After BAFTA, but before the Academy Awards, here’s the results of our inaugural awards: THE FRAMIES. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, as in a few categories it meant the difference between two movies jostling for the top spot. Hopefully we can do this again next year, so leave a comment if you have any thoughts about the results, and we’re open to recommendations for improvement or potential new categories for 2022…

Best Visual Effects: DUNE – 85%

The other nominees: Free Guy, Godzilla vs. Kong, Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Tomorrow War & The Matrix Resurrections.

This was a runaway success, despite some competition from Godzilla vs. Kong, but there wasn’t any other movie in 2021 that got close to Dune in terms of using VFX to create a believable world for the characters to populate. Free Guy (3.8%) had its moments, but was perhaps a little too zany; Godzilla vs. Kong (3.8%) had some great monster VFX, but wasn’t anything we haven’t seen before in the franchise; Spider-Man: No Way Home (3.8%) probably just has a tough time standing out in the MCU; The Tomorrow War’s (3.8%) creature design didn’t have a lot of support; and The Matrix Resurrections (0%) disappointed most people for doing much less in its own universe compared to the previous three movies.

dune (2021)

Best Cinematography: GREIG FRASER (DUNE) – 37%

The other nominees: The Green Knight (Andrew Droz Palermo), Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten), The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel) & Janusz Kaminski (West Side Story).

This was a tougher fight, with strong support for Andrew Droz Palermo’s work on The Green Knight (30%), and some fondness for both Janusz Kaminski’s West Side Story (15%) and Bruno Delbonnel’s monochromatic The Tragedy of Macbeth (18.5%), but Greig Fraser’s epic shots in Dune comfortably won out.

the power of the dog (2021)

Best Screenplay: JANE CAMPION (THE POWER OF THE DOG) – 44%

The other nominees: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin), Sian Heder (CODA), Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Tick, Tick… Boom! (Steven Levenson) & Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter).

The New Zealand director’s own screenplay for The Power of the Dog won here, with only Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza (32%) getting close. A good year for filmmakers who write their own stuff!

Best Original Score: DUNE (HANS ZIMMER) – 44%

The other nominees: Encanto (Germaine Franco), The Green Knight (Daniel Hart), Jeymes Samuel (The Harder They Fall) & Jonny Greenwood (Spencer).

Almost half the vote went to Hans Zimmer for Dune, but there was some affection for Jonny Greenwood’s Spencer (19%) and Germaine Franco’s work on Encanto (18.5%).

ghostbusters: afterlife (2021)


The other nominees: Daniel Ranieri (The Tender Bar), Lilou Siauvaud (Stillwater), Lucian-River Chauhan (Encounter) & Samet Yildiz (Brother’s Keeper).

A bit of a surprise to see Grace McKenna win, most likely because more people had seen Ghostbusters: Afterlife than The Tender Bar with Daniel Ranieri (17%), Stillwater with Lila Siauvaud (12%), Encounter with Lucian-River Chauhan (6%) and Brother’s Keeper with Same Yildiz (18%).

Best Supporting Actress: KIRSTEN DUNST (THE POWER OF THE DOG) – 39%

The other nominees: Marlee Martin (CODA), Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Judi Dench (Belfast) & Ann Dowd (Mass).

It was a two-horse race with Ann Dowd for Mass (30%), but Kirsten Dunst won through for The Power of the Dog.

licorice pizza (2021)


The other nominees: Emilia Jones (CODA), Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos), Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) & Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter).

Almost half the vote went to Alana Haim for Licorice Pizza, with her closest rival being Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye (22%—hey, don’t look at me). Emilia Jones (17%) for CODA was a distant third.

Best Supporting Actor: BRADLEY COOPER (LICORICE PIZZA) – 30%

The other nominees: Ciaran Hinds (Belfast), Trot Kotsur (CODA), Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog), Colman Domingo (Zolda) & Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog).

A close contest with Jesse Plemons (29%) for The Power of the Dog that could have gone either way with just a few more votes, but Bradley Cooper won for Licorice Pizza.

tick, tick... boom! (2021)


The other nominees: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Nicola Cage (Pig), Peter Dinklage (Cyrano) & Simon Rex (Red Rocket).

There were only three horses in this race, with Andrew Garfield pulling away from Benedict Cumberbatch (28%) for The Power of the Dog and Simon Rex (20%) for Red Rocket.

titane (2021)

Best International Film: TITANE (France & Belgium) – 52%

The other nominees: The Worst Person in the World (Norway), Drive My Car (Japan), A Hero (Iran) & Petite Maman (France).

A popular film amongst Frame Rated voters, this got over half the vote, with The Worst Person in the World (21%) from Norway being its only serious challenger.


