Friday, December 23, 2011

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Nominees

As Sasha Stone from Awards Daily pointed out, there is not one female nominee for Best Director (although there is a separate category for women). I do like some of their Female-centric categories. They are wildly interesting and show off the range and complexity of female entertainers and female story-lines. Check out the nominees below:
Best Film:
  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Hugo
  • Melancholia
  • Midnight in Paris
Best Director:
  • Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
  • Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
  • Terrence Malick - Tree of Life
  • Alexander Payne - The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Best Screenplay, Original
  • The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
  • Beginners - Mike Mills
  • Bridesmaids - Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo
  • Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen
  • Win Win - Thomas McCarthy
Best Screenplay, Adapted
  • The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
  • Hugo - John Logan
  • Moneyball - Steven Zallian and Aaron Sorkin
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsey and Rory Kinnear
Best Documentary
  • Bill Cunningham New York
  • Buck
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • The Interrupters
  • Pina
  • Project Nim
Best Animated Film
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango
  • Tintin
Best Actress
  • Viola Davis - Abileen Clark in The Help
  • Kirsten Dunst - Justine in Melancholia
  • Meryl Streep - Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton - Eva Khatchadourian in We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Michelle Williams - Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Bernice Bejo - Peppy Miller in The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain - Celia Foote in The Help
  • Janet McTeer - Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs
  • Carey Mulligan - Sissy Sullivan in Shame
  • Octavia Spencer - Minny Jackson in The Help
Best Actor
  • George Clooney - Matt King in The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin - George Valentin in The Artist
  • Michael Fassbinder - Brandon Sullivan in Shame
  • Brad Pitt - Billy Beane in Moneyball
  • Michael Shannon - Curtis in Take Shelter
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Kenneth Brannagh - Sir Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn
  • Albert Brooks - Bernie Rose in Drive
  • Christopher Plummer - Hal Fields in Beginnings
  • Alan Rickman - Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
  • Andy Serkis - in Planet of the Apes
Best Ensemble Cast
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Margin Call
  • Midnight In Paris
Best Editing:
  • The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
  • Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Tree of Life - Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa
  • War Horse - Michael Kahn
Best Cinematography:
  • The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman
  • Hugo - Robert Richardson
  • Melancholia - Manuel Alberto Claro
  • Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Warhorse - Janusz Kaminski
Best Film Music Or Score :
  • The Artist - Ludovic Bource, Original Score
  • Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Original Score
  • Hannah - The Chemical Brothers, Original Score
Best Non-English-Language Film:
  • Le Havre - Aki Kaurismaki, Finland/France
  • Pina - Wim Wenders, Germany
  • A Separation - Ashgar FarhadI, Iran
  • The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodovar, Spain
  • Trollhunter - André Øvredal, Norway
Best Woman Director
  • Lynne Ramsey - We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Dee Rees - Pariah
  • Vera Farmiga - Higher Ground
  • Kelly Reichardt - Meek’s Cutoff
  • Jennifer Yuh - Kung Fu Panda
Best Woman Screenwriter
  • Diablo Cody - Young Adult
  • Abi Morgan - The Iron Lady
  • Lynne Ramsey and Rory Kinnear - We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Dee Rees - Pariah
  • Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo - Bridesmaids
Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star
  • Rooney Mara — Lisbeth Salander in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Helen Mirren - Rachel Singer in The Debt
  • Paula Patton - Jane in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  • Saoirse Ronan - Hanna in Hanna
  • Zoe Saldana - Cataleya in Colombiana
Best Animated Female
  • Emily Blunt as Juliet in Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Isla Fisher as Beans in Rango
  • Anne Hathaway as Jewel in Rio
  • Salma Hayak as Kitty Softpaws in Puss in Boots
  • Angelina Jolie - Tigress in Kung Fu Panda
Best Breakthrough Performance
  • Jessica Chastain as Mrs. O’Brien in Tree of Life
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, Marcy May and Marlene in Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Adepero Oduye as Alike in Pariah
  • Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Shailene Woodley as Alexandra King in The Descendants
Female Icon Award
  • Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis as Abileen Clark in The Help
  • Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
  • Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs
  • Judi Dench as Anna Marie Hoover in J. Edgar Hoover
  • Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer in The Debt
  • Vanessa Redgrave as Volumnia in Coriolanus
  • Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry:
  • Jessica Chastain for performances in four highly acclaimed films
  • Thelma Schoonmaker for editing Hugo
  • Stacey Snider for helming Dreamworks
  • Kristin Wiig for Bridesmaids
AWFJ Award Humanitarian Activism
  • Sandra Bullock for tsunami relief
  • Elaine Hendrix for Animal Rescue Corps and In Defense of Animals
  • Angelina Jolie for UN work and making In The Land of Milk and Blood to raise awareness about genocide.
  • Elizabeth Taylor for her work with AIDS
  • Olivia Wilde for relief work in Haiti

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
  • The Hollywood Reporter for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable
  • I Melt With You, production and cast
  • Jack and Jill, production and cast
  • Something Borrowed, production and cast
  • Sucker Punch, production and cast
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Kate Hudson
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • All actresses in New Year’s Eve
Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t:
  • Drive
  • The Future
  • Sucker Punch
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Young Adult
Unforgettable Moment Award:
  • The Artist - The sound of glass clinking on the table
  • Drive - The elevator scene
  • Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Lisbeth’s revenge
  • The Help - The pie scene
  • Shame - Carey Mulligan singing New York, New York
Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction:
  • A Dangerous Method - Carl Jung spanks Sabina Speilrein
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — Lisbeth mounts Mikael
  • Melancholia - Justine in the moonlight
  • Shame - Opening sequence on the subway train
  • Shame - Brandon with co-worker
Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:
  • Arthur
  • Cars 2
  • Hangover Part II
  • Hoodwinked 2
  • Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
Most Egregious Age Difference:
  • Albert Nobbs - Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasikowska (22)
  • Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Daniel Craig (43) and Rooney Mara (26)
  • Midnight in Paris - Owen Wilson (43) and Léa Seydoux (26)
  • Sleeping Beauty - Emily Browning (23) and Man 1 (Peter Carroll, 1968), Man 2 (Chris Haywood, 63) and Man 3 (Hugh Keays-Byrne, 64)
  • Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - Bella (18) and Edward (over 100)

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