Los Angeles Film Critics (LAFCA) 2021: Drive My Car (from Japan) Best Picture; Jane Campion Best Director (Power of the Dog)

Drive My Car: The critically acclaimed Japanese film earned the prizes for best picture and best screenplay during the organization’s event.

The Power of the Dog was another key winner, with Jane Campion picking up the award for best director.Mel Brooks was previously announced as this year’s Career Achievement Award recipient.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association weighed in Saturday with the group’s picks for the top achievements in film from 2021.

List of Winners:

Best Picture: Drive My Car

Runner-up: The Power of the Dog

Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Runner-up: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Actor: Simon Rex, Red Rocket
Runner-up: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Actress: Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers

Runner-up: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

Supporting Actor (tie): Vincent Lindon, Titane and Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Runner-up: Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Screenplay: Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, Drive My Car
Runner-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Documentary: Summer of Soul
Runner-up: Procession

Animation: Flee
Runner-up: Belle

Best Film Not in the English Language: Petite Maman
Runner-up: Quo VadisAida?

Editing: Joshua L. Pearson, Summer of Soul
Runner-up: Andy Jurgensen, Licorice Pizza

Production Design: Steve Saklad, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Runner-up: Tamara Deverell, Nightmare Alley

Music/score: Alberto Iglesias, Parallel Mothers
Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog and Spencer

Cinematography: Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog
Runner-up: Greig Fraser, Dune

Career Achievement Award: Mel Brooks

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film: The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

New Generation (tie): Shatara Michelle Ford, Test Pattern and Tatiana Huezo, Prayers for the Stolen