Dublin Film Critics' Winners + DGA Documentary Nominees & Best Canadian Film

Dublin Film Critics: Tahar Rahim & Jennifer Lawrence top acting choices

1. A Prophet
2. Winter's Bone
3. Toy Story 3
4. The Social Network
5. Dogtooth
6. Inception
7. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives
8. The Road & Bad Lieutenant
9. Mother
10. The Illusionist /A Room and a Half / Of Gods and Men

1. Jacques Audiard, A Prophet
2. David Fincher, The Social Network
3. Werner Herzog, Bad Lieutenant
4. Christopher Nolan, Inception
5. Luca Guadagnino, I Am Love
6. Clio Barnard, The Arbor
7. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives
8. Jessica Hauser, Lourdes / Giorgos Lantimos, Dogtooth
9. Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer / Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist / Elia Suleiman, The Time That Remains / Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island
10. Warwick Thornton, Samson and Delilah / Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, A Room and a Half

1. Tahar Rahim, A Prophet
2. Colin Firth, A Single Man
3. Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
4. Ryan Reynolds, Buried
5. Viggo Mortensen, The Road
6. Nicolas Cage, Bad Lieutenant
7. Casey Affleck, The Killer Inside Me
8. Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart / Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
9. Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
10. George Clooney, Up in the Air / Ben Stiller, Greenberg

1. Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
2. Lesley Manville, Another Year
3. Tilda Swinton, I Am Love
4. Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
5. Kim Hye-ja, Mother
6. Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
7. Catalina Saavedra, The Maid
8. Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy
9. Catherine Keener, Please Give
10. Kristin Scott Thomas, Leaving

1. His & Hers
2. Savage
3. The Fading Light
4. The Pipe
5. Zonad
6. All Good Children
7. Pyjama Girls
8. Eamon
9. Foxes
10. Colony

1. His & Hers
2. Exit Through the Gift Shop
3. Restrepo
4. Catfish
5. Good Hair
6. American: The Bill Hicks Story
7. Mugabe and the White African
8. Capitalism: A Love Story/The Pipe
9. Pyjama Girls
10. Colony

Jennifer Lawrence – Winter's Bone

Ken Wardrop – His & Hers

DGA Documentary nominations

Inside Job, Charles Ferguson
Charles Ferguson's Inside Job, about the greed, corruption, and general idiocy that led to the still-lingering global financial meltdown, narrated by Matt Damon

Lixin Fan's Last Train Home, Charles Ferguson's Inside Job, Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Davis Guggenheim's Waiting for 'Superman', and Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger's Restrepo are the Directors Guild of America's nominees for the 2011 DGA Award in the Documentary Feature category.

Notably absent from the DGA Awards' shortlist are Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and Amir Bar-Lev's The Tillman Story. Last Train Home, about a Chinese peasant family's long trek home, is the only DGA nominee not found on the Academy Awards' list of documentary feature semi-finalists.

All but one of the shortlisted documentary filmmakers are first-timers. The sole exception is Alex Gibney, who was nominated for Taxi to the Dark Side in 2007, the documentary about the American military's torture practices in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo that earned Gibney an Academy Award.

The DGA Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 29, in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Complete list of nominees below:

Last Train Home
Eye Steel Film, ITVS, Canada
Council for the Arts
Zeitgeist Films
Inside Job
Representational Pictures
Sony Pictures Classics
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
ES Productions
Magnolia Pictures
Waiting for 'Superman'
Public Education LLC
Paramount Vantage
Mr. Guggenheim's Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Shari Tavey
Outpost Films
National Geographic Entertainment

Toronto Critics' Best Canadian Film: 'Incendies'

Lubna Azabal, Incendies
Lubna Azabal, Incendies

Denis Villeneuve's Incendies won the award for Best Canadian Film from the Toronto Film Critics Association earlier this evening. It was Villeneuve's second consecutive win, following his victory last year for Polytechnique.

Canada's entry for the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Incendies is based on Wajdi Mouawad's play about Quebec siblings who, after traveling to the Middle East, uncover their dying mother's disturbing past. Two days ago, Incendies was named the top Canadian film of 2010 by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

Director Bruce McDonald, whose Trigger was also up for the Best Canadian Film award, was honored with a special citation for his four 2010 releases: the aforementioned Trigger, Movie Is Broken, Hard Core Logo 2, and the documentary Music from the Big House.

Source: Toronto Star

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  1. Guy Montag

    I watched both “The Tillman Story” and “Restrepo” at the theaters. I wanted to like “Restrepo”, but it didn't move me nearly as much as “The Tillman Story” (nor was it as good a story). I'm disappointed “The Tillman Story” didn't make the cut.

    P.S. Reading Sebatian Junger's accompanying book to his movie,”War”, provides much needed context to his film.

    To fill in the details of “The Tillman Story”, I'd suggest Mary Tillman's “Boots on the Ground by Dusk” (paperback at blurb.com with preview), Jon Krakauer's “Boots on the Ground by Dusk” and his 10-15-09 Daily Beast piece “General McChrystal's Credibility Problem”, and “The [Untold] Tillman Story” at http://www.feralfirefighter.blogspot.com