The other nominees: Fran Kranz (Mass), Michael Sarnoski (Pig), Prano Bailey Bond (Censor) & Rebecca Hall (Passing).

One of the bigger surprises, perhaps with Maggie Gyllenhaal helped by the accessibility of The Lost Daughter on Netflix over the others? Michael Sarnoski (27%) was a noble second place for Pig.

Credit: Toronto Star

Best Director: DENIS VILLENEUVE (DUNE) – 53%

The other nominees: Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Steven Spielberg (West Side Story), Guillermo Del Toro (Nightmare Alley) & Ridley Scott (The Last Duel).

The domination of Dune continues with Denis Villeneuve picking up this award, with over half the vote. Paul Thomas Anderson (23%) came second for Licorice Pizza.

dune (2021)

Best Film: DUNE – 32%

The other nominees: The Power of the Dog, West Side Story, Licorice Pizza, The Harder They Fall & Tick, Tick… Boom!

Fair enough, consider everyone’s favourite director. The Power of the Dog (25%) was very close to winning, however, with The Harder They Fall (20%) a more surprising third place. Again, notable they’re Netflix films and people weren’t going to the cinema as much last year?

the power of the dog (2021)

Best Streaming Original Film, in the UK: THE POWER OF THE DOG (Netflix) – 40%

The other nominees: CODA (Apple TV+), The Harder They Fall (Netflix) & The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix).

Another dominant win, beating off The Harder They Fall (20%) and Tick, Tick… Boom! (19%).

Worst Acting Performance: JARED LETO (THE HOUSE OF GUCCI) – 36%

The other nominees: Rami Malek (No Time To Die), Meryl Streep (Don’t Look Up), Chris Rock (Spiral: From the Book of Saw) & Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen).

The frontrunner all the way, Jared Leto’s OTT performance in House of Gucci wasn’t to anyone’s taste, with Ben Platt (28%) in Dear Evan Hansen and Rami Malek (20%) from No Time To Die strong runners-up.

home sweet home alone (2021)

Worst Streaming Original Film, in the UK: HOME SWEET HOME ALONE (Disney+) – 50%

The other nominees: Outside the Wire (Netflix), Red Notice (Netflix), Without Remorse (Amazon Prime Video), The Woman in the Window (Netflix) & Jolt (Amazon Prime Video).

I think most people at least wanted to watch Home Sweet Home Alone, so it was the natural choice, as most of the others were probably avoided on purpose. But there was a bit of competition from Red Notice (35%), which again makes sense because people would have been persuaded to watch due to its star-power.

Worst Film: THUNDER FORCE (Netflix) – 61%

The other nominees: The Ice Road, Infinite, Prisoners of the Ghostland, Willy’s Wonderland & Red Notice.

I’m not sure what happened here, but it seems more people than expected saw Thunder Force on Netflix and hated it. A lot more than Red Notice (6%), even.

spider-man: no way home (2021)

Best Comic-Book / Superhero Film: SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME – 32%

The other nominees: Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Suicide Squad & Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

No surprises here, really, but The Suicide Squad (28%) wasn’t far behind, then Eternals (20%) funnily enough. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (8%) actually came last!

titane (2021)

Best Horror Film: TITANE – 57%

The other nominees: Censor, Halloween Kills, Malignant, The Night House & Candyman.

A big surprise, as I would have thought a lot more people would have seen Halloween Kills (4%), Candyman (4%), or Malignant (10%) in particular. But over half of votes seemed to agree Titane scared them more.

west side story (2021)

Best Musical: WEST SIDE STORY – 26%

The other nominees: Annette, Encanto, In the Heights & Tick, Tick… Boom!

A great year for musicals, with almost an even split across every nominee, with Tick, Tick… Boom! (22%) and Encanto (18%) chasing West Side Story’s heels in particular.

Best Children’s or Animated Film: ENCANTO – 37%

The other nominees: Cruella, Luca, The Mitchells vs. The Machines & Raya and the Last Dragon.

A strong showing for Encanto, with The Mitchells vs The Machines (25%) a commendable second.

no time to die (2021)

Best Action Film: NO TIME TO DIE – 44%

The other nominees: Nobody, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Suicide Squad & Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Almost half the vote went to Bond, but Nobody (24%) and The Suicide Squad (20%) were following up the rear.

dune (2021)

Best Sci-Fi Film: DUNE – 89%

The other nominees: Free Guy, The Matrix Resurrections, Oxygen & Space Sweepers.

Well, naturally. This got almost every vote, with only a mild showing for The Matrix Resurrections (7%) and Free Guy (4%) below it.

