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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Winners


Film critics all over the world give awards to what they consider the best of the best in many film categories; in America we know that there are many groups that will name their best and today we start with the New York Film Critics Circle –the so-called harbingers of the Oscar nominations- winners that were voted, counted and published via twitter today.

At their official site news are not up yet, but soon will be here. My source of information is the NYFCC twitter official account where all morning they have been tweeting winners and these are the results.

Best Feature Film: The Artist
Best First Feature: Margin Call

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist

Best Actress: Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain in Tree of Life, The Help, and Take Shelter

Best Actor: Brad Pitt in Moneyball and Tree of Life
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks in Drive

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Tree of Life
Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorking for Moneyball

Best Nonfiction Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Special Award to be given posthumously to filmmaker Raoul Ruiz.

Not much to say as for a change I agree with the above winners as even if haven’t seen The Artist absolutely is must be seen for me; Margin Call is a highly entertaining movie with great performances by a great cast and a not-too-new story told in a way that makes it exciting to watch; I’m speculating that Jessica Chastain will get an Oscar nod in the supporting category; last haven’t seen Moneyball but because story I imagine will be a highly “emotional” American entertaining movie and well, I know that this year Oscar could be between George, Leonardo or Brad (lol!) so I suppose is okay the Circle honors Pitt, still hope that great non-American actors get Oscar nods.

Can’t help but remind you all that last year Critics, Audiences, and Industry Peers didn’t matched in their selections as best of the best, so this year let’s see what happens. But I hope that critics are able to “close” the gap between them and audiences plus Industry members.

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