
Billie Eilish & FINNEAS
“No Time to Die”
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Best Animated Film
“The Mitchells vs the Machines”
Best International Film
Best Costume Design
Jenny Beavan & Tom Davies
Best Art Direction
“West Side Story”
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Film
“Don’t Look Up”
Best Family Film
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Lost Daughter”
Best Male Youth Performance (Under 21)
Jude Hill, “Belfast”
Best Female Youth Performance (Under 21)
Emilia Jones, “CODA”
William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2021
West Side Story
The Power of the Dog
tick, tick… Boom!