Best Documentary Film: SUMMER OF SOUL – 41%

The other nominees: The Sparks Brothers, Val & The Velvet Underground.

A dominant win, with Val (29%) a valiant second.

don't look up (2021)

Best Comedy: DON’T LOOK UP – 33%

The other nominees: Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Bad Trip, Free Guy, Werewolves Within & The French Dispatch.

A divisive movie, but this pulled away from Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (25%) and Werewolves Within (20%) to clinch it.

Best Scene-Stealer: ANA DE ARMAS (NO TIME TO DIE) – 50%

The other nominees: Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man: No Way Home), Bradley Cooper (Licorice Pizza), Florence Pugh (Black Widow) & Tony Leung (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

Half the vote went to Ana de Armas, with Bradley Cooper in Licorice Pizza (28%) her only real rival.

the matrix resurrections (2021)

Best Belated Sequel or Reboot: THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS – 44%

The other nominees: Coming 2 America, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Mortal Kombat & Space Jam: A New Legacy.

A surprise, given how the general response was more favourable to Ghostbusters: Afterlife (38%), which did come second in the poll. But, the fourth Matrix film did seem to win favour with readers here.


The other nominees: Hutch (Nobody), Godzilla (Godzilla vs. Kong), King Kong (Godzilla vs. Kong) & James Bond (No Time To Die)

Clearly a lot of people’s favourite thing to happen at the movie was Ana de Armas shooting bad guys in Cuba, so when will she get her own action movie? Hutch from Nobody (20%) and James Bond himself (24%) were left scrabbling around for second place.

Best Trailer or Teaser: THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS – 34%

The other nominees: Godzilla vs. Kong, The Suicide Squad, Last Night in Soho & West Side Story.

A fairly equal split between Last Night in Soho (33%) and Matrix Resurrections, but the latter scraped through deservedly. How quickly people forgot the joy of that Godzilla vs Kong (4%) trailer as cinemas opened back up, eh?

Best Action Set-piece: HARVESTER RESCUE (DUNE) – 38%

The other nominees: Godzilla vs Kong vs Mechagodzilla (Godziłla vs. Kong), Bus brawl (Nobody), The Statue of Liberty group fight (Spider-Man: No Way Home), The Suicide Squad vs. Starro (The Suicide Squad) & Bond and Paloma in Cuba (No Time To Die).

Not one I agree with, as I think there was a lot more entertainment value in many of the other nominees, but never mind. ‘The Suicide Squad vs Starro’ (23%) came second, then Nobody’s (15%) gruelling bus brawl.

last night in soho (2021)

Most Undeserved Box Office Flop: LAST NIGHT IN SOHO – 30%

The other nominees: In the Heights, The Last Duel, The Suicide Squad & West Side Story.

A fair few Edgar Wright fans here, it seems, as my money was on The Last Duel (18%) or West Side Story (18%). To be fair, this category was almost a three-way tie, but Last Night in Soho was victorious.

the french dispatch (2021)

Best Film Poster: THE FRENCH DISPATCH – 41%

The other nominees: Dune, The Matrix Resurrections, Old & Spencer.

A two-way fight between this and Spencer (31%) , which came second, with none of the others getting much of a look in.

Best ‘Non-Human’ / Creature Performance: KING SHARK (THE SUICIDE SQUAD SEAN GUNN & SYLVESTER STALLONE) – 47%

The other nominees: Gabriel (Malignant), Jeff (Finch), King Kong (Godzilla vs. Kong) & The Rooster (Cry Macho).

Gabriel (23%) from Malignant was ahead for ages, but then King Shark pulled ahead and almost took half the vote. Gabriel was left with second, but there was a decent showing for Cry Macho’s Rooster (14%) in third!


The other nominees: Godzilla & Kong (Godzilla vs. Kong), The Justice League (Zack Snyder’s Justice League), Phoebe and the Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters: Afterlife), The Suicide Squad (The Suicide Squad) & The Eternals (Eternals).

Of course. Half the vote went here, but there was love for The Suicide Squad too (22%).

Best Underseen Film: THE NIGHT HOUSE – 40%

The other nominees: Nine Days, Mass, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain & Encounter.

Maybe you just hadn’t seen the others to know for sure? Haha. The Night House being more available probably helped this win over The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (25%) and Mass (25%).

Best Film Adaptation of a Game: WEREWOLVES WITHIN – 56%

The other nominees: Monster Hunter, Mortal Kombat & Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

A surprise! Most people don’t even know Werewolves Within was based on a game, so the more traditional nominees were roundly beaten. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (18%) was second, and it seems everyone hated Monster Hunter (12%) and Mortal Kombat (12%) equally.