Home Movie Awards NSFC Surprises: Lars von Trier + Kirsten Dunst + Brad Pitt

Shahab Hosseini in Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation

The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), among whose members are the majority of the United States’ most influential and respected film commentators, has – as usual – taken a (mostly) different route than your average US-based critics’ group. For every The Social Network or The Hurt Locker there’s a Mulholland Dr. or a Yi Yi.

This year, the NSFC scribes selected Lars von Trier’s Melancholia as 2011’s Best Film. The apocalyptic family drama also earned Kirsten Dunst the critics’ Best Actress citation. Curiously, von Trier came up in third for Best Director, while his screenplay failed to be included among the NSFC’s top three choices. Manuel Alberto Claro, I should add, was the runner-up in the Best Cinematography category. (See further below the full list of National Film Critics Society 2011 winners.)

Last December, Melancholia was the European Film Awards’ Best Film. Last spring, Dunst was the Best Actress winner at the Cannes Film Festival.

The NSFC’s Best Director was Terrence Malick for his Palme d’Or-winning family drama The Tree of Life, which also happened to be the critics’ Best Picture runner-up. In addition, The Tree of Life won for Best Cinematography (critics’ fave Emmanuel Lubezki) and helped to earn Brad Pitt a Best Actor citation – also for Bennett Miller’s Moneyball. Much like Melancholia, The Tree of Life failed to be placed among the top three screenplays of 2011.

The Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress citations were more “predictable,” in that they matched the selections of most North American critics’ groups: respectively, Albert Brooks for Nicolas Winding Refn’s thriller Drive, and Jessica Chastain for The Tree of Life, Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter, and Tate Taylor’s The Help.

Now, the truly surprising inclusion – in any of the four acting categories – was Best Supporting Actress runner-up Jeannie Berlin for Kenneth Lonergan’s little-seen but much-admired Margaret. Berlin, a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee back in 1972 for The Heartbreak Kid, hadn’t been mentioned at all this awards season. Even Poetry‘s Yun Jung-hee, the Best Actress runner-up, had already been cited by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The Best Screenplay Award went – for the second time this awards season – to Asghar Farhadi for the Berlin Film Festival winner A Separation. (As mentioned by a commenter below, A Separation was the Los Angeles Critics’ Best Screenplay pick as well.) Farhadi’s Iranian family drama was also cited as the year’s Best Foreign Language Film, in addition to landing in third place for Best Film. Farhadi, however, was not listed among the year’s top three directors. Malick was followed by Hugo‘s Martin Scorsese and Melancholia‘s von Trier.

The Best Foreign Language Film runners-up were the recently deceased Raoul Ruiz’s period epic Mysteries of Lisbon and Aki Kaurismäki’s immigration drama Le Havre.

Werner Herzog showed up twice in the Best Documentary category: Cave of Forgotten Dreams was no. 1 and Into the Abyss no. 3. In second place was Steve James’ The Interrupters. None of the three films is in the running for this year’s Academy Awards.

Shahab Hosseini/A Separation photo: Habib Madjidi / Sony Pictures Classics

Two interesting omissions from the NSFC roster: critics’ fave Michelle Williams (for portraying Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn) and George Clooney (for his stressed out father in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants) weren’t among the critics’ top three actresses/actors. Dunst and Yun were followed by New York Film Critics winner Meryl Streep for her Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady; Brad Pitt was followed by Gary Oldman in Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Jean Dujardin in Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist. Dujardin, in fact, was The Artist‘s sole representative in the NSFC 2011 roster.

For the record the other runners-up were Christopher Plummer (Mike Mills’ Beginners) and Patton Oswalt (Jason Reitman’s Young Adult) for Best Supporting Actor; Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) was no. 3 for Best Supporting Actress; Hugo (Robert Richardson) was no. 3 for Best Cinematography; and Moneyball (Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin) and Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen) were the Best Screenplay runners-up.

Also, Ken Jacobs was cited for the experimental feature Seeking the Monkey King, which is so experimental it’s not even listed on the IMDb. In Jacobs’ own words, the 40-minute Seeking the Monkey King “could have well been called Kicking and Screaming but that only describes me in the process of making it, questioning its taste. Once the message kicked in it overrode all objection. … Determining a place between two and three dimensions, pushing time to take on substance, is what I do. Seeking the Monkey King is a reversion to my mid-twenties and that sense of horror that drove the making of Star Spangled to Death.”

