CFCA 2011

UPDATE: CFCA Award Winners for 2011

BEST PICTURE: The Tree of Life
BEST DIRECTOR: Terrence Malick–The Tree of Life
BEST ACTOR: Michael Shannon–Take Shelter
BEST ACTRESS: Michelle Williams–My Week with Marilyn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Albert Brooks–Drive
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain–The Tree of Life
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Michel Hazanavicius–The Artist
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin–Moneyball
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Tree of Life–Emmanuel Lubezki
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Drive–Cliff Martinez
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: A Separation
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Rango
BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Interrupters
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER: Elizabeth Olsen–Martha Marcy May Marlene
MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER: Sean Durkin–Martha Marcy May Marlene

FYI, here’s our FF2 haiku for The Tree of Life.

Posted 12/18/11: Receiving my final ballot from the Chicago Film Critics Association this year was heartbreaking… I will post the final results as soon as they are announced, but almost nothing on the CFCA list of finalists reflects input from me (or, I would guess, most of the other women–few as they are–who are actually in this group).

If you want a case in point of the kind of thing that happens when male voters outnumber female voters by approximately 4 to 1, just consider these facts posted below 🙁 

NO WOMEN IN THE BEST DIRECTOR CATEGORY

  • Michel Hazanavicius: The Artist
  • Terrence Malick: The Tree of Life
  • Alexander Payne: The Descendants
  • Nicolas Winding Refn: Drive
  • Martin Scorsese: Hugo

NO WOMEN IN THE BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY CATEGORY

  • The Artist: Michel Hazanavicius
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene: Sean Durkin
  • Midnight In Paris: Woody Allen
  • A Separation: Asghar Farhadi
  • The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick

ONLY ONE WOMAN IN THE BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY CATEGORY (but nominated for a film that has almost no female characters in it)

  • The Descendants: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
  • Drive: Hossein Amini
  • Hugo: John Logan
  • Moneyball: Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

NO WOMEN IN THE MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER CATEGORY

  • J.C. Chandor: Margin Call
  • Simon Curtis: My Week With Marilyn
  • Drake Doremus: Like Crazy
  • Sean Durkin: Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Tate Taylor (-) The Help

BABE-HEAVY LIST IN THE BEST ACTRESS CATEGORY (with no mention of Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Tilda Swinton & other women over 35 who have appeared in some combination on almost every other list posted to date)

  • Kirsten Dunst: Melancholia
  • Elizabeth Olsen: Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Anna Paquin: Margaret
  • Meryl Streep: The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams: My Week With Marilyn

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