BIG DAY!!

Sunday was a big day for critic awards winners and nomination announcements. We are really getting a feel now for the movies that have the momentum to them to The Academy Awards. Here are all of the announcements from Sunday:

Boston Film Critics Association Awards Winners
Best Picture: THE ARTIST
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for HUGO.
Best Actor: Brad Pitt for MONEYBALL Runners up: George Clooney for THE DESCENDANTS, Michael Fassbender for SHAME
Best Actress (another competitive one!): Michelle Williams for MY WEEK WITH MARILYN.
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for DRIVE
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy for BRIDESMAIDS. Jeannie Berlin: close second for MARGARET


New York Online Film Critics
BEST PICTURE: THE ARTIST
BEST DIRECTOR – MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist

BEST ACTOR – MICHAEL SHANNON for Take Shelter
BEST ACTRESS – MERYL STREEP for “The Iron Lady”
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST – BRIDESMAIDS


AFI Top 10
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
J. Edgar
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse
Bridesmaids


LA Film Critics Awards
BEST PICTURE, Winner: The Descendants. Runner-Up: The Tree of Life.
BEST DIRECTOR, Winner: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life. Runner-Up: Martin Scorsese, Hugo.
BEST ACTOR, Winner: Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class. Runner-Up:  Michael Shannon, Take Shelter.
BEST ACTRESS, Winner: Yun Jung-hee, Poetry. Runner-Up: Kirsten Dunst,  Melancholia.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Winner: Jessica Chastain, Coriolanus, The Debt, The Help,“Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, Tree of Life  Runner-Up: Janet McTeer,  Albert Nobbs.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, Winner: Christopher Plummer, Beginners. Runner-Up: Patton Oswalt,  Young Adult.

Detroit Film Critic Nominees

  BEST PICTURE
  THE ARTIST
  THE DESCENDANTS
   HUGO
   TAKE SHELTER
   THE TREE OF LIFE

   BEST DIRECTOR
   MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS – THE ARTIST
   TERRENCE MALICK – THE TREE OF LIFE
   JEFF NICHOLS – TAKE SHELTER
   MARTIN SCORSESE– HUGO
   NICHOLAS WINDING REFN – DRIVE

   BEST ACTOR
   GEORGE CLOONEY– THE DESCENDANTS
   JEAN DUJARDIN – THE ARTIST
   MICHAEL FASSBENDER – SHAME
   BRAD PITT – MONEYBALL
   MICHAEL SHANNON – TAKE SHELTER

BEST ACTRESS
VIOLA DAVIS – THE HELP
FELICITY JONES – LIKE CRAZY
MERYL STREEP – THE IRON LADY
CHARLIZE THERON – YOUNG ADULT
MICHELLE WILLIAMS – MY WEEK WITH MARILYN


San Francisco Film Critics Winners

Best Picture
The Tree of Life
Best Director
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Best Original Screenplay
J.C. Chandor, “Margin Call”
Best Adapted Screenplay
Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Best Actor
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”                                                         
Best Actress
Tilda Swinton“We Need to Talk About Kevin”
 Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks“Drive”
Best Supporting Actress
Vanessa Redgrave“Coriolanus”

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