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.

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Nominees for the 2nd MNFCA Awards

The Minnesota Film Critics Alliance completed the nomination process over the last week for its second annual award honors.

Eligible films for this year’s awards included those released from March-December 2021. Movies released from January-February 2021 were made eligible in last year’s awards process because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many films were submitted across all genres for the 16 award categories. In the end, “Dune” and “The Power of the Dog” tied for the most nominations, with each picture earning 11 selections.

Other movies receiving multiple nominations include “West Side Story” with eight, “Licorice Pizza” with five and “Nightmare Alley” with four.

The award winners will be announced March 6.

See the full list of nominees below.

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MNFCA Update on Top 10s and Awards

Members of the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance are now compiling their lists for best and worst movies of the year.

When all members have finished compiling these lists, a post linking all the top 10s, with details on each person’s No. 1 movie, will be published. This post is expected to be published in February.

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Welcome to the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance

There are a lot of talented people in the great state of Minnesota who talk about film or write about it in publications. Regardless of how reviews or essays on movies are produced by Minnesotans, there’s a lot of great work out there.

In my opinion, there should be something to bring Minnesota’s film critics together. That’s what this website will attempt to do.

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