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Film For Thought Awards 2021: The Winners

It is now time for me to proudly announce which films have won each category in the Film For Thought awards. Whilst I am picking a winner and a runner-up, all of these nominations are worthy of being here and being watched if you haven’t seen them yet.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the Film For Thought awards.

BEST PICTURE
Winner: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Runner-up: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Other Nominees: 1917, Soul, The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST DIRECTOR
Winner: Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Runner-up: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Other Nominees: Pete Docter (Soul), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Sam Mendes (1917)

BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Winner: Natalie Krinsky, The Broken Hearts Gallery
Runner-up: Regina King, One Night in Miami
Other Nominees: Radha Blank (The Forty-Year-Old Version), Time True (Here Awhile), Gints Zilbalodis (Away)

BEST ACTOR
Winner: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Runner-up: Pete Davidson, The King of Staten Island
Other Nominees: Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse), Mark Ruffalo (Dark Waters)

BEST ACTRESS
Winner: Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man
Runner-up: Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Other Nominees: Haley Bennett (Swallow), Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Noemie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Runner-up: Mark Rylance, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Other Nominees: Sterling K. Brown (Waves), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Runner-up: Adele Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Other Nominees: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Julia Fox (Uncut Gems), Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Winner: Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Runner-up: Julia Fox, Uncut Gems
Other Nominees: Radha Blank (The Forty-Year-Old Version), Eli Goree (One Night in Miami), Jo Ellen Pellman (The Prom)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Winner: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Runner-up: Parasite
Other Nominees: Collective, I’m No Longer Here, Les Misérables

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner: Dick Johnson is Dead
Runner-up: Miss Americana
Other Nominees: Collective, Spelling the Dream, Totally Under Control

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Winner: Soul
Runner-up: Wolfwalkers
Other Nominees: Away, Onward, Over the Moon

BEST SHORT FILM
Winner: if anything happens i love you
Runner-up: The Speed Cubers
Other Nominees: Basic, Burrow, Once Upon a Snowman

BEST EDITING
Winner: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Runner-up: Parasite
Other Nominees: 1917, Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST SCREENPLAY
Winner: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Runner-up: Soul
Other Nominees: 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Winner: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Runner-up: The Lighthouse
Other Nominees: 1917, Mank, Tenet

BEST SCORE
Winner: Soul
Runner-up: Mank
Other Nominees: 1917, Emma., Tenet

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Winner: Parasite
Runner-up: Mank
Other Nominees: 1917, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Tenet

BEST COSTUME AND MAKE-UP DESIGN
Winner: Mank
Runner-up: Emma.
Other Nominees: Birds of Prey, Enola Holmes, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Winner: 1917
Runner-up: The Invisible Man
Other Nominees: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Possessor

BEST VISUAL DESIGN
Winner: Tenet
Runner-up: The Invisible Man
Other Nominees: 1917, Possessor, Soul

BEST OVERLOOKED FILM
Winner: The Broken Hearts Gallery
Runner-up: The Devil All The Time
Other Nominees: Away, Dark Waters, Possessor

HONOURARY AWARDS
Best Non-Movie of 2020: Hamilton
Best Limited Series of 2020: The Queen’s Gambit
Best TV Series of 2020: The Boys Season 2

Congratulations to all of the winners, runner-ups, and nominees. For a quick rundown, here are the top winners of the night.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire: 3 wins
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: 3 wins
Soul: 2 wins
The Broken Hearts Gallery: 2 wins

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