Monday, December 26, 2011

15th Annual Online Film Critics Society Nominations

The Tree of Life led the 15th annual Online Film Critics Society nominations today with seven mentions, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay,  Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), and Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain).

Brad Pitt and Laramie Eppler in the Tree of Life.
PHOTO BY: MERIE WALLACE TM, © 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
The group, of which I am a voting member, will announce the winners on Monday, January 2nd. Here is the full list of nominations:

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
Hugo
The Tree of Life


Best Animated Feature:
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Rango
Winnie the Pooh


Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Lars von Trier - Melancholia

Best Lead Actor:
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
Michael Shannon - Take Shelter

Best Lead Actress:
Kirsten Dunst - Melancholia
Elizabeth Olsen - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:
Albert Brooks - Drive
John Hawkes - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Brad Pitt - The Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Chastain - The Tree of Life
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Carey Mulligan - Shame
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay:
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Midnight in Paris
A Separation
The Tree of Life
Win Win


Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants
Drive
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin


Best Editing:
Drive
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life
We Need to Talk About Kevin


Best Cinematography:
The Artist
Drive
Hugo
Melancholia
The Tree of Life


Best Film Not in the English Language:
13 Assassins
Certified Copy
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives


Best Documentary:
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Interrupters
Into the Abyss
Project Nim
Tabloid


Special Awards
To Jessica Chastain, the breakout performer of the year
To Martin Scorsese in honor of his work and dedication to the pursuit of film preservation

1 comment:

Sam Juliano said...

Excellent choices from your organization here Matthew!!!

My own tentative 2011 list is as follows:

1. The Tree of Life
2. War Horse
3. Mysteries of Lisbon
4. A Separation
5. Melancholia
6. Hugo
7. Tomboy
8. Of Gods and Men
9. Poetry
10.Margaret
11.Jane Eyre
12. Shame
13. Win Win
14. Pina
15. Incendies
16. Certified Copy
17. Drive
18. Coriolanus
19. The Artist
20. A Dangerous Method
21. The Mill and the Cross
22. Le Quattro Volte
23. The Descendants
24. Like Crazy
25. Honey

STILL IN CONTENTION: Confessions, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Winter in Wartime, Cedar Rapids, Weekend, The Conspirator, The Princess of Montpensier, To Hell and Back, The City of Life and Death, United Red Army

-Sam