2011 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Award Nominations

The AWFJ have obviously had a lot of fun with their Actress Most In Need Of A New Agent and Hall Of Shame categories, but aside from that their choices aren’t particularly exciting (although they have opted for both Rickman and Serkis in the Best Supporting slot). Sacrilege occurs further down when naming Drive as a Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t, but the Most Egregious Age Difference category is rather amusing. Check out these rather unconventional nominations below:

Best Film:

The Artist
The Descendants
Midnight In Paris

Best Director:

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Terrence Malick – The Tree Of Life
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Best Actor:

George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Michael Shannon – Take Shelter

Best Actress:

Viola Davis – The Help
Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks – Drive
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Alan Rickman – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Andy Serkis – Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Best Supporting Actress:

Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Original Screenplay:

The Artist
Midnight In Paris
Win Win

Best Animated Film:

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots

Best Documentary:

Bill Cunningham New York
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
The Interrupters
Project Nim

Best Non-English-Language Film:

Le Havre
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

Best Ensemble Cast:

The Descendants
The Help
Margin Call
Midnight In Paris

Best Cinematography:

The Artist
The Tree Of Life
War Horse

Best Editing:

The Artist
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Tree Of Life
War Horse

Best Film Music or Score:

The Artist
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Woman Director:

Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Dee Rees – Pariah
Vera Farmiga – Higher Ground
Kelly Reichardt – Meek’s Cutoff
Jennifer Yuh – Kung Fu Panda 2

Best Woman Screenwriter:

Diablo Cody – Young Adult
Abi Morgan – The Iron Lady
Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Dee Rees – Pariah
Kristin Wiig, Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids

Best Breakthrough Performance:

Jessica Chastain – The Tree Of Life
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Adepero Oduye – Pariah
Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Kick Ass Award (For Best Female Action Star):

Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Helen Mirren – The Debt
Paula Patton – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Saoirse Ronan – Hanna
Zoe Saldana – Colombiana

Best Animated Female:

Emily Blunt – Gnomeo & Juliet
Isla Fisher – Rango
Anne Hathaway – Rio
Salma Hayek – Puss In Boots
Angelina Jolie – Kung Fu Panda 2

Female Icon Award:

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Actress Defying Age And Ageism:

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Judi Dench – J. Edgar
Helen Mirren – The Debt
Vanessa Redgrave – Coriolanus
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry:

Jessica Chastain
Thelma Schoonmaker
Stacey Snider
Kristin Wiig

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism:

Sandra Bullock (for tsunami relief)
Elaine Hendrix (for Animal Rescue Corps and In Defense of Animals)
Angelina Jolie (for UN work and making In The Land Of Blood And Honey to raise awareness about genocide)
Elizabeth Taylor (for her work with AIDS)
Olivia Wilde (for relief work in Haiti)

AWFJ Hall of Shame Award:

The Hollywood Reporter – for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable
I Melt With You – production and cast
Jack And Jill – production and cast
Something Borrowed – production and cast

Sucker Punch – production and cast

Actress Most In Need Of A New Agent:

Jennifer Aniston
Kate Hudson
Sarah Jessica Parker
Amanda Seyfried
All actresses in New Year’s Eve

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t:

The Future
Sucker Punch
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Young Adult

Unforgettable Moment Award:

The Artist (the sound of glass clinking on the table)

Drive (the elevator scene)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Lisbeth’s revenge)
The Help (the pie scene)
Shame (Carey Mulligan singing New York, New York)

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality Or Seduction:

A Dangerous Method (Carl Jung spanks Sabina Speilrein)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Lisbeth mounts Mikael)
Melancholia (Justine in the moonlight)
Shame (opening sequence on the subway train)
Shame (Brandon with co-worker)

Sequel Or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:

Cars 2
The Hangover Part II
Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Most Egregious Age Difference:

Albert Nobbs – Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasikowska (22)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Daniel Craig (43) and Rooney Mara (26)
Midnight In Paris – Owen Wilson (43) and Léa Seydoux (26)
Sleeping Beauty – Emily Browning (23) and Man 1 (Peter Carroll, 68), Man 2 (Chris Haywood, 63) and Man 3 (Hugh Keays-Byrne, 64)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – Bella (18) and Edward (over 100)

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