Sunday, December 11, 2011

2011 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards - winners

The Boston Society of Film Critics selected their choices for their 2011 BSFC Awards. They were split between the two "love letters to cinema," The Artist and Hugo.

The Artist
 took Best Picture with Hugo being a runner-up, while Martin Scorsese won Best Director for Hugo, with Michel Hazanavicius a runner-up for The ArtistThe Artist also was a shared winner with Drive of Best Use of Music in a Film, while Hugo was a runner-up for Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

Moneyball was winner for Best Actor (Brad Pitt) and Best Screenplay (Steve Zallian and Aaron Sorkin). Best Actress went to Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn. Supporting acting awards went to Albert Brooks (Drive) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids).

The Best Foreign film was Canada's Incendies by Denis Villeneuve. It was a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars early this year.


Complete list of winners for the 2011 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture
The Artist
(Runners-up: Hugo and Margaret)

Best Director
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
(Runner-up: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist)

Best Actor
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
(Runners-up: George Clooney, The Decendants and Michael Fassbender, Shame)

Best Actress
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
(Runner-up: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady)

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
(Runner-up: Jeannie Berlin, Margaret)

Best Screenplay
(Runner-up: Margaret)

Best Foreign Film
(Runners-up: A Separation and Poetry)

Best Cinematography
The Tree of Life
(Runner-up: Hugo)

Best Documentary
Project Nim
(Runner-up: Bill Cunningham, New York)

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer)
The Clock
(Runner-up: Hugo)

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy)
Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene
(Runner-up: JC Chandor, Margin Call)

Best Ensemble Cast
 (Runner-up: Margaret)

Best Use of Music in a Film
The Artist and Drive
 (Runner-up: The Descendants)

Best Film Series

All Roads Lead to Nowhere: The Films of Monte Hellman (HFA)

American Punk (HFA)

The Complete Henri-Georges Clouzot (HFA)

Noir Nights (ArtsEmerson)

Science on Screen (Coolidge Corner)

Best Rediscoveries

Children of Hiroshima (Masterworks by Maneto Shindo, HFA)

Days and Nights in the Forest (Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan: Two Generations in Indian Cinema, HFA)

Deep End (The Radical Visions of Jerzy Skolimowski, HFA)

The Makioka Sisters (New and Restored Prints, MFA)

The Shooting (All Roads Lead to Nowhere The Films of Monte Hellman, HFA)

Special Commendations

To the Brattle Film Foundation for ten years as a nonprofit, for its continued commitment to film preservation, and for its eclectic, and historically and culturally relevant repertory programming at the Brattle Theater.

To Ben Fowlie, Sara Archambault, and Sean Flynn, co-founder programmers of DocYard, for presenting a vibrant forum for the Boston documentary community to see important new non-fiction works and to have meaningful discussions with the filmmakers.

To The Museum of Fine Arts for purchasing, programming, and broadly promoting Christian Marclay's film installation, The Clock, and for allowing audiences to experience this unique work of cinema in its full 24-hour runtime on select dates.

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