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Awards Leaderboard: Top Movies of 2021

by | January 3, 2022 | Comments

From December through April, the best movies of 2021/2022 are recognized by the press, fans, and members of the film industry in dozens of awards competitions. With the added wrinkle of some hybrid theatrical and limited-release streaming titles mixing with powerhouse blockbuster films that have been sitting on the shelf for months before release, it is hard to predict which will capture voters’ attention. And we’re just getting started. Only one major show has held an in-person ceremony, and while there are still a few major players yet to screen for critics, we can at least start tracking how well the contenders are doing at the early stops on the journey to Oscar night.

As we head into the New Year the Award landscape is finally pulling into focus. Last year, Nomadland look very similar to our top contender this year, Jane Campion’SFs The Power of the Dog, topping our Awards Leaderboard with a comfortable margin. Still yet to be seen if will take the top prize as Nomadland did last year or come up short like Roma and Get Out did in prior years.  Maggie Gyllenhaal’s debut feature The Lost Daughter is still in the running though it has slowed down from a big night at the Gotham’s. Still, we are a long way from knowing who will stand out from the pack when it is all over. Currently, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ariana Debose, Kirsten Stewart, and Kodi-Smith McPhee lead their respective acting categories but that is not a guarantee they can ride that frontrunner status to Oscar night. For now, you should just bookmark this page to follow along each week and check out who’s taking home the hardware this season. Will favorites emerge and dominate early, or will they break into the contest late? Either way, it goes, we will keep you up to date.

Read on to find out where your favorite movies stand, and let us know what you think in the comments. 

The Power of the Dog (2021) 94%

127 wins

Dune (2021) 83%

53 wins

  • AFCC: Best Score
  • WAFCA: Best Production Design
  • WAFCA: Best Cinematography
  • WAFCA: Best Score
  • BOFC: Best Score
  • BOFC: Best Editing
  • LVFCS: Best Horror/Sci-Fi
  • LVFCS: Best Visual Effects
  • CFC: Best Visual Effects
  • PCA: Best Score
  • PCA: Best Visual Effects
  • PCA: Best Costume Design
  • PCA: Best Sound Design
  • PCA: Best Sci-Fi Feature
  • PCA: Best Production Design
  • PCA: Best Cinematography
  • PCC: Best Science Fiction Feature
  • StLFC: Best Score
  • StLFC: Best Visual Effects
  • DFWFC: Best Score
  • DFWFC: Best Cinematography
  • AFI: Top Film
  • NTFCA: Best Director
  • NTFCA: Best Cinematography
  • NFC: Best Visual Effects
  • FFC: Best Visual Effects
  • FFC: Best Score
  • FFC: Best Production Design
  • BFFC: Best Cinematography
  • OAFFC: Best Cinematography
  • HFPA: Best Score
  • CIC: Best Score
  • CACF: Best Director
  • CACF: Best Cinematography
  • CACF: Best Score
  • CACF: Best Cast
  • SDFCS: Best Visual Effects
  • SDFCS: Best Cinematography
  • SDFCS: Best Sound Design
  • DF: Best Score
  • DF: Best Sound
  • DF: Best Visual Effects
  • OFCC: Best Cinematography
  • SFCS: Best Score
  • SFCS: Best Film Editing
  • SFCS: Best Visual Effects
  • KCFCC: Best Film
  • KCFCC: Best Director
  • KCFCC: Best Actor
  • HFCS: Best Art Direction
  • HFCS: Best Costume Design
  • HFCS: Best Cinematography
  • AFC: Best Editing

Drive My Car (2021) 98%

34 wins

  • GOTHAM: Best International Feature
  • AFCC: Best International Feature
  • WAFCA: Best International Feature
  • NYFCC: Best Film
  • BSFC: Best Picture
  • BSFC: Best Director
  • BSFC: Best Actor
  • BSFC: Best Screenplay
  • NYFCO: Best Foreign Language Film
  • CFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • PCC: Best Foreign Language
  • StLFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • DFWFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • IFJ: Best Foreign Language Film
  • IFJ: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • LAFCA: Best Film
  • LAFCA: Best Screenplay
  • GWNYFCA: Foreign Language Film
  • HFPA: Best Foreign Language Film
  • SFBAFCC: Best International Feature
  • NSFC: Best Picture
  • NSFC: Best Director
  • NSFC: Best Screenplay
  • NSFC: Best Actor
  • COFCA: Best International Film
  • OFCC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • SFCS: Best Picture
  • SFCS: Best Director
  • SFCS: Best Film Not in the English Language
  • KCFCC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • TFC: Best International Film
  • AFC: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • AFC: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • AFC: Best International Film

