Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 IPA Satellite Awards - nominations

The International Press Academy today announced their field of nominations for the 16th annual Satellite Awards (formerly the Golden Satellite Awards).

Leading with eight nominations each were Nicolas Winding Refn's  Drive and Steven Spielberg's War Horse. Both were nominated for Best Picture and Best Director. Following with six nominations each were The ArtistThe DescendantsThe Help and Shame. Each were also nominated for Best Picture, as were HugoMidnight in ParisMoneyball and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Many of the categories have up to ten nominees, so that allowed for some interesting choices to make the lists. Films getting a mention include RampartOranges and SunshineMozart's Sister and The Guard. Actors receiving a nomination include Michelle Yeoh (The Lady), Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Woody Harrelson (Rampart) and Andy Serkis (!) (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

The acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich will receive the 2011 Auteur Award. Filmmaker and visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull will receive the Nikola Tesla Award in Recognition of Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology. Mitzi Gaynor will receive the 2011 Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry.

This year, the Satellite nominations in the Motion Picture categories have been reduced from 22 to 19. The change reflects the merger of Drama and Comedy under a general Best Picture heading.

The 16th Annual Satellite Awards take place on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.


Complete list of nominations for the 16th Annual Satellite Awards

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Midnight in Paris
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
War Horse

Best Actor
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo diCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Tom Hardy, Warrior
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Actress
Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Emily Watson, Oranges and Sunshine
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Michelle Yeoh, The Lady

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Colin Farrell, Horrible Bosses
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Christoph Waltz, Carnage
Hugo Weaving, Oranges and Sunshine

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life
Elle Fanning, Super 8
Lisa Feret, Mozart's Sister
Judy Greer, The Descendants
Rachel McAdams, Midnight in Paris
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Carey Mulligan, Shame
Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Director
Tomas Alfredson, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
John Michael McDonagh, The Guard
Steve McQueen, Shame
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Steven Spielberg, War Horse
Tate Taylor, The Help

Best Foreign Film
The Kid With The Bike
Las Acadias
Le Havre
Miss Bala
Mozart's Sister
Mysteries of Lisbon
A Separation
13 Assassins
The Turin Horse

Best Animated or Mixed Media Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Muppets
Puss In Boots

Best Documentary:
American: The Bill Hicks Story
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Interrupters
My Perestroika
One Lucky Elephant
Project Nim
Under Fire: Journalists in Combat

Best Original Screenplay
Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur
Rene Feret, Mozart's Sister
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
John Michael McDonagh, The Guard
Steve McQueen & Abi Morgan, Shame

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Moffat and Joe Cornish & Edgar Wright, The Adventures of Tintin
Glenn Close and John Banville, Albert Nobbs
Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Tate Taylor, The Help
Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball
Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, War Horse

Best Original Score
Soul Surfer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Super 8
Water For Elephants
War Horse

Best Original Song
"Bridge of Light" (Happy Feet 2)
"Gathering Stories" (We Bought a Zoo)
"Hello Hello" (Gnomeo and Juliet)
"Lay Your Head Down" (Albert Nobbs)
"Life is a Happy Song" (The Muppets)
"Man or Muppet" (The Muppets)

Best Cinematography
War Horse
The Tree of Life
The Artist

Best Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Best Film Editing
The Guard
War Horse
The Descendants

Best Sound
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Super 8
The Tree of Life
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Best Art Direction
The Artist
Mysteries of Lisbon
Water For Elephants

Best Costume Design
Mysteries of Lisbon
The Artist
Jane Eyre
Water For Elephants

Mary Pickford Award
For Outstanding Artistic Contribution To The Entertainment Industry
Mitzi Gaynor

Nikola Tesla Award
In Recognition Of Visionary Achievement In Filmmaking Technology
Douglas Trumbull

Auteur Award
Peter Bogdanovich

Humanitarian Award
Tim Hetherington (1970-2011)

Best Ensemble, Motion Picture
The Help Dreamworks/Touchstone

Best First Feature
Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur Strand Releasing

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