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Forget The Artist Winning Best Picture Last Sunday – Here’s My Top Ten Films Of 2011

I am well aware that everybody else posted their ‘Best Of 2011’ lists at, well, the end of 2011 or back in January, but I wanted to be a little different. Mainly because I still had a fair few films to catch up on and because I wanted to compare my list to what the Academy deemed ‘fit’ and what eventually won.

So, finally, I present to you my Top Ten Films Of 2011. And when I say ‘Top Ten’, I mean what I enjoyed most as opposed to what I think I should say to be congratulated on. No, this is my Top Ten and simply that. And I’m pretty sure a lot of you won’t see my #1 coming – unless you follow me on Twitter (@iamnotwaynegale) in which case you’ve probably known for a while!

So, as usual, please leave comments if you want to argue this thing out – you’ll definitely realise I’m a sucker for big performances as opposed to big films – and check out my Top Ten below, starting with the films that didn’t quite make the cut: Continue reading

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The 84th Academy Award Nominations

They’re finally here – the 2012 Oscar Nominations. See below for the full list of nominees: Continue reading

2011 Georgia Film Critics Association Award Winners

Georgia are infatuated with Malick’s The Tree Of Life, handing it six awards here. They are also the first group to give the Best Actress prize to Juliette Binoche for Certified Copy. Naturally I’m also very happy with the Best Ensemble being awarded to the fabulous Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. And yes, Brad Pitt did win twice. Check out Georgia’s faves below: Continue reading

2011 Denver Film Critics Society Award Winners

The Descendants may have ruled Denver’s nominations, but it was The Tree Of Life that came away with the grand prize. Other than that, nothing is particularly surprising and Chastain wins another Breakout Star Award after her phenomenal year. Here’s hoping The Help earns her that Oscar nomination next week. Check out Denver’s winners below: Continue reading

2011 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award Winners

Hello, Canada calling. More love for Fassbender here with another win for Shame and Elizabeth Olsen gathers another accolade for her work in Martha Marcy May Marlene. There’s some prizes specifically for Canadian films which draws our attention to Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, Michelle Williams (away from Marilyn) and Peter Stomare. Check out all the winners below: Continue reading

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: Continue reading

2011 Internet Film Critics Society Award Winners

Although Drive isn’t your typical action flick, I’m happy with anyone who gives it recognition, resulting in the IFCS getting some extra brownie points from me before I realise they’ve also rewarded the brilliant Attack The Block. It’s a pretty short and sweet little selection, but check out the additional Best and Worst of 2011 categories, as well as wins for both Rooney Mara and Bellflower. As ever, check out the full list of winners below: Continue reading