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Minnesota Film Critics Alliance gives top award to ‘Power of the Dog’

For just over two weeks, members of the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance were busy voting to determine what the winners of the group’s second annual awards.

In the end, it was “Dune” earning the most wins, scoring awards in five categories. “The Power of the Dog” also had good a good showing, winning three awards including Best Picture.

See the full list of winners below.

BEST PICTURE

  • “Dune.”
  • “Licorice Pizza.”
  • “Nightmare Alley.”
  • “The Power of the Dog.”
  • “West Side Story.”

WINNER: “The Power of the Dog”
RUNNERS UP: “Dune” and “West Side Story”

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza.”
  • Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog.”
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car.”
  • Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story.”
  • Denis Villeneuve, “Dune.”

WINNER: Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog
RUNNER UP: Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”

BEST ACTOR

  • Nicolas Cage, “Pig.”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog.”
  • Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick… Boom.”
  • Will Smith, “King Richard.”
  • Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”

WINNER: Nicolas Cage, “Pig”
RUNNER UP: Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog”

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”
  • Penelope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers.”
  • Alana Haim, “Licorice Pizza.”
  • Emilia Jones, “CODA.”
  • Kristen Stewart, “Spencer.”

WINNER: Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”
RUNNER UP: Alana Haim, “Licorice Pizza”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Bradley Cooper, “Licorice Pizza.”
  • Ciaran Hinds, “Belfast.”
  • Troy Kotsur, “CODA.”
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog.”
  • Jesse Plemons, “The Power of the Dog.”

WINNER: Troy Kotsur, “CODA”
RUNNER UP: Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story.”
  • Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog.”
  • Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard.”
  • Kathryn Hunter, “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”
  • Ruth Negga, “Passing.”

WINNER: Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
RUNNER UP: Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”

BEST ENSEMBLE

  • “Belfast.”
  • “Dune.”
  • “The Harder They Fall.”
  • “The Power of the Dog.”
  • “West Side Story.”

WINNER: “West Side Story”
RUNNER UP: “Belfast”

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • “Dune,” by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth.
  • “Licorice Pizza,” by Paul Thomas Anderson.
  • “Parallel Mothers,” by Pedro Almodovar.
  • “Pig,” by Vanessa Block.
  • “The Power of the Dog,” by Jane Campion.

WINNER: “The Power of the Dog” by Jane Campion
RUNNER UP: “Dune,” by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth

BEST EDITING

  • “Dune.”
  • “The Last Duel.”
  • “The Power of the Dog.”
  • “Tick, Tick… Boom.”
  • “West Side Story.”

WINNER: “Dune”
RUNNER UP: “The Last Duel”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “Dune.”
  • “Nightmare Alley.”
  • “The Power of the Dog.”
  • “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”
  • “West Side Story.”

WINNER: “Dune”
RUNNER UP: “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

BEST MUSIC

  • “Dune.”
  • “Encanto.”
  • “The Green Knight.”
  • “The Power of the Dog.”
  • “Spencer.”

WINNER: “Spencer”
RUNNERS UP: “Dune” and “Encanto”

BEST COSTUME/MAKE-UP

  • “Cruella.”
  • “Dune”
  • “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”
  • “Nightmare Alley.”
  • “Spencer.”

WINNER: “Dune”
RUNNER UP: “Cruella”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • “Dune.”
  • “Last Night in Soho.”
  • “Nightmare Alley.”
  • “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”
  • “West Side Story.”

WINNER: “Nightmare Alley”
RUNNER UP: “Dune”

BEST SOUND WORK

  • “Dune.”
  • “Last Night in Soho.”
  • “No Time to Die.”
  • “A Quiet Place Part II.”
  • “West Side Story.”

WINNER: “Dune”
RUNNER UP: “West Side Story”

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

  • “Dune.”
  • “Godzilla Vs. Kong.”
  • “No Time to Die.”
  • “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
  • “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

WINNER: “Dune”
RUNNER UP: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • “Encanto.”
  • “Flee.”
  • “Luca.”
  • “Mitchells Vs. The Machines.”
  • “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

WINNER: “Encanto”
RUNNER UP: “Mitchells Vs. the Machines”

The MNFCA is a 21 person group with members working in print, digital, broadcast and podcast media. Members are from across the state, with some in the Twin Cities metro region and others located in Greater Minnesota communities such as Brainerd, Duluth, Fargo-Moorhead, Rochester, and Wahpeton-Breckenridge.

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Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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