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The Bloomies for 2021

With the closing of cinemas because of the pandemic and the general fragmentation of film distribution, I have been unable to view some major 2021 films. For purposes of The Bloomies, these will be treated as 2022 films.

English Language Films
Foreign Language Films

Don't Look Up (A. McKay)
The Father (F. Zeller)
*Defending Jacob (M. Tyldum)
tick, tick...BOOM! (L.M. Miranda)
The Green Knight (D. Lowery)
The Last Duel (R. Scott)
The Power of the Dog (J. Campion)
Lapsis (N. Hutton)
News of the World (P. Greengrass)
In The Heights (J.M. Chu)
Judas and the Black Messiah (S. King)
The Courier (D. Cooke)
Hope Gap (W. Nicholson)
The Short History of the Long Road (A. Simon-Kennedy)
Spencer (P. Larraín)
*I Know This Much Is True (D. Cianfrance)
Ammonite (F. Lee)
*The Queen's Gambit (S. Frank)
West Side Story (S. Spielberg)
Dune (D. Villeneuve)
*The Salisbury Poisonings (S. Dibb)
Sound of Metal (D. Marder)
The Nightingale (J. Kent)
Mr. Jones (A. Holland)
Dear Evan Hansen (S. Chbosky)
Belfast (K. Branagh)
One Night in Miami (R. King)
Mangrove (S. McQueen)
Stillwater (T. McCarthy)
Intrigo: Death of an Author (D. Alfredson)
House of Gucci (R. Scott)
Nightmare Alley (G. del Toro)
The Mauritanian (K. Macdonald)
Passing (R. Hall)
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (W. Showalter)
Worth (S. Colangelo)

*TV miniseries in which all episodes have the same director and writer. Equivalent to a long movie.

*A Suitable Boy (M. Nair)
The Hand of God (P. Sorrentino)
Identifying Features (F. Valladez)
I Carry You With Me (H. Ewing)
The Good Traitor (C. Rosendahl)
Incitement (Y. Zilberman)
Corpus Christi (J. Komasa)
Sobibor (K. Khabenskiy)
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (C. Link)
Minari (L.I. Chung)
Proxima (A. Winocour)
Better Days (D. Kwok-Cheungtsang)


English Language Film – Don't Look Up

Foreign Language Film – *A Suitable Boy

Director – (1) Adam McKay (Don't Look Up); (2) Mira Nair (*A Suitable Boy)

Original Screenplay – Adam McKay (Don't Look Up)

Screenplay Adaptation – (1) Andrew Davies (*A Suitable Boy); (2) Mark Bomback (*Defending Jacob)

Cinematography – Ari Wegner (The Power of the Dog)

Film Editing – The Green Knight

Original Music Score – (1) Jonny Greenwood (Spencer); (2) Jonny Greenwood (The Power of the Dog)

Actor – Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Others  –  Mark Ruffalo (*I Know This Much Is True); Andrew Garfield (tick, tick...BOOM!); Benedict Cumberbatch (The Courier; The Power of the Dog); Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen); Tom Hanks (News of the World); Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal); Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah); Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian); Bartosz Bielenia (Corpus Christi); Matt Damon (Stillwater); Bill Nighy (Hope Gap); Merab Ninidze (The Courier); Michael Keaton (Worth); Hugh Grant (*The Undoing); Will Smith (King Richard); Stanley Tucci & Colin Firth (Supernova); Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

Actress – Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Others  – Kate Winslet (Ammonite; *Mare of East Town); Lady Gaga (House of Gucci); Annette Bening (Hope Gap); Sabrina Carpenter (The Short History of the Long Road); Cynthia Erivo (*Genius: Aretha); Olivia Colman (The Father; The Lost Daughter); Anya Taylor-Joy (*The Queen's Gambit); Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari); Zhou Dongyu (Better Days); Nicole Kidman (*The Undoing); Glenn Close & Mila Kunis (Four Good Days); Sienna Miller (American Woman); Haley Bennett (Swallow); Robin Wright (Land); Eva Green (Proxima); Jennifer Hudson (Respect); Tessa Thompson (Passing); Tanya Maniktala (*A Suitable Boy); Helene Zengel (News of the World)

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