Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Power of Dog” wins top honours from LEJA

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Power of Dog” wins top honours from LEJA

The Power of Dog” bags top awards in this year’s LEJA (Latino Entertainment Journalists Association) edition, as the Benedict Cumberbatch-starred movie won the best picture, best director and best editor of the year awards from the LATAM organization.

Later this weekend, the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association had announced the winners. Other major winners among 2021 films included Ariana DeBose, who won the best supporting actress award for “West Side Story,” while Disney’s Encanto won the categories of best voice or motion capture award for Stephanie Beatriz.

The film was named as the best animation movie of 2021.

“The Power of Dog” snatches top honour from LEJA

Looking into other awards, the “West Side Story” led the tally with 13 nominations, as Lin-Manuel Miranda had received the highest number of individual nominations for any person.

Lin-Manuel Miranda had had seven nominations. Aside from that, the LEJA jury board also had chosen Miranda as the winner of Latino Activism Award. John Leguizamo had been awarded with the 2022 ‘Rita Moreno Lifetime Achievement’ due to his role as an actively tireless force in the Latino community.

On top of that, Rachel Zegler won the Latino Breakout award for “West Side Story”. Here is the full list of winners. (Courtesy: latinojournalists) Best Picture “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) Best Director Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) Best Actor in a Leading Role Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick … Boom!” (Netflix) Best Actress in a Leading Role Penélope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics) Best Actor in a Supporting Role Troy Kotsur, “CODA” (Apple Original Films) Best Actress in a Supporting Role Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance Stephanie Beatriz, “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) Best Animated Film “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) Best Foreign Language Film “Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics) (Spain) Best Documentary Film “Flee” (Neon) Best Original Screenplay “C’mon C’mon” (A24) Best Adapted Screenplay “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) Best Ensemble Casting “In the Heights” (Warner Bros) Best Production and Set Design “Dune” (Warner Bros) Best Cinematography “Dune” (Warner Bros) Best Costume Design “Cruella” (Walt Disney Pictures) Best Editing “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) Best Hair and Makeup “Cruella” (Walt Disney Pictures) Best Sound Design “Dune” (Warner Bros) Best Visual Effects “Dune” (Warner Bros) Best Musical Score “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) Best Stunt Design “No Time to Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) Best Song Written for a Film “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)