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Women's Film Critics Circle Award Winners

Awards
by Melissa Silverstein
December 21, 2011 10:30 AM
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I love the diversity of categories.  But where is the best woman director? UPDATE- the best womena director is the director of the best movie by women.  I think we name the women because people need to know their names in the same way that guys names are known.

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN: TIE*
   The Iron Lady - Phyllida Lloyd
   We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsay

   BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN:
   The Help

BEST STORYTELLER:
   The Iron Lady: Abi Morgan

   BEST ACTRESS:
   Viola Davis: The Help
 
  

BEST ACTOR:
   George Clooney: The Descendants

   BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS:
   Melissa McCarthy: Bridesmaids

   BEST YOUNG ACTRESS:
   Shailene Woodley: The Descendants

   BEST FOREIGN FILM:
   The Hedgehog

  

BEST FEMALE IMAGES:
   The Whistleblower

   WORST FEMALE IMAGES:
   Melancholia

   BEST MALE IMAGES:
   The Descendants

   WORST MALE IMAGES:
   Hangover 2    

   BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT WOMEN:
   Semper Fi: Always Faithful

   BEST FAMILY FILM:
   Hugo

   BEST ANIMATED FEMALES
   Puss 'N Boots

   BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES:
   The Debt
   
   COURAGE IN ACTING:
   Glenn Close: Albert Nobbs

   THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD: Tie*
   Hiam Abbass: Miral
   Michelle Williams: Meek's Cutoff

   BEST UNRELEASED MOVIE:
   Miss Representation

   WOMEN'S WORK: BEST FEMALE ENSEMBLE:
   The Help
   
   BEST SCREEN COUPLE:
   The Artist: Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin

   LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Tie*
   Kathy Bates
   Cicely Tyson

   ACTING AND ACTIVISM AWARD:
   Elizabeth Taylor

   ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD (For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)
   The Whistleblower

   JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD (For best expressing the woman of color experience in America)
   The Help

   KAREN MORLEY AWARD (For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search   for identity)
   Albert Nobbs

   MOMMIE DEAREST WORST SCREEN MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD
   Judi Dench: J. Edgar

The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of 57 women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, radio, online and TV broadcast media. They came together in 2004 to form the first women critics’ organization in the United States, in the belief that women’s perspectives and voices in film criticism need to be recognized fully. WFCC also prides itself on being the most culturally and racially diverse critics group in the country by far, and best reflecting the diversity of movie audiences.
      
 

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4 Comments

  • Maureen | December 23, 2011 5:02 PMReply

    I love this blog. Thanks for naming things that don't get named.

  • Michelle | December 23, 2011 4:10 PMReply

    Hey check out (and like) the awesome video interview with the talented actress Tilda Swinton, who currently stars in the movie "We Need to Talk about Kevin" at: http://culturecatch.com/vidcast/tilda-swinton

  • Maureen | December 23, 2011 5:07 PM

    I read Lionel Shrivers' We need to Talk about Kevin for a book group last year. It's a book I never would have chosen to read. I was blown away by her writing style, characters & plot. Can't wait to see what Lynne Ramsey does with it-- she's a director whose time has come. And with Tilda Swinton in a lead role...great pick.

  • Pat | December 21, 2011 8:32 PMReply

    Love the different categories. Courage in Acting. Brilliant.

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