Licorice Pizza (2021) 91%

32 wins

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) 99%

30 wins 

West Side Story (2021) 92%

27 wins

  • NBR: Best Supporting Actress
  • DFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • NYFCC: Best Cinematography
  • NYFCO: Best Supporting Actress
  • NYFCO: Best Use of Music
  • LVFCS: Best Director
  • LVFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • LVFCS: Best Art Direction
  • LVFCS: Best Cinematography
  • LVFCS: Best Film Editing
  • PCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • PCC: Best Supporting Actor
  • DFWFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • LAFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • IFCS: Best Actress
  • AFI: Top Film
  • NTFCA: Best Actress
  • NTFCA: Best Newcomer
  • FFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • OAFFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • HFPA: Best Supporting Actress
  • HFPA: Best Actress, Comedy
  • HFPA: Best Motion Picture, Comedy
  • CIC: Best Editing
  • DF: Best Supporting Actress
  • COFCA: Best Film Editing
  • SFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • KCFCC: Best Adapted Screenplay

Spencer (2021) 82%

26 wins

Flee (2021) 98%

24 wins

  • GOTHAM: Best Documentary Feature
  • NBR: Freedom of Expression Award
  • AFCC: Best Documentary
  • DFCS: Best Documentary (tie)
  • NYFCC: Best Non-Fiction Film
  • BSFC: Best Animated Feature
  • NYFCO: Best Documentary Feature
  • PFCW: Best Animated Feature
  • BOFC: Best Documentary
  • LVFCS: Best International Film
  • CFC: Best Animated Film
  • UFCA: Best Animated Feature
  • UFCA: Best Foreign Language Feature
  • StLFC: Best Documentary
  • DFWFC: Best Low Budget Deal
  • IFJ: Best Animated Film
  • LAFCA: Best Animated Film
  • NFC: Best Documentary
  • OAFFC: Best Documentary
  • SFBAFCC: Honorable Mention
  • NSFC: Best Non-Fiction
  • CACF: Best Documentary
  • SFCS: Best Documentary
  • KCFCC: Best Documentary
  • TFC: Best Documentary

The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) 97%

25 wins

  • AFCC: Best Animated Film
  • WAFCA: Best Animated Feature
  • DFCS: Best Animated Feature
  • NYFCC: Best Animated Feature
  • NYFCO: Best Animated Feature
  • BOFC: Best Animated Feature
  • LVFCS: Best Animated Feature
  • PCA: Best Animated Feature
  • PCC: Best Animated Feature
  • UFCA: Best Original Screenplay
  • StLFC: Best Animated Film
  • IFJ: Best Voice Performance
  • NFC: Best Animated Film
  • BFFC: Best Animated Film
  • OAFFC: Best Animated Film
  • GWNYFCA: Best Animated Film
  • CIC: Best Animated Film
  • CACF: Best Animated Film
  • DF: Best Animated Film
  • COFCA: Best Animated Film
  • OFCC: Best Animated Film
  • KCFCC: Best Animated Film
  • HFCS: Best Animated Film
  • AFC: Best Animated Film
  • AFC: Best Voice Performance

Mass (2021) 95%

21 wins

  •  AFCC: Best Ensemble (tie)
  • WAFCA: Best Ensemble
  • UFCA: Best Female Supporting
  • StLFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • StLFC: Best Screenplay
  • StLFC: Best Ensemble
  • IFJ: Best Film
  • IFJ: Best Original Screenplay
  • IFJ: Best Ensemble
  • IFJ: Best Breakout of the Year
  • NFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • FCC: Best Ensemble
  • OAFFC: Best Ensemble
  • CACF: Best Supporting Actress (tie)
  • CACF: Best Screenplay
  • SDFCS: Best Original Screenplay
  • SDFCS: Best Supporting Actor
  • DF: Best Original Screenplay
  • DF: Best Ensemble
  • SFCS: Best Ensemble
  • KCFCC: Best Supporting Actress