And finally, the National Society of Film Critics gave Film Heritage citations to the following:

  • BAMcinématek for its Vincente Minnelli retrospective (from Cabin in the Sky, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Tea and Sympathy to The Sandpiper, On a Clear Day You See Forever, and A Matter of Time);
  • Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema, and the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema for the restoration of the color version of Georges Méliès’ 1902 short A Trip to the Moon;
  • The New York Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective of Weimar Cinema, which included E.A. Dupont’s Variety, Richard Oswald’s Different from the Others, Robert Siodmak’s People on Sunday, and Paul Leni’s Waxworks;
  • Flicker Alley for “Landmarks of Early Soviet Film,” which features Sergei Eisenstein’s Old and New (1929), Dziga Vertov’s Stride, Soviet (1926), Victor Turin’s Turksib (1930), Esther Shub’s The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927), Boris Barnet’s The House on Trubnaya (1928), Lev Kuleshov’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924) and By the Law (1926), Mikhail Kalatozov’s Salt for Svanetia;
  • The Criterion Collection on for its 2-disc Jean Vigo DVD package (L’Atalante, Zéro de conduite, À propos de Nice).

Ken Jacobs’ quote via Film Society Lincoln Center.

A Trip to the Moon image: Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema, the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema

BEST PICTURE
1. Melancholia - 29 (Lars von Trier)
2. The Tree of Life - 28 (Terrence Malick)
3. A Separation - 20 (Asghar Farhadi)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
1. A Separation - 67 (Asghar Farhadi)
2. Mysteries of Lisbon - 28 (Raoul Ruiz)
3. Le Havre - 22 (Aki Kaurismäki)

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Terrence Malick - 31 (The Tree of Life)
2. Martin Scorsese - 29 (Hugo)
3. Lars von Trier - 23 (Melancholia)

BEST ACTOR
1. Brad Pitt - 35 (Moneyball, The Tree of Life)
2. Gary Oldman - 22 (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
3. Jean Dujardin - 19 (The Artist)

BEST ACTRESS
1. Kirsten Dunst - 39 (Melancholia)
2. Yun Jung-hee - 25 (Poetry)
3. Meryl Streep - 20 (The Iron Lady)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Albert Brooks - 38 (Drive)
2. Christopher Plummer - 24 (Beginners)
3. Patton Oswalt - 19 (Young Adult)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Jessica Chastain - 30 (The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, The Help)
2. Jeannie Berlin - 19 (Margaret)
3. Shailene Woodley - 17 (The Descendants)

BEST NONFICTION
1. Cave of Forgotten Dreams - 35 (Werner Herzog)
2. The Interrupters - 26 (Steve James)
3. Into the Abyss - 18 (Werner Herzog)

BEST SCREENPLAY
1. A Separation - 39 (Asghar Farhadi)
2. Moneyball - 22 (Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin)
3. Midnight in Paris - 16 (Woody Allen)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Tree of Life - 76 (Emmanuel Lubezki)
2. Melancholia - 41 (Manuel Alberto Claro)
3. Hugo - 33 (Robert Richardson)

EXPERIMENTAL
Ken Jacobs, for Seeking the Monkey King

FILM HERITAGE

  • BAMcinématek for its complete Vincente Minnelli retrospective with all titles shown on 16mm or 35mm film.
  • Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema for the restoration of the color version of Georges Mélièss’ A Trip to the Moon.
  • New York’s Museum of Modern Art for its extensive retrospective of Weimar Cinema.
  • Flicker Alley for their box set “Landmarks of Early Soviet Film.”
  • The Criterion Collection for its 2-disc DVD package “The Complete Jean Vigo.”

Kirsten Dunst/Alexander Skarsgård/Kiefer Sutherland/Charlotte Gainsbourg/Melancholia photo: Christian Geisnaes / Magnolia Pictures.

‘Hugo’ & ‘The Artist’: American Cinematographers Nominations

Guillaume Schiffman, AFC (The Artist), Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Robert Richardson, ASC (Hugo), Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Tree of Life) are the five nominees for the 2012 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards, now in their 26th year. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards ceremony at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom on February 12.

