Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Award Winners

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The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists really do crack me up. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a woman, but some of the categories these ladies use to reward feminism or slap the hand of those who aren’t doing us many favours are downright hysterical.

Zero Dark Thirty is their outright winner (it led the nominations) and the other acting awards don’t defer from what we’ve already seen, but with awards such as ‘Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star’ and ‘Actress Most In Need Of A New Agent’, you need to give this list of winners a proper look – even if they do piss all over my love of Anna Karenina. But they do give Adam Sandler a stern telling off and, at present, that can only be a good thing.

Check out their winners below:

Best Film:
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Screenplay, Original:
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

Best Screenplay, Adapted:
Argo – Chris Terrio

Best Documentary:
Searching For Sugar Man – Malik Bendjelloul

Best Animated Film:

Best Actress:
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actress In A Supporting Role:
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Best Actor In A Supporting Role:
Phillip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

Best Ensemble Cast:
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Editing:
Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

Best Cinematography:
Life Of Pi – Claudio Miranda

Best Film Music Or Score:
Beasts Of The Southern Wild – Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin

Best Non-English-Language Film:

(These awards honor WOMEN only)

Best Woman Director:
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Woman Screenwriter:
Lucy Alibar (and Benh Zeitlin) – Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star:
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games

Best Animated Female:
Brave – Merida, Kelly Macdonald

Best Breakthrough Performance:
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Actress Defying Age And Ageism:
Judi Dench – Skyfall

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism – Female Icon Award:
(Presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others)

Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry:
(Presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year — such as Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Director Oscar win, or for an actress having multiple outstanding films released during one year)

Women Documentary Filmmakers, including Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Detropia), Lauren Greenfield (Queen Of Versailles), Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry) and Sarah Burns (The Central Park Five).


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award:
Sean Anders – That’s My Boy

Actress Most In Need Of A New Agent (Tie):
Katherine Heigl – One For The Money
Reese Witherspoon – This Means War

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t:
Anna Karenina

Unforgettable Moment Award (Tie):
Les Miserables – Anne Hathaway as Fantine singing I Dreamed A Dream
Zero Dark Thirty – Jessica Chastain as Maya says, “I’m the mother…”

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, Or Seduction:
The Sessions – Helen Hunt, John Hawkes

Sequel Or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie):
Red Dawn
Total Recall

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man And The Love Interest Award:
Flight – Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Nadine Velazquez

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