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The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington
The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington

The Critics Association of Central Florida announced the winners of its first annual awards and named Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Denzel Washington along with Frances McDormand as the Best picture of 2021. Other films honored included Flee won for Best Documentary; A Hero won for Best International Film and King Richard won for Best Central Florida Film.

The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF) is an organization of critics based in or around the Central Florida area.

Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF) 2021 Awards

Best Picture
Winner: The Tragedy of Macbeth
Runner-up: Licorice Pizza

Best Director
Winner: Denis Villenueve, Dune
Runner-up: Joel Coen, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actor
Winner: Andrew Garfield, tick, tick… BOOM!
Runner-up: Peter Dinklage, Cyrano

Best Actress
Winner: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World
Runner-up: Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Bradley Cooper, Licorice Pizza
Runner-up: Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Supporting Actress
Winner (tie): Ann Dowd, Mass / Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Runner-up: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Best Cast
Winner: Dune
Runner-up: Mass

Best Documentary
Winner: Flee
Runner-up: Summer of Soul (… or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Best International Film
Winner: A Hero
Runner-up: Drive My Car

Best Animated Film
Winner: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Runner-up (tie): Flee / Luca

Best Screenplay
Winner: Fran Kranz, Mass
Runner-up: Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos

Best Cinematography
Winner: Greig Fraser, Dune
Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Score
Winner: Hans Zimmer, Dune
Runner-up: Johnny Greenwood, Spencer

Best Original Song
Winner: “No Time to Die”, No Time to Die
Runner-up: “Be Alive”, King Richard

In addition to the traditional line up of awards, the CACF has two special honors. “Best Central Florida Film” is a category designed to recognize outstanding achievement by a film with a significant connection to the Central Florida area. “Best Achievement in Diversity” is a category designed to recognize outstanding achievement by a film that showcases inclusion and diversity, both on the screen and behind the scenes. These winners are listed below.

Best Central Florida Film
Winner: King Richard

Best Achievement in Diversity
Winner: Eternals

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