2011 Women Film Critics Circle Award Winners

These Awards are different. Definitely different. I like to think of the members of the WFCC sitting at a bar one night, dreaming up all the respective categories. But it does shine a light on a couple of less well known films and is probably the only Awards to ever include Dame Judi in a negative way. Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Movie By A Woman:

TIE: The Iron Lady and We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Movie About Women:

The Help

Best Woman Storyteller:

Abi Morgan – The Iron Lady

Best Actor:

George Clooney – The Descendants

Best Actress:

Viola Davis – The Help

Best Comedic Actress:

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Best Young Actress:

Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Foreign Film By Or About Women:

The Hedgehog

Best Female Images In A Movie:

The Whistleblower

Worst Female Images In A Movie:

Melancholia

Best Male Images In A Movie:

The Descendants

Worst Male Images In A Movie:

The Hangover Part II

Best Documentary By Or About Women:

Always Faithful

Best Family Film:

Hugo

Best Animated Females:

Puss In Boots

Best Equality Of The Sexes:

The Debt

Courage In Acting:

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs

The Invisible Woman Award:

TIE: Hiram Abbass – Miral and Michelle Williams – Meek’s Cutoff

Best Ensemble:

The Help

Best Screen Couple:

Bérénice Bejo and Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Lifetime Achievement:

Kathy Bates and Cicely Tyson

Acting And Activism:

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 colour experience in America):

The Help

Karen Morley Award (for exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society and a courageous search for identity):

Albert Nobbs

Mommie Dearest (worst screen mum of the year):

Judi Dench – J. Edgar

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