CODA (2021) 96%

20 wins

  • GOTHAM: Best Breakthrough Performer
  • GOTHAM: Best Supporting Actor
  • BSFC: Best Supporting Actor
  • LVFCS: Best Supporting Actor
  • LVFCS: Best Youth Performer
  • LVFCS: Best Family Film
  • LVFCS: Best Ensemble
  • UFCA: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • UFCA: Best Lead Female Performance
  • IFJ: Best Supporting Actor
  • AFI: Top Film
  • NFC: Best Film
  • NFC: Best Actor
  • CIC: Best Independent Film
  • SDFCS: Best Breakthrough Artist
  • SFCS: Best Youth Performance
  • HFCS: Best Supporting Actor
  • HFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • HFCS: Best Overlooked Film
  • HFCS: Best Adapted Screenplay

King Richard (2021) 90%

19 wins

  • NBR: Best Actor
  • NBR: Best Supporting Actress
  • WAFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • DFCS: Best Supporting Actor
  • WFCC: Best Actor
  • WFCC: Best Equality of Sexes
  • AFI: Top Film
  • NFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • BFFC: Best Actor
  • BFFC: Best Picture
  • BFFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • BFFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • HFPA: Best Actor
  • CACF: Best Florida Film
  • CACF: Best Supporting Actress (tie)
  • AAFCA: Best Actor
  • AAFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • AAFCA: Best Breakout Actor
  • AAFCA: Best Emerging Director

Pig (2021) 97%

19 wins

  • NBR: Best Director Debut
  • LVFCS: Best Actor
  • CFC: Best Breakthrough Director
  • PCA: Best Oregon Feature
  • UFCA: Best Lead Performance Male
  • StLFC: Best Actor
  • IFCS: Best Actor
  • NTFCA: Best Actor
  • FFC: Best First Film
  • OAFFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • GWNYFCA: Breakthrough Director
  • CIC: Best Original Screenplay
  • SDFCS: Best Actor
  • SFCS: Best Actor
  • HFCS: Best Actor
  • HFCS: Best New Filmmaker
  • AFC: Best First Film
  • AFC: Best Actor
  • AFC: Best Original Screenplay

The Lost Daughter (2021) 94%

15 wins

The Velvet Underground (2021) 98%

14 wins

  • NYFCO: Best Supporting Actress
  • NYFCO: Best Actress
  • PFCW: Best Supporting Actress
  • PFCW: Best Directorial Debut
  • WFCC: Best Movie About Women
  • WFCC: Best On-screen Couple
  • BFFC: Best Actress
  • OAFFC: Breakthrough Filmmaker
  • GWNYFCA: Best Supporting Actor
  • NSFC: Best Supporting Actress
  • CIC: Best Supporting Actress
  • CIC: Best Actor
  • SDFCS: Best Supporting Actress
  • COFCA: Best Supporting Actress

The French Dispatch (2021) 75%

14 wins

  • DFCS: Best Ensemble
  • CFC: Best Editing
  • CFC: Best Production Design
  • PCA: Best Ensemble
  • PCA: Best Comedy
  • PCA: Best Supporting Actor
  • StLFC: Best Production Design
  • NTFCA: Best Supporting Actress
  • NTFCA: Best Supporting Actor
  • NTFCA: Best Ensemble
  • FFC: Best Original Screenplay
  • CIC: Best Supporting Actor
  • OFCC: Best Ensemble
  • AFC: Best Ensemble

Titane (2021) 88%

14 wins

  •  AFCC: Best Breakthrough Performer
  • PFCW: Best Best Foreign Language Film
  • PFCW: Best Breakthrough Performance
  • WFCC: Best Foreign Film About Women
  • PCA: Best Horror Movie
  • PCC: Best Horror Movie
  • LAFCA: Best Supporting Actor
  • IFCS: Best Horror/Sci-Fi
  • OAFFC: Breakthrough Filmmaker
  • DF: Best Director
  • DF: Best International Film
  • DF: Best Supporting Actor
  • DF: Best Debut
  • AFC: Best Actress

Belfast (2021) 87%

12 wins

The Green Knight (2021) 89%

11 wins

  • PCA: Best Picture
  • UFCA: Best Cinematography
  • NTFCA: Best Film
  • GWNYFCA: Best Cinematography
  • NSFC: Best Cinematography
  • CIC: Best Cinematography
  • SFCS: Best Cinematography
  • SFCS: Best Costume Design
  • SFCS: Best Production Design
  • KCFCC: Best SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Film
  • AFC: Best Cinematography

