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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2010 EDA Awards nominees

The AWFJ is one of the critics’ groups I belong to; my input helped determine these nominees, and I will vote in the final balloting to narrow it down to the winners. I still have to watch a few of these nominees…

Winners will be announced on January 10, 2011.

The nominees for the 2010 AWFJ EDA Awards are (after the jump):
BEST FILM:
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Winter’s Bone

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

BEST DIRECTOR:
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
David Fincher – The Social Network
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Debra Granik – Winter’s Bone
Christopher Nolan – Inception

BEST SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL:
Another Year – Mike Leigh
Black Swan – Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John J. McLaughlin
Inception – Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech – David Seidler

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED:
127 Hours – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
Rabbit Hole – David Lindsay-Abaire
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
True Grit – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

BEST DOCUMENTARY:
Exit Through The Gift Shop – Banksy
Inside Job – Charles Ferguson
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work – Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg
Restrepo – Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
The Tillman Story – Amir Bar-Lev
Waiting For Superman – Davis Guggenheim

BEST ACTRESS:
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Lesley Manville – Another Year
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham-Carter – The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

BEST ACTOR:
Javier Bardem – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Christian Bale – The Fighter
Matt Damon – True Grit
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST:
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Winter’s Bone

BEST EDITING:
127 Hours – Jon Harris
Black Swan – Andrew Weisblum
Inception – Lee Smith
Shutter Island – Thelma Schoonmaker
The Social Network – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

MOST BEAUTIFUL FILM:
Black Swan
I Am Love
Inception
Never Let Me Go
True Grit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Black Swan – Matthew Libatique
Inception – Wally Pfister
The Social Network – Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit – Roger Deakins
Winter’s Bone – Michael McDonough

BEST FILM MUSIC OR SCORE:
127 Hours – A.R. Rahman
Black Swan – Clint Mansell
Inception – Hans Zimmer
The Social Network – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
True Grit – Carter Burwell

BEST NON-ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FILM:
Applause – Martin Zandvliet, Denmark
Biutiful – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico/Spain
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Niels Arden Oplev, Denmark
I Am Love – Luca Guadagnino, Italy
Mother – Joon-ho Bong, South Korea
A Prophet – Jacques Audiard, France/Italy

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

BEST WOMAN DIRECTOR:
Andrea Arnold – Fish Tank
Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
Sofia Coppola – Somewhere
Debra Granik – Winter’s Bone
Nicole Holofcener – Please Give

BEST WOMAN SCREENWRITER:
Andrea Arnold – Fish Tank
Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
Sofia Coppola – Somewhere
Debra Granik – Winter’s Bone
Nicole Holofcener – Please Give
Laeta Kalogridis – Shutter Island

BEST FEMALE ACTION STAR:
Angelina Jolie – Salt
Helen Mirren – Red
Chloe Moretz – Kick-Ass
Noomi Rapace – Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld – Ture Grit

BEST ANIMATED FEMALE:
Astrid – How To Train Your Dragon
Barbie – Toy Story 3
Jessie – Toy Story 3
Margo, Edith and Agnes – Despicable Me
Mother Gothel – Tangled
Rapunzel – Tangled

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE:
Lena Dunham – Tiny Furniture
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Chloe Moretz – Kick-Ass
Noomi Rapace – Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

WOMEN’S IMAGE AWARD
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Sally Hawkins – Made In Dagenham
Helen Mirren – Red
Noomi Rapace – Girl With The Dragon Tatoo
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

PERSEVERANCE AWARD:
Cher
Lisa Cholodenko
Melissa Leo
Joan Rivers
Winona Ryder

ACTRESS DEFYING AGE AND AGEISM:
Annette Bening
Patricia Clarkson
Melissa Leo
Helen Mirren
Julianne Moore

SEXIST PIG AWARD:
Michael Bay
Mel Gibson
Michael Patrick King
Michael Winterbottom
Mark Zuckerberg (the character in The Social Network)

THIS YEAR’S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY A WOMAN IN THE FILM INDUSTRY:
Lisa Cholodenko for The Kids Are All Right
Lena Dunham for Tiny Furniture
Debra Granik for Winter’s Bone
Tanya Hamilton for Night Catches Us
Helen Mirren for opening five movies in the US

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Annette Bening
Ruby Dee
Claire Denis
Helen Mirren
Julie Taymor

AWFJ AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTIVISM:
Sandra Bullock
Angelina Jolie
Sean Penn
Oprah Winfrey

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

AWFJ HALL OF SHAME AWARD:
Jackass 3D
Jonah Hex
Mel Gibson
Sex and The City 2, Michael Patrick King, Sarah Jessica Parker, cast and crew
Valentine’s Day and Garry Marshall

ACTRESS MOST IN NEED OF A NEW AGENT:
Jennifer Aniston
Halle Berry
Katherine Heigl
Sarah Jessica Parker
Reese Witherspoon

MOVIE YOU WANTED TO LOVE BUT JUST COULDN‘T:
Black Swan
Conviction
For Colored Girls
Inception
The Social Network
Waiting For Superman

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT AWARD:
127 Hours – Aron Ralston (James Franco) cuts off his arm.
Black Swan – Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) sprouts black wings and final dance performance.
Inception – Paris folds in on itself
The Kids Are All Right – Nic (Annette Bening) finds out that Jules (Julianne Moore) is cheating.
Winter’s Bone – Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) cuts off her dead father’s hands with a chain saw.

BEST DEPICTION OF NUDITY, SEXUALITY, OR SEDUCTION:
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
I Am Love
The Kids Are All Right

SEQUEL THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN MADE AWARD:
Iron Man 2
Little Fockers
Sex and The City 2
TRON: Legacy
Wall Street 2

THE REMAKE THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN MADE AWARD:
A-Team
Clash of the Titans
Death At a Funeral
Let Me In
Robin Hood

CULTURAL CROSSOVER AWARD:
Four Lions
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Kids Are All Right
Mother
Waste Land

BRAVEST PERFORMANCE AWARD:
Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right
James Franco in 127 Hours
Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass
Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Paprika Steen in Applause

MOST EGREGIOUS AGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LEADING MAN AND THE LOVE INTEREST AWARD:
Barney’s Version – Paul Giamatti and Rosamund Pike (12 years)
Company Men – Tommy Lee Jones and Maria Bello (21 years)
Machete – Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba (37 years)
Solitary Man – Michael Douglas and Imogen Poots (45 years)
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger – Anthony Hopkins and Lucy Punch (40 years)

(Please use the tag links below or the search box at the top of the page to find my reviews of these films.)



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