Glaringly absent from the shortlist is Janusz Kaminski’s work on War Horse, the Steven Spielberg World War I drama that has been performing well enough at the domestic box office, but that has been – surprisingly – generally bypassed by the various guilds. Kaminski’s absence from the ASC Awards’ roster is particularly surprising because his work on War Horse has been widely praised, and he has already been nominated four times in the past. Three of those were for his work on Spielberg movies: Schindler’s List (1993), Amistad (1997), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). His fourth nod was for Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).

Now, back to the nominees: Guillaume Schiffman, who had previously collaborated with director Michel Hazanavicius and star Jean Dujardin in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and OSS 117: Lost in Rio, and Hoyte van Hoytema, who had previously collaborated with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘s Tomas Alfredson in the critically acclaimed vampire movie Let the Right One In, are both first-timers. Jeff Cronenweth, received his first nod last year, for his work on David Fincher’s The Social Network. Fincher, of course, is also the director of this year’s entry The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.)

Robert Richardson’s nomination for Martin Scorsese’s period adventure fantasy Hugo is his 10th. Richardson was previously shortlisted for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009), Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd (2006), Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004), Scott Hicks’ Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer (1998), Oliver Stone’s Heaven & Earth (1993), Rob Reiner’s A Few Good Men (1992), and two more Oliver Stone movies, JFK (1991), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Although he has already won two Oscars (JFK, The Aviator), Richardson has never won an ASC Award. That makes him this year’s front-runner.

Emmanuel Lubezki, this year’s critical favorite for his work on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, won the ASC Award in 2007 for Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men. Lubezki was also nominated for Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Last year’s ASC Award and Academy Award winner was Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC, for his work on Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

Hugo pic: Jaap Buitendijk / GK Films

‘Transformers 3’ & ‘Harry Potter’: Visual Effects Society Nominations

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

Captain America: The First Avenger
Charlie Noble
Mark Soper
Christopher Townsend
Edson Williams

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Tim Burke
Emma Norton
John Richardson
David Vickery

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Gary Brozenich
David Conley
Charlie Gibson
Ben Snow

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Dan Lemmon
Joe Letteri
Cyndi Ochs
Kurt Williams

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Scott Benza
Wayne Billheimer
Matthew Butler
Scott Farrar

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

Anonymous
Andre Cantarel
Volker Engel
Rony Soussan
Marc Weigert

Hugo
Ben Grossmann
Alex Henning
Rob Legato
Karen Murphy

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Laya Armian
Chas Jarrett
Seth Maury
Sirio Quintavalle

Source Code
Annie Godin
Louis Morin

War Horse
Duncan Burbidge
Ben Morris
Mike Mulholland
Chris Zeh

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Arthur Christmas
Doug Ikeler
Chris Juen
Alan Short
Mandy Tankenson

Kung Fu Panda 2
Melissa Cobb
Alex Parkinson
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Raymond Zibach

Puss in Boots
Joe Aguilar
Guillaume Aretos
Ken Bielenberg
Chris Miller

Rango
Tim Alexander
Hal Hickel
Jacqui Lopez
Katie Lynch

The Adventures of Tintin
Jamie Beard
Joe Letteri
Meredith Meyer-Nichols
Eileen Moran

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special

Finding Life Beyond Earth
Simon Clarke
Hasraf Dulull
Vikas Gandhi
Francisco Lima

Gettysburg
J. David Everhart
Kent Johnson
Jon Rhinehardt
Jon Rosenthal

Inside the Human Body
Phil Dobree
Sophie Orde
Dan Upton

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
Kevin Deters
Dorothy McKim
John Murrah
Stevie Wermers

The Bomber
Dmitriy Kolesnik
Dmitriy Ovcharenko
Egor Olesov
Igor Gotsulyak

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

Falling Skies
Rob Biagi
Curt Miller
Andrew Orloff
Sean Tompkins

Fringe
Robert Habros
Andrew Orloff
Jay Worth
Chris Wright

Planet Dinosaur
Phil Dobree
Luke Dodd
Haz Dulull
Mark Sherwood

Terra Nova
Kevin Blank
Colin Brady
Adica Manis
Jason Zimmerman

Once Upon a Time
Nate Overstrom
Laura Jones
Andrew Orloff
Douglas Charles Ludwig

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Boardwalk Empire - Georgia Peaches
Richard Friedlander
Robert Stromberg
David Taritero

