Thursday, December 15, 2011

A few more Critics awards to hold you over...

I'll be posting the nominees for BFCA, SAG and the Globes in a bit...but here are some more critics awards to hold you over until then!

Phoenix Film Critics Society

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2011
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"Drive"
"The Help"
"Hugo"
"Midnight in Paris"
"Moneyball"
"My Week With Marilyn"
"Super 8"
"The Tree of Life"

BEST DIRECTOR
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Tate Taylor, "The Help"

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist
Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Elizabeth Olsen, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kenneth Branagh, "My Week with Marilyn"
Albert Brooks, "Drive"
John Hawkes, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"
Bryce Dallas Howard, "The Help"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING
"Bridesmaids"
"Contagion"
"Margin Call"
"Midnight in Paris"
"Super 8"

BEST SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL
"The Artist"
"Beginners"
"Midnight in Paris"

BEST SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION
"Descendants"
"The Help"
"Hugo"

BEST LIVE ACTION FAMILY FILM
"Dolphin Tale"
"Hugo"
"The Muppets"
"We Bought a Zoo"

THE OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR
"A Better Life"
"The Conspirator"
"Texas Killing Fields"

BEST ANIMATED FILM
"The Adventures of Tintin"
"Rango"
"Winnie the Pooh"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"Incendies"
"Point Blank"
"The Skin I Live In"

BEST DOCUMENTARY
"African Cats"
"The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"
"Page One: Inside the New York Times"
"Project Nim"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
I Believe In You, "Johnny English Reborn"
Life's a Happy Song, "The Muppets"
The Living Proof, "The Help"
Star Spangled Man, "Captain America"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
"The Artist"
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
"Moneyball"
"Super 8"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
"The Artist"
"Hugo"
"Tree of Life"

BEST FILM EDITING
"The Artist"
"Super 8"
"Tree of Life"

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
"The Artist"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"Hugo"

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
"The Artist"
"Hugo"
"Jane Eyre"

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

BEST STUNTS
"Drive"
"Fast Five"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE ON CAMERA
Elle Fanning, "Super 8"
Thomas Horn, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
Elizabeth Olsen, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

BREAKTROUGH PERFORMANCE BEHIND THE CAMERA
Sean Durkin, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Tate Taylor, "The Help"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE
Asa Butterfield, Hugo"
Joel Courtney, "Super 8"
Thomas Horn, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE
Elle Fanning, "Super 8"
Amara Miller, "The Descendants"
Chloe Grace Moretz, "Hugo"
Saoirse Ronan, "Hanna"

These guys have a lot of categories.  They really loved The Help, and yet again; it missed Ensemble, which makes zero sense here.  Fassbender continues to show up nearly everywhere, but no Swinton (substituted for Olsen here) and Hill begins to make his dent. 


Las Vegas Film Critics Society

LVFCS 2011 Top 10 List

The Artist
Hugo
Moneyball
The Descendents
Drive
The Help
50/50
Midnight in Paris
Shame
Warrior

Best Picture
“The Artist”

Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Best Actress
Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, “Drive”

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”

Best Director
Nicholas Winding Refn, “Drive”

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin, “Moneyball”

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, “Tree of Life”

Best Film Editing
Thelma Schoonmaker, “Hugo”

Best Score
Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”

Best Song
“Man or Muppet” – Written by Bret McKenzie

Best Family Film
“Hugo”

Best Documentary
“Project NIM”

Best Animated Film
“Rango”

Best Foreign Film
“13 Assassins”

Best Costume Design
Mark Bridges, “The Artist”

Best Art Direction
Gregory S. Hooper, “The Artist”

Best Visual Effects
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

Youth in Film
Asa Butterfield, “Hugo”

I really hope that Winding Refn can turn all of these critics wins into an actual nomination come Oscar time, and I called it the minute I was through with Moneyball; that screenplay is a major contender!  Other than that, we see a pattern with wins here.  The Artist continues to dominate, and Michelle Williams is heading for an Oscar!


San Diego Film Critics

BEST FILM –
DRIVE
HUGO
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
THE ARTIST*
THE TREE OF LIFE

BEST DIRECTOR –
Martin Scorsese, HUGO
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Nicolas Winding Refn, DRIVE*
Terrence Malick, THE TREE OF LIFE
Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS


BEST ACTRESS –
Brit Marling, ANOTHER EARTH*
Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
Viola Davis, THE HELP

BEST ACTOR –
Brad Pitt, MONEYBALL
Brendan Gleeson, THE GUARD
George Clooney, THE DESCENDANTS
Jean Dejardin, THE ARTIST
Michael Shannon, TAKE SHELTER*

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –
Bérénice Bejo, THE ARTIST
Carey Mulligan, SHAME
Jessica Chastain, THE HELP
Mélanie Laurent, BEGINNERS
Shailene Woodley, THE DESCENDANTS*

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –
Albert Brooks, DRIVE
Andy Serkis, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Christopher Plummer, BEGINNERS
Max von Sydow, EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Nick Nolte, WARRIOR*

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY –
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Mike Mills, BEGINNERS
Thomas McCarthy, WIN WIN
Will Reiser, 50/50
Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS*

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY –
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, THE DESCENDANTS
Hossein Amini, DRIVE
John Logan, HUGO
Steve Kloves, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2
Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, MONEYBALL*

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM –
A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN
HAPPY HAPPY
LE QUATTRO VOLTE*
OF GODS AND MEN
THE DOUBLE HOUR

BEST DOCUMENTARY –
BUCK
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
INTO THE ABYSS
PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES
PROJECT NIM*

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY –
Adam Stone, TAKE SHELTER
Emmanuel Lubezki, THE TREE OF LIFE*
Guillaume Schiffman, THE ARTIST
Newton Thomas Sigel, DRIVE
Robert Richardson, HUGO

BEST ANIMATED FILM –
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS*
HAPPY FEET TWO
KUNG FU PANDA 2
RANGO
WINNIE THE POOH

BEST EDITING –
Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, & Mark Yoshikawa, THE TREE OF LIFE
Mat Newman, DRIVE
Oliver Bugge Coutté, BEGINNERS*
Thelma Schoonmaker, HUGO

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN –
Anne Seibel, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Dante Ferretti, HUGO*
Jack Fisk, THE TREE OF LIFE
Laurence Bennett, THE ARTIST
Stuart Craig, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2

BEST SCORE –
Alexandre Desplat, EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Alexandre Desplat, HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2*
Alexandre Desplat, THE TREE OF LIFE
Howard Shore, HUGO
Ludovic Bource, THE ARTIST

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE –
CARNAGE
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2*
MARGIN CALL
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
THE HELP

The just love the editing win for Beginners here, and I wish that Laurent had won (she was AMAZING).  Another win for Refn, which I think makes a major case for his eventual nomination (he’ll never win the Oscar, but a nomination would be awesome).  The Marling win means nothing since she’s shown up nowhere else, but Shannon could be inching out Fassbender if he works hard enough (considering that Oldman isn’t making a serious dent either) and Nick Nolte is looking REALLY good for a nomination.  It may come down to Plummer, Brooks and Nolte for the win, which would be rather exciting considering that they are veteran legends who have yet to win an Oscar!

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