The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) 93%

10 wins

  • NBR: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • NBR: Best Cinematography
  • NYFCC: Best Supporting Actress
  • PCC: Best Cinematography
  • AFI: Top Film
  • CACF: Best Picture
  • COFCA: Best Cinematography
  • AAFCA: Best Supporting Actor
  • KCFCC: Best Cinematography
  • TFC: Best Actor

Nightmare Alley (2021) 80%

9 wins

  • PFCW: Best Cinematography
  • AFI: Top Film
  • NFC: Best Production Design
  • NFC: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • NFC: Best Cinematography
  • SFBAFCC: Best Production Design
  • CIC: Best Production Design
  • SDFCS: Best Production Design
  • DF: Best Production Design
  • HFCS: Best Director

Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021) 88%

9 wins

The Harder They Fall (2021) 88%

9 wins

Parallel Mothers (2021) 97%


No Time to Die (2021) 83%

7 wins

Last Night in Soho (2021) 75%

7 wins

Encanto (2021) 91%

6 wins

  • NBR: Best Animated Film
  • WFCC: Best Animated Movie
  • DFWFC: Best Animated Film
  • FFC: Best Animated Film
  • HFPA: Best Animated Film
  • SFBAFCC: Best Animated Film

C'mon C'mon (2021) 95%


  • WAFCA: Best Youth Performer
  • DFCS: Best Breakthrough Performance
  • IFJ: Best Supporting Actress
  • IFCS: Best Drama
  • SFBAFCC: Best Original Screenplay

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) 91%

5 wins

  • UFCA: Best Performance in Sci-fi, Fantasy
  • StLFC: Best Action
  • CIC: Best Stunts
  • HFCS: Best Stunt Work
  • HFCS: Best Comic Movie

Annette (2021) 71%

4 wins

The Worst Person in the World (2021) 99%

4 wins

  • NYFCC: Best Non-English Language Film
  • PCA: Best Foreign Language Films
  • NSFC: Best Supporting Actor
  • CACF: Best Actress

Don't Look Up (2021) 55%

4 wins

Shiva Baby (2020) 97%

4 wins

  • CIC: Best Costume Design
  • SDFCS: Best Costume Design
  • DF: Best Costumes
  • HFCS: Best Make-up

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) 94%

3 win

  • WAFCA: Best Voice Performance
  • NTFCA: Best Animated Film
  • HFCS: Best Vocal Performance

A Hero (2021) 95%

3 wins

  • NBR: Best Foreign Language film
  • NBR: Best Original Screenplay
  • CACF: Best Foreign Language film

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) 66%

3 wins

Hand of God (2006)

3 wins

  • FFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • BFFC: Best Foreign Language Film
  • HFCS: Best Foreign Language Film

Shiva Baby (2020) 97%

2 wins

  • DFCS: Best Breakthrough Performance(tie)
  • GWNYFCA: Breakthrough Performance

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) 96%

2 wins

In the Heights (2021) 94%

1 win

Cyrano (2021) 84%

2 wins

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) 93%

1 win

  • CIC: Best Visual Effects
  • HFCS: Best Visual Effects

House of Gucci (2021) 63%

1 win

The Velvet Underground (2021) 98%

1 win

Nobody (2021) 84%

1 win

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) 95%

1 win

  • WFCC: Best Documentary About Women

The First Wave (2021) 97%

1 win

  • UFCA: Best Documentary

A Quiet Place Part II (2021) 91%

1 win

The Card Counter (2020) 86%

1 win

Red Rocket (2021) 87%

1 win

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) 80%

1 win

  • LAFCA: Best Production Design

Petite Maman (2021) 96%

1 win

  • LAFCA: Best Film in Foreign Language

Identifying Features (2020) 99%

1 win

Lamb (2021) 86%

1 win

  • NTFCA: Best Foreign Language

Zola (2020) 88%

1 win

  • BFFC: Pioneer Award

Being the Ricardos (2021) 68%

1 win

  • HFPA: Best Actress, Comedy

Luca (2021) 91%

1 win

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (2020) 97%

1 win

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