2021 Awards: Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) Nominations

2021 Awards: Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) Nominations

Here are the nominees for the 2021 Houston Film Critic Society Awards.

Best Picture

Da 5 Bloods
The Father
Minari
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Soul
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director of a Motion Picture

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Regina King – One Night in Miami
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Darius Marder – Sound of Metal
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Steven Yeun – Minari

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Youn Yuh‑jung – Minari

Best Screenplay

Minari
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Film

The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Best Cinematography

Mank
Minari
News of the World
Nomadland
Tenet

Best Documentary Feature

Boys State
Collective
Dick Johnson is Dead
My Octopus Teacher
Time

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round
Bacurau
Beanpole
La Llorona
A Sun

Best Original Song

“Turntables” from All In: The Fight for Democracy
“Lo Si” from The Life Ahead
“Speak Now” from One Night in Miami
“Rocket to the Moon” from Over the Moon
“Wear Your Crown” from The Prom

Best Original Score

Mank
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Soul
Tenet

Best Stunt Team Coordination

Birds of Prey
Mulan
The Old Guard
Tenet
Wonder Woman 1984

Visual Effects

Tenet
The Invisible Man
The Midnight Sky

Texas Independent Film Award

Boys State
Miss Juneteenth
Ready or Not
The Vast of Night
Yellow Rose

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema

Criterion Channel as Best Movie Streaming Platform
Minari for the performance by Alan S. Kim
Small Axe for Steve McQueen’s vision for film anthology
Sound of Metal for immersive sound design
The Trial of the Chicago 7 for ensemble cast

Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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