Here’s the complete list of 2021 Golden Cage winners


Over the past week, we’ve been releasing our winners for the 2021 Golden Cages and now all awards have been given out. We’ve had some laughs, some tears, some digs at Jared Leto, and in general, given you, dear reader, a steady stream of excellent movies for you to watch. You would expect us to say that we wish we could have given every movie nominated an award, but sadly, we must be strict with our awards. Only the best of the best can win a Golden Cage. Any film that doesn’t have one is immediately inferior to the ones that do. That’s just plain science.

So as we wind this yearly tradition down and we begin to stew and mull over the 2022 crop of films, we can only hope that 2022 will be another excellent year of movies. So far it hasn’t been anything special, but that’ll be something to look back on in another 365 days. Until then, here is the complete list of the categories, nominees, and winners of the 2021 Golden Cages with links to each of their respective pieces.

Best Picture

Drive My Car
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Actor

Dev Patel (The Green Knight)
Nicolas Cage (Pig)
Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home)

Best Actress

Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
Thomasin Mackenzie (Last Night in Soho)

Best Supporting Actor 

Bradley Cooper (Licorice Pizza)
David Alvarez (West Side Story)
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)

Best Supporting Actress

Arianna DeBose (West Side Story)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Last Night in Soho)
Meryl Streep (Don’t Look Up)

Best Cinematography

The French Dispatch
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve (Dune)
Edgar Wright (Last Night in Soho)
Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

Best Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Animated Movie

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission
The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Worst Movie

Don’t Look Up
House of Gucci
The Suicide Squad

Best Score

No Time To Die

Best Documentary

A Cop Movie
The Beatles: Get Back
The Sparks Brothers

Best Action

No Time To Die
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Suicide Squad

Best Horror

Halloween Kills
Last Night in Soho

Most Overrated

Don’t Look Up
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Most Underrated

How it Ends

Biggest “Oh Shit” Moment

Gabriel’s Identity (Malignant)
The Death of Bond. James Bond (No Time To Die)
All the Spider-Man (Spider-Man: No Way Home)

Jesse Lab
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