Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 Online Film Critics Society Awards - nominations

The Online Film Critics Society has announced its nominations for the 15th Annual OFCS Awards.

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life led the field with seven nominations. It received nods for Best Picture, Best Director (Malick), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. Jessica Chastain was also singled out for a Special Award as the breakout performer of the year.

Next was Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive with six nominations. Its nominations were for Best Picture and Director, Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks), Best Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Cinematography.

The other nominees for Best Picture were Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, Alexander Payne's The Descendants and Martin Scorsese's Hugo. Hazanavicius and Scorsese were also nominated for Best Director, while Payne was omitted in favour of Melancholia director Lars von Trier.

Martin Scorsese was also announced as a recipient of a Special Award. He was recognized for "his work and dedication to the pursuit of film preservation."

The OFCS Award winners will be announced on Monday, January 2, 2012.


Complete list of nominees for the 15th Annual Online Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
The Tree of Life

Best Animated Feature
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Winnie the Pooh

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Lars von Trier - Melancholia

Best Lead Actor
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
Michael Shannon - Take Shelter

Best Lead Actress
Kirsten Dunst - Melancholia
Elizabeth Olsen - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks - Drive
John Hawkes - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Brad Pitt - The Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain - The Tree of Life
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Carey Mulligan - Shame
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Midnight in Paris
A Separation
The Tree of Life
Win Win

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Editing
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Cinematography
The Artist
The Tree of Life

Best Film Not in the English Language
13 Assassins
Certified Copy
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Best Documentary
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Interrupters
Into the Abyss
Project Nim

Special Awards
To Jessica Chastain, the breakout performer of the year
To Martin Scorsese in honor of his work and dedication to the pursuit of film preservation

Winners will be announced on Monday, January 2, 2012

Founded in 1997, the Online Film Critics Society has been the key force in establishing and raising the standards for Internet-based film journalism. The OFCS membership consists of film reviewers, journalists and scholars based in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Asia/Pacific Rim region. For more information, visit the Online Film Critics Society at

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