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Kirsten Dunst as Rose Gordon in The Power of the Dog
Kirsten Dunst as Rose Gordon in The Power of the Dog [Kirsty Griffin Netflix]

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announced the winners of the 2021 AWFJ EDA Awards with The Power of the Dog winning most of the major awards including Best Film, Best Director for Jane Campion, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Kirsten Dunst, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Kodi Smit-McFee and Best Ensemble Cast.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2021 EDA Award Winners

AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film

  • THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Director

  • Jane Campion – THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Screenplay, Original

  • BELFAST – Kenneth Branagh

Best Screenplay, Adapted

  • THE POWER OF THE DOG – Jane Campion

Best Documentary (tie)

  • FLEE
  • SUMMER OF SOUL

Best Animated Film (tie)

  • ENCANTO
  • THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINE

Best Actress

  • Olivia Colman – THE LOST DAUGHTER

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Kirsten Dunst – THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Actor

  • Benedict Cumberbatch – THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Kodi Smit-McFee – THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director (tie)

  • THE POWER OF THE DOG – Nikki Barrett, Tina Cleary, Carmen Cuba, Nina Gold

Best Cinematography

  • THE POWER OF THE DOG – Ari Wegner

Best Editing

  • THE POWER OF THE DOG – Peter Sciberras

Best Non-English-Language Film

  • DRIVE MY CAR – Japan

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

These awards honor WOMEN only, excluding women who’ve won the same category in the Best of Awards.

Best Woman Director

  • Jane Campion – THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Woman Screenwriter

  • Jane Campion – THE POWER OF THE DOG

Best Animated Female

  • Mirabel in ENCANTO, Stephanie Beatriz

Best Woman’s Breakthrough Performance

  • Emilia Jones – CODA

Outstanding Achievement by A Woman in The Film Industry

  • Maya Cade – Creation of the Black Cinema Archive

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

Grand Dame Award for defying agism.

  • Dame Judi Dench – BELFAST

Most Egregious Lovers’ Age Difference Award

  • NO TIME TO DIE – Daniel Craig (53) and Lea Seydoux (36)

She Deserves A New Agent Award

  • Melissa McCarthy – THE STARLING

Most Daring Performance Award

  • Agatha Rouselle – TITANE

Time Waster Remake or Sequel Award

  • SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

AWFJ Hall of Shame Award

  • Producers and crew of RUST for not following proper safety protocol and causing the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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