The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
The Artist and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy were not eligible. Apparently they did see Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Ew @ J. Edgar over Drive.
Boston Film Critics Association winners
Best Picture: THE ARTIST (close seconds: HUGO and MARGARET)
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for HUGO. Close runner-up: THE ARTIST
Best Actor: Brad Pitt for MONEYBALL Runner-ups: 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
Best Ensemble: CARNAGE (“MARGARET was a fairly close runner-up”)
Best Screenplay: MONEYBALL
Best Use of Music: Cliff Martinez, DRIVE and Ludovic Bource, THE ARTIST (a tie) Runner up: THE DESCENDANTS
Best Editing: Christian Marclay for THE CLOCK Runner-up: HUGO.
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, THE TREE OF LIFE. Runner-up: HUGO.
Best New Filmmaker (David Brudnoy Award): Sean Durkin for MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (FINALLY!) Runner-up: J. C. Chandor for MARGIN CALL.
Best Documentary : PROJECT NIM (James Marsh, who made MAN ON WIRE). Close second: BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK.
Best Foreign Film: INCENDIES (Seriously? Both runner-ups are so much better) Runner-up: A SEPARATION and POETRY
New York Film Critics Online Winners
BEST PICTURE- The Artist
BEST DIRECTOR – MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist
BEST ACTOR- MICHAEL SHANNON for Take Shelter (runners-up: MICHAEL FASSBENDER for Shame and GARY OLDMAN for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
BEST ACTRESS- MERYL STREEP for The Iron Lady
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – ALBERT BROOKS for Drive
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS- MELISSA MCCARTHY for Bridesmaids
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST- Bridesmaids
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY– EMMANUEL LUBEZKI for The Tree of Life
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER- JESSICA CHASTAIN – The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, Coriolanus
BEST SCREENPLAY – ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON, JIM RASH for The Descendants.
BEST USE OF MUSIC – LUDOVIC BOURCE for The Artist
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR – JOE CORNISH for Attack the Block
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM– A SEPARATION
BEST DOCUMENTARY– CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE– THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
LA Film Critics Association Awards Winners (Slaying New York critics with their choices)
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.”
BEST ANIMATION: "Rango." Runner-Up: "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn."
BEST SCREENPLAY, Winner: Asghar Farhadi (!!!!!!), “A Separation.”
BEST MUSIC/SCORE, Winner: The Chemical Brothers (!!!!), “Hanna.” Runner-Up: Cliff Martinez, “Drive.”
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN, Winner: Dante Ferretti, “Hugo.” Runner-Up: Maria Djurkovic, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life.”
BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION, Winner: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, Winner: "City of Life and Death." Runner-Up: "A Separation."