Bones - Tornado Case
Christian Cardona
Buddy Gheen
Beau Janzen
Andy Simonson

Breaking Bad - Face Off
Bruce Branit
Werner Hahnlein
Gregory Nicotero
William Powloski

Game of Thrones - Winter is Coming
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor
Angela Barson
Ed Bruce
Adam McInnes

Pan Am - Pilot
Tavis Larkham
Chris Martin
Sam Nicholson
Matt Robken

Transformers: Dark of the Moon photo: Mark Fellman / Paramount Pictures

LGBT Awards from Justin Bieber to Kermit the Frog + Nathan Fillion & Hugh Jackman Among PCA Winners

The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association has announced its list of Dorian Award nominations for film, television, and pop figures in various categories. Though dominated by movies and characters featuring/playing gays/lesbians/bisexuals/etc., the Gay & Lesbian Critics have made some eclectic choices.

For Film of the Year, for instance, only Andrew Haigh’s romantic drama Weekend could be considered a “gay movie.” Pedro Almodóvar’s mystery melodrama The Skin I Live In does play with the issue of gender identity, but it’s not exactly about it. The other nominees – Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life – focus on other issues.

On the other hand, the Performance of the Year category mostly consists of non-heterosexuals: Christopher Plummer, who plays Ewan McGregor’s gay father in Mike Mills’ Beginners; Leonardo DiCaprio as the FBI’s closet case J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar; Janet McTeer as a manly lesbian in Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs; Michael Fassbender, who will have sex with whoever is available in Steve McQueen’s Shame; and Rooney Mara, the sexually ambiguous victim of woman-hating males in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The one telling exception to this non-hetero rule is Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady. Perhaps someone was dropping a hint?

The LGBT-Themed Film of the Year contenders are the aforementioned Beginners, Weekend, and Albert Nobbs, which stars Glenn Close as a woman trying to pass for a very strange-looking man, in addition to Dee Rees’ Pariah and Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy.

In the Documentary of the Year category, the Gay & Lesbian critics – or at least some of them – opted to push a 2012 release, Dori Berinstein’s Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, which opens January 20. Thus, Carol Channing finds herself in the company of Wim Wenders (Pina), Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams), the early years of the AIDS pandemic (David Weissman and Bill Weber’s We Were Here), and the New York Times newsroom (Andrew Rossi’s Page One: Inside the New York Times).

The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics don’t select the year’s Best Cinematography or Best Screenplay, but they do have a unique awards season category – one that, curiously, smacks of stereotyping: Campy (Intentional or Not) Film of the Year. The nominees this year are Jon Chu’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, featuring Justin Bieber in concert; Gregg Araki’s Kaboom, with Thomas Dekker; James Bobin’s The Muppets, with Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Kermit the Frog; and Bill Condon’s blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.

The Dorian Award winners will be announced January 16.

Tom Cullen/Chris New/Weekend photo: Glendale Picture Company / Sundance Selects.

FILM OF THE YEAR
Midnight in Paris / Sony Pictures Classics
The Artist / The Weinstein Company
The Descendants / Fox Searchlight
The Skin I Live In / Sony Pictures Classics
The Tree of Life / Fox Searchlight
Weekend / IFC Films

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Christopher Plummer / Beginners (Focus Features)
Leonardo DiCaprio / J. Edgar (Warner Bros.)
Janet McTeer / Albert Nobbs (Liddell Entertainment)
Meryl Streep / The Iron Lady (The Weinstein Company)
Michael Fassbender / Shame (Fox Searchlight)
Rooney Mara / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony/Columbia)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR (Film, DVD or TV)
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life / Entertainment One
Cave of Forgotten Dreams / Sundance
Page One: Inside the New York Times / Magnolia Pictures
Pina / IFC Films
We Were Here / Red Flag Releasing

LGBT-THEMED FILM OF THE YEAR
Albert Nobbs / Liddell Entertainment
Beginners / Focus Features
Pariah / Focus Features
Tomboy / Rocket Releasing
Weekend / IFC Films

LGBT-THEMED DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Becoming Chaz / World of Wonder
Bill Cunningham New York / Zeitgeist Films
Making the Boys / 4th Row Films Vito / Automat Pictures
We Were Here / Red Flag Releasing

