Friday, December 23, 2011

Alliance of Women Film Journalists' 2011 EDA Awards - nominees

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced the nominees for the 2011 AWFJ EDA Awards.

Yet again, the leader going in is the silent film homage from France, The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius. It received nine nominations including Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay and Actor (Jean Dujardin).

Following well behind with six nominations each were Alexander Payne's The Descendants and Martin Scorsese's Hugo. Both were nominated for Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay.

Also nominated for Best Film were Lars von Trier's Melancholia and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Von Trier, however, missed out on a Director nomination with Terrence Malick taking the fifth spot.

The Best Film nomination for Melancholia is a striking contrast between the AWFJ and the Women Film Critics Circle, which gave Melancholia a questionable award for Worst Female Images. The AWFJ gave it three additional nominations including one for Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction. They reserved their scorn for more deserving targets such as Jack and Jill and Sucker Punch.

The winners will be announced on January 10, 2012.


Complete list of 2011 EDA Awards Nominees


Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris

Best Director
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Terrence Malick - Tree of Life
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Best Screenplay, Original
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Beginners - Mike Mills
Bridesmaids - Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo
Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen
Win Win - Thomas McCarthy

Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Hugo - John Logan
Moneyball - Steven Zallian and Aaron Sorkin
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan
We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsey and Rory Kinnear

Best Documentary
Bill Cunningham New York
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Interrupters
Project Nim

Best Animated Film
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda
Puss in Boots

Best Actress
Viola Davis - Abileen Clark in The Help
Kirsten Dunst - Justine in Melancholia
Meryl Streep - Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton - Eva Khatchadourian in We Need To Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams - Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Bernice Bejo - Peppy Miller in The Artist
Jessica Chastain - Celia Foote in The Help
Janet McTeer - Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs
Carey Mulligan - Sissy Sullivan in Shame
Octavia Spencer - Minny Jackson in The Help

Best Actor
George Clooney - Matt King in The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - George Valentin in The Artist
Michael Fassbinder - Brandon Sullivan in Shame
Brad Pitt - Billy Beane in Moneyball
Michael Shannon - Curtis in Take Shelter

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Brannagh - Sir Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks - Bernie Rose in Drive
Christopher Plummer - Hal Fields in Beginners
Alan Rickman - Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Andy Serkis - in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Ensemble Cast
The Descendants
The Help
Margin call
Midnight In Paris

Best Editing
The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
Tree of Life - Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa
Warhorse - Michael Kahn

Best Cinematography
The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman
Hugo - Robert Richardson
Melancholia - Manuel Alberto Claro
Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki
Warhorse - Janusz Kaminski

Best Film Music Or Score 
The Artist - Ludovic Bource, Original Score
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Original Score
Hannah - The Chemical Brothers, Original Score

Best Non-English-Language Film
Le Havre - Aki Kaurismaki, Finland/France
Pina - Wim Wenders, Germany
A Separation - Ashgar FarhadI, Iran
The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodovar, Spain
Trollhunter - André Øvredal, Norway


Best Woman Director
Lynne Ramsey - We Need To Talk About Kevin
Dee Rees - Pariah
Vera Farmiga - Higher Ground
Kelly Reichardt - Meek’s Cutoff
Jennifer Yuh - Kung Fu Panda

Best Woman Screenwriter
Diablo Cody - Young Adult
Abi Morgan - The Iron Lady
Lynne Ramsey and Rory Kinnear - We Need To Talk About Kevin
Dee Rees - Pariah
Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo - Bridesmaids

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star
Rooney Mara — Lisbeth Salander in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Helen Mirren - Rachel Singer in The Debt
Paula Patton - Jane in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Saoirse Ronan - Hanna in Hanna
Zoe Saldana - Cataleya in Colombiana

Best Animated Female
Emily Blunt as Juliet in Gnomeo and Juliet
Isla Fisher as Beans in Rango
Anne Hathaway as Jewel in Rio
Salma Hayak as Kitty Softpaws in Puss in Boots
Angelina Jolie - Tigress in Kung Fu Panda

Best Breakthrough Performance
Jessica Chastain as Mrs. O’Brien in Tree of Life
Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, Marcy May and Marlene in Martha Marcy May Marlene
Adepero Oduye as Alike in Pariah
Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Shailene Woodley as Alexandra King in The Descendants

Female Icon Award
Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis as Abileen Clark in The Help
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs
Judi Dench as Anna Marie Hoover in J. Edgar
Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer in The Debt
Vanessa Redgrave as Volumnia in Coriolanus
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry
Jessica Chastain for performances in four highly acclaimed films
Thelma Schoonmaker for editing Hugo
Stacey Snider for helming Dreamworks
Kristin Wiig for Bridesmaids

AWFJ Award Humanitarian Activism
Sandra Bullock for tsunami relief
Elaine Hendrix for Animal Rescue Corps and In Defense of Animals
Angelina Jolie for UN work and making In The Land of Milk and Blood to raise awareness about genocide.
Elizabeth Taylor for her work with AIDS
Olivia Wilde for relief work in Haiti


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
The Hollywood Reporter for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable
I Melt With You, production and cast
Jack and Jill, production and cast
Something Borrowed, production and cast
Sucker Punch, production and cast

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Jennifer Aniston
Kate Hudson
Sarah Jessica Parker
Amanda Seyfried
All actresses in New Year’s Eve

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t
The Future
Sucker Punch
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Young Adult

Unforgettable Moment Award
The Artist - The sound of glass clinking on the table
Drive - The elevator scene
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Lisbeth’s revenge
The Help - The pie scene
Shame - Carey Mulligan singing New York, New York

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
A Dangerous Method - Carl Jung spanks Sabina Speilrein
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — Lisbeth mounts Mikael
Melancholia - Justine in the moonlight
Shame - Opening sequence on the subway train
Shame - Brandon with co-worker

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award
Cars 2
Hangover Part II
Hoodwinked 2
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon

Most Egregious Age Difference
Albert Nobbs - Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasikowska (22)
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Daniel Craig (43) and Rooney Mara (26)
Midnight in Paris - Owen Wilson (43) and Léa Seydoux (26)
Sleeping Beauty - Emily Browning (23) and Man 1 (Peter Carroll, 68), Man 2 (Chris Haywood, 63) and Man 3 (Hugh Keays-Byrne, 64)
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - Bella (18) and Edward (over 100)

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