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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

AWFJ announces 2011 awards

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists — of which I am a member — today announced the winners our EDA Awards. Links below go to my reviews — reviews of some others to come.
Best Film: The Artist

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Best Screenplay, Original: Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

Best Screenplay, Adapted: (TIE)
The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Moneyball – Steven Zallian and Aaron Sorkin

Best Documentary: Buck

Best Animated Film: Rango

Best Actress: Viola Davis as Abileen in The Help

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: (TIE)
Janet McTeer as Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help

Best Actor: Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in Shame

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields in Beginners

Best Ensemble Cast: Bridesmaids

Best Editing: Hugo – Thelma Schoonmaker

Best Cinematography: The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Film Music Or Score: (TIE)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Original Score
Hanna – The Chemical Brothers, Original Score

Best Non-English-Language Film: A Separation – Ashgar Farhadi, Iran

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

Best Woman Director: Lynne Ramsey – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Woman Screenwriter: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: (TIE)
Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Saoirse Ronan as Hanna in Hanna

Best Animated Female: Isla Fisher as Beans in Rango

Best Breakthrough Performance: Elizabeth Olsen as Martha in Martha Marcy May Marlene

Female Icon Award: Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs

Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer in The Debt

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry: Jessica Chastain for performances in four highly acclaimed films

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism: Angelina Jolie for UN work and making In the Land of Blood and Honey to raise awareness about genocide.

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award: The Hollywood Reporter for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent: All actresses in New Year’s Eve

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Unforgettable Moment Award: The Artist – [the moment is a spoiler! click over to AWFJ to discover what the moment is]

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: (TIE)
Melancholia – Justine in the moonlight
Shame – opening sequence on the subway train

Sequel Or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award: The Hangover Part II

Most Egregious Love Interest Age Difference Award: (TIE)
Albert Nobbs – Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasilkowska (22)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Bella (18) and Edward (over 100)



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