2011 National Society Of Film Critics Award Winners

The National Society Of Film Critics apparently speak the truth, once every twelve months. Yes, I think it’s great recognition has been given to The Tree Of Life, Gary Oldman and Margaret, but I can’t say I agree with anyone giving Melancholia the prize for Best Picture. But that’s just me. Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Picture:

1. Melancholia
2. The Tree Of Life
3. A Separation

Best Director:

1. Terrence Malick – The Tree Of Life
2. Martin Scorsese – Hugo
3. Lars Von Trier – Melancholia

Best Actor:

1. Brad Pitt – Moneyball and The Tree Of Life
2. Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Best Actress:

1. Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
2. Yun Jung-hee – Poetry
3. Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor:

1. Albert Brooks – Drive
2. Christopher Plummer – Beginners
3. Patton Oswalt – Young Adult

Best Supporting Actress:

1. Jessica Chastain – The Help, Take Shelter and The Tree Of Life
2. Jeannie Berlin – Margaret
3. Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Screenplay:

1. A Separation
2. Moneyball
3. Midnight In Paris

Best Foreign Language Film:

1. A Separation
2. Mysteries Of Lisbon
3. Le Havre

Best Documentary:

1. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

2. The Interrupters
3. Into The Abyss

Best Cinematography:

1. The Tree Of Life
2. Melancholia
3. Hugo

Best Experimental Film:

Seeking The Monkey King

Film Heritage:

1. BAMcinématek for its complete Vincente Minnelli retrospective with all titles shown on 16 mm. or 35 mm. film.
2. Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema for the restoration of the color version of George Méliès’s “A Trip to the Moon.”
3. New York’s Museum of Modern Art for its extensive retrospective of Weimar Cinema.
4. Flicker Alley for their box set Landmarks Of Early Soviet Film. 5. Criterion Collection for its 2-disc DVD package The Complete Jean Vigo.

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