July 30, 2021

The 2021 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

We look forward to honoring the best films, actors, and filmmakers of 2021. Our nominees will be announced on Monday, January 10, 2022, and awards will be announced on Monday, January 17, 2022, starting at 9am Pacific Time.

For award consideration, please take note of our full timeline:

  • December 31, 2021 – eligibility deadline.
  • January 6, 2022 – Nomination voting deadline.
  • January 10, 2022 – Nominations will be announced.
  • January 13, 2022 – Award voting deadline.
  • January 17, 2022 – Winners will be announced.

Eligibility information

Movies made available to Seattle-area film critics or released locally, nationally, or distributed online during the calendar year are eligible. Please note that due to an extended eligibility period for 2020 as a result of the pandemic, most releases in January 2021 were eligible for our 2020 awards and therefore are not eligible this year. Please refer to Section C of our Membership By-Laws for full eligibility details.

Award categories

  • Best Picture of the Year
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Ensemble Cast
  • Best Action Choreography
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Film Not in the English Language
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Youth Performance (18 years of age or younger upon start of filming):
  • Villain of the Year