Results

NOTE: This first year of the Spencer Awards was essentially a test run for future editions. Changes will be made to improve the scoring of ballots, as there were far too many ties with the simple weighting system I employed. Next year voters will also be allowed to “nominate” ten choices in every category instead of just Leading and Supporting Performances.

2021

Best Picture

  1. DRIVE MY CAR 43
  2. THE POWER OF THE DOG 31
  3. LICORICE PIZZA 20
  4. TITANE 18
  5. THE FRENCH DISPATCH 13
  6. PIG 12
  7. ANNETTE 9
  8. THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD 9
  9. WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY 9
  10. BENEDETTA 8
  11. RIDERS OF JUSTICE 8
  12. WEST SIDE STORY 8
  13. A HERO 7
  14. MEMORIA 7
  15. THE LAST DUEL 6
  16. THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION 5
  17. NIGHTMARE ALLEY 4
  18. SUMMER OF SOUL… 4
  19. DUNE 3
  20. THE CARD COUNTER 3
  21. THE GREEN KNIGHT 3
  22. BELFAST 2
  23. PARALLEL MOTHERS 1

Best Director

  1. Jane Campion, THE POWER OF THE DOG 32
  2. Ryuche Hamaguchi, DRIVE MY CAR 29
  3. Paul Thomas Anderson, LICORICE PIZZA 24
  4. Leos Carax, ANNETTE 19
  5. Julia Ducournau, TITANE 16
  6. Steven Spielberg, WEST SIDE STORY 16
  7. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, MEMORIA 13
  8. Joachim Trier, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD 12
  9. Wes Anderson, THE FRENCH DISPATCH 12
  10. Pedro Almodóvar, PARALLEL MOTHERS 9
  11. Denis Viillueneve, DUNE 9
  12. Guillermo del Toro, NIGHTMARE ALLEY 6
  13. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION 6
  14. Michael Sarnoski, PIG 6
  15. Ridley Scott, THE LAST DUEL 6
  16. Bruno Dumont, FRANCE 5
  17. Paull Verhooeven, BENEDETTA 5
  18. Joel Coen, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH 4
  19. Kenneth Branagh, BELFAST 3
  20. David Lowery, THE GREEN KNIGHT 2

Best Leading Performance

  1. Alana Haim, LICORICE PIZZA 104
  2. Hidetoshi Nihijima, DRIVE MY CAR 86
  3. Nicolas Cage, PIG 69
  4. Renate Reinsve, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD 57
  5. Simon Rex, RED ROCKET 49
  6. Penelope Cruz, PARALLEL MOTHERS 46
  7. Kristen Stewart, SPENCER 36
  8. Denzel Washington, TTOM 35
  9. Oscar Isaac, THE CARD COUNTER 35
  10. Léa Seydoux, FRANCE 33
  11. Agathe Russell, TITANE 31
  12. Benedict Cumberbatch,THE POWER OF THE DOG 31
  13. Virginie Efira, BENEDETTA 20
  14. Adam Driver, ANNETTE 19
  15. Cooper Hoffman, LICORICE PIZZA 19
  16. Olivia Colman, THE LOST DAUGHTER 18
  17. Rebecca Hall, THE NIGHT HOUSE 17
  18. Rachel Sennott, SHIVA BABY 16
  19. Jessica Chastain, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE 14
  20. Jodie Comer, THE LAST DUEL 13
  21. Mary Twala, THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION 13
  22. Taylour Paige, ZOLA 10
  23. Tessa Thompson, PASSING 10
  24. Will Smith, KING RICHARD 10
  25. Lady Gaga, HOUSE OF GUCCI 7
  26. Tilda Swinton, MEMORIA 5
  27. Vicky Krieps, BERGMAN ISLAND 4

