The Power of the Dog leads the way with 10 nominations for the Music City Film Critics’ Association’s 2022 Film Awards.

The Power of the Dog leads the way with 10 nominations for the Music City Film Critics’ Association’s 2022 Film Awards.

Jane Campion’s Western secures the most-ever nominations for a film in the history of the MCFCA.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 11, 2022 – The Music City Film Critics’ Association is proud to announce its nominations for the MCFCA 2022 Film Awards. The association is comprised of more than 30 professional film critics working in or near Nashville, Tennessee.

The winners will be announced on January 25, 2022.

The Power of the Dog leads the way with 10 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director – Jane Campion, Best Actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Supporting Actress – Kirsten Dunst, Best Supporting Actor – Kodi Smit-McPhee, Best Screenplay, Best Score, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. 

Belfast, Dune, and Licorice Pizza follow just behind with eight nominations each. West Side Story rounds out the top five with six nominations. 

A Quiet Place Part II, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Mass, and The Tragedy of Macbeth each scored four nominations. 

“As the film industry continues to recover during an ongoing pandemic, the 2021 calendar was filled with a number of exceptional films from January to December,” Sean Atkins, president of the MCFCA, said. “From blockbusters, to indies, and streamers, I couldn’t be happier with our wide variety of nominees up and down the ballot. All of this wouldn’t be possible without our members, the filmmakers, the studios behind these nominees, and the healthcare workers who have done everything to combat COVID-19 and help us feel safe and comfortable in returning to theaters on a more frequent basis.” 

MCFCA vice president Michael Compton added, “Once again the nominations encapsulate a large variety of films, from blockbusters to streaming options. These nominations reflect an outstanding year in film in terms of both quantity and quality.”

To speak with a member of the MCFCA regarding the 2022 nominations, please send an email request to mcfca615@gmail.com. 

You can follow the MCFCA on Facebook at Music City Film Critics’ Association and Twitter @mcfca615.

The 2022 Music City Film Critics’ Association Film Award Nominations

Best Picture

Belfast

C’mon C’mon

CODA

Dune

Licorice Pizza

The French Dispatch

The Harder They Fall

The Power of the Dog

Tick, Tick…BOOM!

West Side Story

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve – Dune

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Best Actor

Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Nicolas Cage – Pig

Simon Rex – Red Rocket

Will Smith – King Richard

Best Actress

Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

Lady Gaga – House of Gucci

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Best Supporting Actor

Bradley Cooper – Licorice Pizza

Colman Domingo – Zola

Jason Isaacs – Mass

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

Troy Kotsur – CODA

Best Supporting Actress

Ann Dowd – Mass

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story

Caitriona Balfe – Belfast

Kathryn Hunter – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog

Best Young Actor

Cooper Hoffman – Licorice Pizza

Jude Hill – Belfast

Noah Jupe – A Quiet Place Part II

Reyn Doi – Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Woody Norman – C’mon C’mon

Best Young Actress

Emilia Jones – CODA

McKenna Grace – Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place Part II 

Rachel Zegler – West Side Story

Saniyya Sidney – King Richard

Best Acting Ensemble

Belfast

CODA

Don’t Look Up

Mass

The Harder They Fall

Best Music Film

In the Heights

Respect

Summer of Soul

Tick, Tick…BOOM!

West Side Story

Best Animated Film

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Documentary

Flee

Summer of Soul

The First Wave

The Rescue

Val

Best International Film

Drive My Car

Flee

The Hand of God

Titane

The Worst Person in the World

Best Screenplay

Belfast

Licorice Pizza

Mass

The French Dispatch

The Power of the Dog

Best Original Song

“Dos Oruguitas” – Encanto 

“Guns Go Bang” – The Harder They Fall

“Just Look Up” – Don’t Look Up

“No Time to Die” – No Time to Die

“So May We Start” – Annette

Best Score

Germaine Franco – Encanto

Hans Zimmer – Dune

Jonny Greenwood – The Power of the Dog

Jonny Greenwood – Spencer

Nicholas Britell – Don’t Look Up

Best Sound

A Quiet Place Part II

Dune

No Time to Die

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The Power of the Dog

Best Cinematography

Belfast

Dune

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Production Design

Dune

Last Night in Soho

Nightmare Alley

The French Dispatch

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Editing

Belfast

Dune

Last Night in Soho

Licorice Pizza

The Power of the Dog

Best Comedy Film

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Don’t Look Up

Free Guy

Licorice Pizza

Red Rocket

Best Horror Film

A Quiet Place Part II

Lamb

Last Night in Soho

Malignant

The Night House

Best Action Film

Dune

No Time to Die

Nobody

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Jacob is a Graduate of Western Kentucky University where he earned a History/Film Studies Degree. He is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is also a member of the North American Film Critics Association and the Music City Film Critics’ Association. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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