Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2011 Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Awards - winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists have announced the winners for their 2011 EDA Awards. The EDAs are named in honor of AWFJ founder Jennifer Merin’s mother, actress Eda Reiss Merin, and is also an acronym for Excellent Dynamic Activism.

The Artist continued its winning streak in claiming the most awards with three. It won Best Film, Director and Most Unforgettable Moment for a clinking by a glass. It led the nominations with nine.

Albert Nobbs also picked up three awards including a Female Icon Award for Glenn Close and a shared Best Supporting Actress Award for Janet McTeer. But the third award was actually an anti-award for Most Egregious Love Interest Age Difference, an honour it shared with Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I.

A number of films were double winners. They were Rango, The Help, Shame, Bridesmaids, Hanna, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Jessica Chastain won the Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry for her performances in a number of highly acclaimed films.

Buck was named the Best Documentary, while the Best Animated Film was Rango. Best Non-English-Language Film was Asghar Farhadi's A Separation.


Complete list of 2011 EDA Annual Achievement Awards

Best Film
The Artist

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Best Screenplay, Original
Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

Best Screenplay, Adapted: (TIE)
The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Moneyball - Steven Zallian and Aaron Sorkin

Best Documentary

Best Animated Film

Best Actress
Viola Davis as Abileen in The Help

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: (TIE)
Janet McTeer as Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help

Best Actor
Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in Shame

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields in Beginners

Best Ensemble Cast

Best Editing
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker

Best Cinematography
The Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Film Music Or Score: (TIE)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Original Score
Hanna - The Chemical Brothers, Original Score

Best Non-English-Language Film
A Separation - Ashgar Farhadi, Iran


Best Woman Director
Lynne Ramsey - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Woman Screenwriter
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo - Bridesmaids

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: (TIE)
Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Saoirse Ronan as Hanna in Hanna

Best Animated Female
Isla Fisher as Beans in Rango

Best Breakthrough Performance
Elizabeth Olsen as Martha in Martha Marcy May Marlene

Female Icon Award
Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer in The Debt

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry
Jessica Chastain for performances in four highly acclaimed films

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism
Angelina Jolie for UN work and making In The Land of Blood and Honey to raise awareness about genocide


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
The Hollywood Reporter for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
All actresses in New Year’s Eve

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Unforgettable Moment Award
The Artist - The sound of the glass clinking on the table.

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: (TIE)
Melancholia - Justine in the moonlight.
Shame - Opening sequence on the subway train.

Sequel Or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award
The Hangover Part II

Most Egregious Love Interest Age Difference Award: (TIE)
Albert Nobbs - Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasilkowska (22)
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I - Bella (18) and Edward (Over 100)

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