Best Supporting Performance

  1. Vincent Lindon, TITANE 59
  2. Kodi Smit-McPhee, THE POWER OF THE DOG 53
  3. Bradley Cooper, LICORICE PIZZA 47
  4. Toko Miura, DRIVE MY CAR 46
  5. Anders Danielsen Lie, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD 45
  6. Jeffrey Wright, THE FRENCH DISPATCH 42
  7. Kirsten Dunst, THE POWER OF THE DOG 35
  8. Mike Faist, WEST SIDE STORY 32
  9. Troy Kotsur, CODA 27
  10. Benicia Del Toro, THE FRENCH DISPATCH 26
  11. Ben Affleck, THE LAST DUEL 24
  12. Cate Blanchett, NIGHTMARE ALLEY 24
  13. Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY 22
  14. Kathryn Hunter, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH 22
  15. Alex Wolff, PIG 21
  16. Jesse Buckley, THE LOST DAUGHTER 20
  17. Park Yoo-Rim, DRIVE MY CAR 18
  18. Masaki Okada, DRIVE MY CAR 15
  19. Ruth Negga, PASSING 15
  20. Harriet Sansom Harris, LICORICE PIZZA 14
  21. Marlee Matlin, CODA 12
  22. Riley Keough, ZOLA 11
  23. Rita Moreno, WEST SIDE STORY 11
  24. Simon Helberg, ANNETTE 11
  25. Tiffany Haddish, THE CARD COUNTER 11
  26. Dan Stevens, I’M YOUR MAN 10
  27. Toby Huss, COPSHOP 10
  28. Ana de Armas, NO TIME TO DIE 9
  29. Ben Affleck, THE TENDER BAR 9
  30. Reika Kirishima, DRIVE MY CAR 9
  31. Al Pacino, HOUSE OF GUCCI 8
  32. Charlotte Rampling, BENEDETTA 5
  33. Sean Penn, LICORICE PIZZA 2
  34. Jin Dae-Young, DRIVE MY CAR 1
  35. Mark Rylance, DON’T LOOK UP 1

Best Screenplay

  1. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe, DRIVE MY CAR 50
  2. Paul Thomas Anderson, LICORICE PIZZA 29
  3. Wes Anderson, THE FRENCH DISPATCH 17
  4. Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD 17
  5. Jane Campion, THE POWER OF THE DOG 14
  6. Asghar Farhadi, A HERO 12
  7. Anders Thomas Jensen, RIDERS OF JUSTICE 9
  8. Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon,THE LAST DUEL 9
  9. David Birke, Paul Verhoeven, BENEDETTA 8
  10. Julia Ducournau, TITANE 8
  11. Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan, NIGHTMARE ALLEY 7
  12. Paul Schrader, THE CARD COUNTER 7
  13. Jan Schomburg, Maria Schrader, I’M YOUR MAN 5
  14. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, MEMORIA 5
  15. Pedro Almodóvar, PARALLEL MOTHERS 5
  16. Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski, PIG 5
  17. Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, RED ROCKET 5
  18. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY 5
  19. Rebecca Hall, PASSING 4
  20. Andreas Fontana, Mariano Llinás, AZOR 3
  21. Radu Jude, BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN 3
  22. Kenneth Branagh, BELFAST 3
  23. Bruno Dumont, FRANCE 3
  24. Ed Solomon, NO SUDDEN MOVE 3
  25. Joel Coen, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH 2
  26. Hong Sang-soo, THE WOMAN WHO RAN 2
  27. Tony Kushner, WEST SIDE STORY 2
  28. Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris, ZOLA 2
  29. M. Night Shyamalan, OLD 1

Best Scene

  1. Truck with no gas, LICORICE PIZZA 33
  2. “So May We Start,” ANNETTE 11
  3. Cheating/Not cheating, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD 10
  4. Police station fight, MALIGNANT 9
  5. Robber Cats, THE WOMAN WHO RAN 8
  6. Bus fight, NOBODY 7
  7. Fire station striptease, TITANE 7
  8. Last supper, PIG 7
  9. School dance, WEST SIDE STORY 6
  10. Uncle Vanya Send-off, DRIVE MY CAR 6
  11. Banjo/piano duel, THE POWER OF THE DOG 5
  12. Jeffrey Wright long dolly shot walking, THE FRENCH DISPATCH 5
  13. Restaurant monologue, PIG 5
  14. The car confession, DRIVE MY CAR 5
  15. The last duel, THE LAST DUEL 5
  16. Recording studio visit, MEMORIA 4
  17. WTF, MEMORIA 3