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Year-in Awards 2021

Published: 14-04-2022

2nd annual Year-in Awards

It’s always exciting to bring our readers fresh reviews, but nothing more-so than the Year-In Awards. While you could see it as an imitation of the Oscars, I think it is mainly meant as a different perspective.

Last year it was published before the Academy Awards but this year, we took some time, both personal and professional to get the list as complete as possible. Perhaps next year the list will be posted around January/February again but for now I’m quite happy to bring you this wholly-comprised list in April.

As per last year, any films that have been shown only on film festivals during the calendar year will not be included whilst films with a limited release from 2020 with a public release in 2021 are fair to include. We’ve seen each and every film that has been nominated by Mark’s Remarks and if any are excluded it’s simply due to a lack of time, or simply because we missed it.

Some reviews of films nominated might not have been published since we couldn’t fit them in a week’s worth of reviews but will appear as soon as there is a fitting place and time for them.

With all that aside, I hereby finally present the 2nd annual Year-In Awards, something new, something interesting. Who are the winners of Mark’s Mark? Find out below.

 

Best Picture:

WINNER: CODA

Contenders:

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story


Best Director:

WINNER: Regina King (One Night in Miami)

Contenders:

Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up)

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

 

Best Actor:

WINNER: Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Contenders:

Will Smith (King Richard)

Ralph Fiennes (The Dig)

 

Best Actress:

WINNER: Carey Mulligan (The Dig)

Contenders:

Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho)

Olivia Colman (The Father)

 

Best Production & Style:

WINNER: West Side Story

Contenders:

Cruella

The Father


Best Editing:

WINNER: Last Night in Soho

Contenders:

The Green Knight

King Richard

 

Best Special Effects:

WINNER: Dune

Contenders:

Army of the Dead

The Tomorrow War

Best Costuming:

WINNER: Cruella

Contenders:

Last Night in Soho

Dune

 

Best Sound/Music:

WINNER: Dune

Contenders:

Last Night in Soho

Encanto



Expected Standout

Winner: Cruella

Contenders:

Luca

Raya and the Last Dragon

Underdog

Winner: Stowaway

Contenders:

Bliss

The White Tiger

 

Best in its Genre:

 

Action

WINNER: The Harder They Fall

Contenders:

The Tomorrow War

Nobody

 

Adventure

WINNER: Raya and the Last Dragon

Contenders:

The Tomorrow War

The Green Knight

 

Animation

WINNER: Raya and the Last Dragon

Contenders:

Luca

Tom and Jerry



Comedy

WINNER: Don’t Look Up

Contenders:

Army of Thieves

Flora & Ulysses

 

Crime

WINNER: Army of Thieves

Contenders:

Nobody

The White Tiger

Drama

 

WINNER: The Father

Contenders:

One Night in Miami

Pieces of a Woman

 

Family

WINNER: Flora & Ulysses

Contenders:

Encanto

Tom And Jerry



Fantasy

WINNER: No suitable entries

Contenders:

No suitable entries

Horror

WINNER: Last Night in Soho

Contenders:

No suitable entries

 

Musical

WINNER: West Side Story

Contenders:

No suitable entries

 

Romance

WINNER: Supernova

Contenders:

No suitable entries

Sci-Fi

 

WINNER: Finch

Contenders:

Dune

Stowaway

 

Thriller

WINNER: Last Night in Soho

Contenders:

The Guilty

 

War

WINNER: The Forgotten Battle

Contenders:

No suitable entries


Western

WINNER: The Harder they Fall

Contenders:

News of the World

The Power of the Dog

 

Sports

WINNER: King Richard

Contenders:

Dream Horse

 

Thanks for checking the list this year, we hope you enjoyed all listed films, and agree with our choices. And perhaps there are some that you’ve yet to check out! Just like last year this list is final, and in the case I might still watch some omitted films from 2021, the Year-In list won’t be edited after this point.

 

On to 2022!

Author: Mark de Graaf