Los Angeles Film Critics Association Names “West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose Best Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose is the LA critics’ choice…

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association voted Saturday on the best films and performances of 2021, with the 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer earning a shout out.

Ariana DeBose, West Side StoryDeBose, who earned her first-ever Golden Globes nod earlier this month, was named Best Supporting Actress for her acclaimed performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Penélope Cruz claimed the Best Actress award for her starring role in Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers.

The 47-year-old Spanish Oscar-winning actress beat out runner-up Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World) for the honor.

Meanwhile, Alberto Iglesias took home the Best Music/Score honor.

The 66-year-old Spanish composer claimed the award for his score to Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers, a score that already earned him a Hollywood Music in Media Award.

Tatiana Huezo, meantime, tied for the New Generation award with Shatara Michelle Ford.

The 49-year-old Mexican Salvadoran filmmaker earned the recognition for her latest film Prayers for the Stolen.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association is a group made up of L.A. area print and digital journalists, which today deliberated on winners and runners-up in a total of 14 categories.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Picture
Winner: Drive My Car
Runner-up: The Power of the Dog

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

Best Actress
Winner: Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
Runner-up: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

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

Best Documentary
Winner: Summer of Soul
Runner-up: Procession

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

Best Animation
Winner: Flee
Runner-up: Belle

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Runner-up: Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

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

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

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

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

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

Best Film Not in the English Language
Winner: Petite Maman
Runner-up: Quo Vadis, Aida?

Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Prize
The Works And Days (Of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

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

Career Achievement Award
Mel Brooks

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