Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Awards Watch - Gotham/NYFCC/AACTA/Independent Spirit Awards

Winners: Gotham Awards

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life and Mike Mills' Beginners tie for Best Feature Film. The Best Ensemble went to the Beginners trio of Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent and Christopher Plummer. Charlize Theron, Gary Oldman and David Cronenberg were presented with career tributes.

Winners: New York Film Critic Circle Awards (NYFCC)

Best Film: The Artist
Best Director: Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Actor: Brad Pitt (Moneyball and The Tree of Life)
Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter and The Tree of Life)
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive)
Best Screenplay: Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball)
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Tree of Life)
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Non-Fiction Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best First Film: Margin Call by J.C. Chandor

Nominees: Independent Spirit Awards

Take Shelter and The Artist are the films that received the most nominations. The two will compete against 50/50, Beginners, Drive and The Descendants for Best Feature. The nominees of the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards were picked by Film Independent, which members include acclaimed filmmakers and movie fans. Movies, to be nomination, must cost less than $20 Million to produce and have uniqueness of vision and material. The Winners will be announced during an afternoon ceremony on February 25, 2012.

Best Feature

Listed above.

Best Director

Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Mike Mills (Beginners)
Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive)

Best Screenplay

Joseph Cedar (Footnote)
Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Tom McCarthy (Win Win)
Mike Mills (Beginners)
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)

Best First Feature

Another Earth
In the Family
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Natural Selection

Best First Screenplay

Mike Cahill, Brit Marling (Another Earth)
J.C. Chandor (Margin Call)
Patrick deWitt (Terri)
Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids)
Will Reiser (50/50)

John Cassavetes Award

Hello Lonesome
The Dynamiter

Best Female Lead

Lauren Ambrose (Think of Me)
Rachael Harris (Natural Selection)
Adepero Oduye (Pariah)
Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Best Male Lead

Demian Bichir (A Better Life)
Jean Dujardinis (The Artist)
Ryan Gosling (Drive)
Woody Harrelson (Rampart)
Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)

Best Supporting Female

Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter)
Anjelica Huston (50/50)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Harmony Santana (Gun Hill Road)
Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

Best Supporting Male

Albert Brooks (Drive)
John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
John C. Reilly (Cedar Rapids)
Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris)

Best Cinematography

The Off Hours
Midnight in Paris
The Artist
The Dynamiter

Best Documentary

An African Election
Bill Cunningham New York
The Interrupters
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
We Were Here

Best International Film 

A Separation
The Kid With A Bike

Nominees: The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards

The nominees for the Samsung AACTA Awards were announced today for the January 2012 ceremony. The Eye of the Storm (12 nominations), The Hunter (13 nominations), Mad Bastards (4 nominations), Oranges and Sunshine (7 nominations), Red Dog (8 nominations) and Snowtown (10 nominations) were nominated for Best Film.

For a full list of nominees check out the listing at The Reel Bits

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