CAMPY (INTENTIONAL OR NOT) FILM OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never / Paramount
Kaboom / Desperate Pictures
The Muppets / Disney Thor / Paramount
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 / Summit

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
50/50 / Summit Entertainment
Insidious / FilmDistrict
Jane Eyre / Focus Features Warrior / Lionsgate
Win Win / Fox Searchlight

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story / FX
Downton Abbey / PBS Homeland / Showtime
Mildred Pierce / HBO
The Good Wife / CBS

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
Modern Family / ABC
Louie / FX
30 Rock / NBC
The Big Bang Theory / CBS
Happy Endings / ABC

TV MUSICAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving / ABC
Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On / HBO
Glee / Fox Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour / HBO
The Voice / NBC

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Bryan Cranston / Breaking Bad / AMC
Claire Danes / Homeland / Showtime
Jessica Lange / American Horror Story / FX
Kate Winslet / Mildred Pierce / HBO
Madeleine Stowe / Revenge / ABC

LGBT-THEMED TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story / FX
Happy Endings / ABC
Modern Family / ABC
RuPaul’s Drag Race / Logo
True Blood / HBO

CAMPY (INTENTIONAL OR NOT) TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story / FX
Hot in Cleveland / TV Land
Revenge / ABC
The A List New York / Logo
True Blood / HBO

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Enlightened / HBO
Happy Endings / ABC
Louie / FX
Pan Am / ABC
Parenthood / NBC
Suburgatory ABC

THE WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU RISING STAR AWARD
Elizabeth Olsen
Jessica Chastain
Melissa McCarthy
Michael Fassbender
Tom Hardy

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kathy Griffin
Kristen Wiig
Louis C.K.
Rachel Maddow
The Staff Writers of Happy Endings

Midnight in Paris photo: Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne (right), Chris O’Dowd, and Adam Deacon are the five contenders for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards’ Orange Rising Star Award – now known as the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award. The public selects the winner, who will be announced at the BAFTA ceremony on February 12.

Two of the contenders were directed by Kenneth Branagh in the summer hit Thor: Hemsworth, who had the title role, and Hiddleston, who played Thor’s villainous brother, Loki. Hiddleston kept himself busy last year. In addition to Thor, he was featured in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, and Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea. Hemsworth, for his part, appeared only in Thor last year. However, 2012 has in store The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, Rush, and The Cabin in the Woods.

Eddie Redmayne stars opposite Michelle Williams in Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn, in which Williams plays Marilyn Monroe while Redmayne plays the guy who spends the fateful week with her during the making of Laurence Olivier’s The Prince and the Showgirl. Coincidentally, a former Redmayne co-star, The Yellow Handkerchief‘s Kristen Stewart, was voted the Orange Rising Star Award in 2010.

Chris O’Dowd is one of the few men found in Paul Feig’s sleeper comedy blockbuster Bridesmaids, while newcomer Adam Deacon has been making movies since … 1998. Deacon’s 2011 film roles include Everywhere and Nowhere, Jack Falls, and Victim.

In addition to Kristen Stewart, previous BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award winners include Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Noel Clarke, James McAvoy, and The Dark Knight Rises’ Tom Hardy. This year’s 13-person panel of judges included Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘s David Yates, anti-yellow press actress Sienna Miller, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol‘s actor Simon Pegg.

FAVORITE MOVIE
Bridesmaids
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Help
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Daniel Radcliffe
Hugh Jackman
* Johnny Depp
Robert Pattinson
Ryan Reynolds

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway
* Emma Stone
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Reese Witherspoon

FAVORITE MOVIE ICON
George Clooney
Harrison Ford
* Morgan Freeman
Robert De Niro
Tom Hanks

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE
Fast Five
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Thor
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
X-Men: First Class

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE STAR
* Hugh Jackman
Ryan Reynolds
Shia LaBeouf
Taylor Lautner
Vin Diesel

FAVORITE DRAMA MOVIE
The Adjustment Bureau
The Help
Limitless
Moneyball
* Water for Elephants

FAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE
Bad Teacher
* Bridesmaids
Crazy Stupid Love
Friends with Benefits
The Hangover Part II

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR
* Adam Sandler
Ashton Kutcher
Bradley Cooper
Ryan Reynolds
Steve Carell

