The Women Film Critics Circle Announces Its Nominee Award Picks For 2011

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The Women Film Critics Circle has announced its 2O11 nominations for the best movies this year by and about women, and outstanding achievements by women, who get to be rarely honored historically, in the film world.

The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of 57 women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, radio, online and TV broadcast media. They came together in 2004 to form the first women critics’ organization in the United States, in the belief that women’s perspectives and voices in film criticism need to be recognized fully. WFCC also prides itself on being the most culturally and racially diverse critics group in the country by far, and best reflecting the diversity of movie audiences.

Critical Women On Film, a presentation of The Women Film Critics Circle, is their journal of discussion and theory. And a gathering of women’s voices expressing a fresh and differently experienced perspective from the primarily male dominated film criticism world.

WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

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BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN

The Iron Lady

Pariah

We Need To Talk About Kevin

The Whistleblower

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN

Albert Nobbs

Cracks

The Help

Rid Of Me

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award]

In The Land Of Blood And Honey [Angelina Jolie]

The Iron Lady [Abi Morgan]

Pariah [Dee Reese]

We Need To Talk About Kevin [Lynne Ramsay]

BEST ACTRESS:

Jessica Chastain: The Debt/The Help

Viola Davis: The Help

Meryl Streep: The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton: We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTOR:

George Clooney: The Descendants

Jean Dujardin: The Artist

Tom Hardy: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/Warrior

Ryan Gosling: Drive/The Ides Of March

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS

Katy O’Grady: Rid Of Me

Melissa McCarthy: Bridesmaids

Sara Jessica Parker: I Don’t Know How She Does It

Kristen Wiig: Bridesmaids/Paul

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS

Jordana Beatty: Judy Moody

Liana Liberato: Trust

Amara Miller: The Descendants

Shailene Woodley: The Descendants

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

The Hedgehog

A Separation

In The Land Of Blood And Honey

When We Leave

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Albert Nobbs

The Iron Lady

Soul Surfer

The Whistleblower

WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Jack And Jill

Melancholia

My Week With Marilyn

Young Adult

BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

50/50

The Descendants

Meet Monica Velour

Of Gods And Men

WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Hangover 2

No Strings Attached

The Skin I Live In

Straw Dogs

BEST DOCUMENTARIES BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

The Price Of Sex

Semper Fi

The Woman With The Five Elephants

Women Art Revolution

BEST FAMILY FILM

Hugo

Judy Moody

The Muppets

Tintin

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES

Arthur Christmas

Gnomeo And Juliet

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss N Boots 3D

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES

The Debt

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Iron Lady

Midnight In Paris

COURAGE IN ACTING

Josiane Balasko: The Hedgehog

Mimi Chakarova: The Price Of Sex

Glenn Close: Albert Nobbs

Tilda Swinton: We Need To Talk About Kevin

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD

Miral: Hiram Abbass

Danai Gurira, Three Backyards

Red Shirley

Michelle Williams: Meeks Cutoff

WOMEN’S WORK: BEST ENSEMBLE

Albert Nobbs

Bridesmaids

The Help

The Whistleblower

BEST SCREEN COUPLE

The Artist

Gnomeo And Juliet

The Iron Lady

Like Crazy

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Hiam Abbass

Kathy Bates

Cicely Tyson

Michelle Yeoh

ACTING AND ACTIVISM

Mia Farrow

Daryl Hannah

Elizabeth Taylor

Alfre Woodard

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD

In A Better World

In The Land Of Blood And Honey

Life Above All

The Whistleblower

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD

America

The Help

Pariah

3 Backyards

KAREN MORLEY AWARD

Albert Nobbs

The Conspirator

Meek’s Cutoff

Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

*ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women:

*JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD: For best expressing the woman of color experience in America

*KAREN MORLEY AWARD: For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity

*COURAGE IN ACTING: [Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen]

*THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD: [Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored]