Pandora International Film Critics Awards Nominations Announced!

Last year I was privileged to join the Pandora International Film Critics group, and I am excited to be participating in the 2020 PIFC Awards, honouring excellence in film for the year 2021! The list of nominees is diverse and exciting, and I can’t wait to see how things shake out.

Here is the complete list of nominees, let by Dune and Spencer with 11 nominations each, followed closely by The Power of the Dog with nine, and Mass and The Green Knight with seven each.

ENSEMBLE CAST

  • CODA
  • Dune
  • The French Dispatch
  • The Harder They Fall
  • Mass

SPECIAL EFFECTS

  • Dune
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • No Time To Die
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

ACTING BREAKTHROUGH

  • Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
  • Emilia Jones (CODA)
  • Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon)
  • Agathe Rousselle (Titane)
  • Rachel Sennett (Shiva Baby)
  • Rachel Zegler (West Side Story)

SET DESIGN

  • Dune
  • The French Dispatch
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Spencer
  • West Side Story

DOCUMENTARY MOTION PICTURE

  • Flee
  • The Rescue
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • Summer of Soul
  • Val

SONG COMPOSING

  • “Be Alive” (King Richard)
  • “Beyond the Shore” (CODA)
  • “Dos Oruguitas” (Encanto)
  • “No Time to Die” (No Time to Die)
  • “So May We Start” (Annette)

ACTOR LEAD

  • Nicolas Cage (Pig)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
  • Andrew Garfield (tick, tick… BOOM!)
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima (Drive My Car)
  • Dev Patel (The Green Knight)

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Cruella
  • Dune
  • The Green Knight
  • Spencer
  • West Side Story

ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE

  • Belle
  • Encanto
  • Flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

FILMMAKING BREAKTHROUGH

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter)
  • Rebecca Hall (Passing)
  • Fran Kranz (Mass)
  • Michael Sarnoski (Pig)
  • Emma Seligman (Shiva Baby)

EDITING

  • Dune
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Spencer
  • Titane
  • West Side Story

ACTRESS LEAD

  • Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)
  • Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)
  • Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person In The World)
  • Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
  • Tessa Thompson (Passing)

HAIR & MAKEUP

  • Cruella
  • Dune
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • The Green Knight
  • Spencer

ENGLISH LANGUAGE MOTION PICTURE

  • Dune
  • The French Dispatch
  • The Green Knight
  • Mass
  • Pig
  • Passing
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Spencer

SOUND DESIGN

  • Dune
  • The Green Knight
  • No Time to Die
  • Spencer
  • tick, tick… BOOM!
  • West Side Story

SCREENWRITING ADAPTED

  • Sian Heder (CODA)
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe (Drive My Car)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaa (The Lost Daughter)
  • Rebecca Hall (Passing)
  • Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

SCREENWRITING ORIGINAL

  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Fran Kranz (Mass)
  • Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers)
  • Steven Knight (Spencer)
  • Julia Ducournau (Titane)
  • Eskil Vogt, ‎Joachim Trier (The Worst Person in the World)

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Dune
  • The Green Knight
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Spencer
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

ACTRESS SUPPORT

  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
  • Ann Dowd (Mass)
  • Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
  • Ruth Negga (Passing)
  • Martha Plimpton (Mass)

ACTOR SUPPORT

  • Anders Danielsen Lie (The Worst Person in the World)
  • Colman Domingo (Zola)
  • Jason Isaacs (Mass)
  • Troy Kostur (CODA)
  • Vincent Lindon (Titane)
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

SCORE COMPOSING

  • Alexandre Desplat (The French Dispatch)
  • Jonny Greenwood (The Power of the Dog)
  • Jonny Greenwood (Spencer)
  • Daniel Hart (The Green Knight)
  • Hans Zimmer (Dune)

DIRECTING

  • Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
  • Julia Ducournau (Titane)
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
  • Pablo Larraín (Spencer)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Dune)

INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURE

  • A Hero
  • Drive My Car
  • Flee
  • The Hand of God
  • Identifying Features
  • Lamb
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Petite Maman
  • Titane
  • The Worst Person in the World

The winners in all categories will be announced on Sunday, January 16th at 8 pm London (UK) Time/midday Vancouver time. You can find the original announcement at Filmotomy and the official Pandora Critics Twitter feed.


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