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS
Cameron Diaz
* Emma Stone
Jennifer Aniston
Mila Kunis
Natalie Portman

FAVORITE MOVIE STAR UNDER 25
* Chloë Grace Moretz
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
Rupert Grint
Tom Felton

FAVORITE ENSEMBLE MOVIE CAST
Bridesmaids
The Hangover Part II
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
X-Men: First Class

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE VOICE
Anne Hathaway as Jewel, Rio
Jack Black as Po, Kung Fu Panda 2
* Johnny Depp as Rango, Rango
Katy Perry as Smurfette, The Smurfs
Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Cars 2

FAVORITE MOVIE SUPERHERO
Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
James McAvoy as Professor X
Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
* Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

FAVORITE BOOK ADAPTATION
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Help
I Am Number Four
Soul Surfer
Water For Elephants

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 picture: Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.

Photo: Castle‘s Nathan Fillion.

FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA
The Good Wife
Grey’s Anatomy
House
* Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTOR
David Boreanz
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder
* Nathan Fillion
Patrick Dempsey

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Blake Lively
Ellen Pompeo
Emily Deschanel
Eva Longoria
* Nina Dobrev

FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA
Dexter
Game of Thrones
* Pretty Little Liars
True Blood
White Collar

FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
* How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
Two and a Half Men

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin
Chris Colfer
Cory Monteith
Jim Parsons
* Neil Patrick Harris

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Courteney Cox
Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
* Lea Michele
Tina Fey

FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY
* Hot In Cleveland
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Nurse Jackie
Royal Pains
Weeds

FAVORITE TV COMPETITION SHOW
* American Idol
America’s Got Talent
Dancing With The Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA
Bones
* Castle
Criminal Minds
CSI
NCIS

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW
Fringe
* Supernatural
True Blood
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST
Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, The Today Show
Anderson Cooper, Anderson
* Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Live with Regis & Kelly
Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray Show

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TV HOST
Conan O’Brien, Conan
David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman
Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
* Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live

FAVORITE TV GUEST STAR
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Jim Carrey, The Office
* Katy Perry, How I Met Your Mother
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

FAVORITE TV CELEBREALITY STAR
Gene Simmons
Giuliana Rancic
Kathy Griffin
* Kim Kardashian
Tia & Tamera Mowry

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
A Gifted Man
Grimm
Hart of Dixie
Once Upon A Time
Pan Am
* Person of Interest
Prime Suspect
Revenge
Ringer
The Secret Circle
Terra Nova
Unforgettable

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
* 2 Broke Girls
Allen Gregory
Last Man Standing
Man Up!
New Girl
Suburgatory
Up All Night
Whitney

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Blake Shelton
* Bruno Mars
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Justin Bieber

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Adele
Beyoncé
* Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE SONG OF THE YEAR
The Edge Of Glory, Lady Gaga
* E.T, Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock
Rolling in the Deep, Adele

FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
21, Adele
4, Beyoncé
* Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Femme Fatale, Britney Spears
Own The Night, Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
* Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

FAVORITE HIP HOP ARTIST
B.o.B.
* Eminem
Jay-Z
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
* Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
* Maroon 5
Red Hot Chili Peppers

FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
* Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Judas, Lady Gaga
* Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry
Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Goonrock & Lauren Bennett
Rolling in the Deep, Adele
Run The World (Girls), Beyoncé

FAVORITE TOUR HEADLINER
Bon Jovi
* Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
U2
Usher

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Mark Esposito -

They awarded best director to Terence Malick for his indulgent The Tree of Life, which should be used in film courses to teach HOW NOT TO DIRECT A FILM. Once that was awarded, all their other selections became suspect. Melancholia got their pick for best picture, when A Separation, Incendes, Shame, and Drive, just to name four, were all much better choices.

After these awards the organization is a joke, and not a good one.

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meryl s. -

“MARGRET” I think it is just tragic that a talent of such genus as Jeannie Berlin, would be victimized because of production disputes which should have nothing to do at all with the right to have been seen and voted on as best supporting actress. The whole reason for the academy awards is for ones talent within the movie. And this isn’t the first time. It should be forbidden by the academy! SHAME ON YOU!

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Ali -

Actually it’s not the first time in this award season that a screenplay award goes to A Separation. It also picked The Best Screenplay award of LAFCA.

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Andre -

You are absolutely right. Thank you for the correction.

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