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Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards Favor Kids Are All Right, Social Network

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 10, 2011 at 9:38AM

The Kids Are All Right landed seven awards from The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, including best original screenplay, best ensemble and best actress (Annette Bening), while The Social Network scored four, including best film, director, adapted screenplay and score. Winter's Bone collected two prizes, including best woman director (Debra Granik) and best breakthrough performance (Jennifer Lawrence); Granik also won outstanding achievement for a woman in the film industry in 2010. Black Swan earned four nods.
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The Kids Are All Right landed seven awards from The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, including best original screenplay, best ensemble and best actress (Annette Bening), while The Social Network scored four, including best film, director, adapted screenplay and score. Winter's Bone collected two prizes, including best woman director (Debra Granik) and best breakthrough performance (Jennifer Lawrence); Granik also won outstanding achievement for a woman in the film industry in 2010. Black Swan earned four nods.

The full list of awards is below.

EDA annual achievement awards:


Best Film:
The Social Network

Best Animated Film:
Toy Story 3

Best Director:
David Fincher - The Social Network

Best Screenplay, Original:
The Kids Are All Right - Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

Best Screenplay, Adapted:
The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin

Best Documentary:
Inside Job - Charles Ferguson

Best Actress:
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

Best Actor:
Colin Firth - The King’s Speech

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christian Bale - The Fighter

Best Ensemble Cast:
The Kids Are All Right

Best Editing: TIE
Black Swan - Andrew Weisblum
Inception - Lee Smith

Most Beautiful Film:
I Am Love

Best Cinematography:
Black Swan - Matthew Libatique

Best Film Music Or Score:
The Social Network - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Non-English-Language Film:
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Niels Arden Oplev, Denmark

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
Best Woman Director:
Debra Granik - Winter’s Bone

Best Woman Screenwriter:
Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right

Best Female Action Star:
Noomi Rapace - Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Animated Female:
Astrid - How To Train Your Dragon

Best Breakthrough Performance:
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter’s Bone

Women’s Image Award:
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right

Perseverance Award:
Joan Rivers

Actress Defying Age and Ageism:
Helen Mirren

Sexist Pig Award:
Mel Gibson

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry:
Debra Granik for Winter’s Bone

Lifetime Achievement Award: TIE
Claire Denis
Helen Mirren

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism: TIE

Sandra Bullock
Sean Penn

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award:
Sex and The City 2, Michael Patrick King, Sarah Jessica Parker, cast and crew

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent:
Jennifer Aniston

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t:
For Colored Girls

Unforgettable Moment Award:
Black Swan - Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) sprouts black wings and final dance performance.

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction:
The Kids Are All Right

Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:
Sex and The City 2

The Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:
Clash of the Titans

Cultural Crossover Award:
The Kids Are All Right

Bravest Performance Award:
Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award:
Solitary Man - Michael Douglas and Imogen Poots (45 years)

This article is related to: Media, Women in Film, Stuck In Love, Headliners, Franchises, Directors, Awards, Critics Groups, David Fincher, Toy Story, Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Christian Bale, Annette Bening, Critics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.