The Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2010

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The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of fifty-five women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, radio, online and TV broadcast media. We 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.

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN

Mother And Child

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN

Winter’s Bone

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award]The Kids Are All Right: Lisa Cholodenko

BEST ACTRESS

Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

BEST ACTOR

Colin Firth/The King’s Speech

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence/Winter’s Bone

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS

Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN: TIE

Mother

Women Without Men

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Conviction

WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Black Swan

BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE: TIE

Another Year

The King’s Speech

WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Jackass 3D

Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie By Or About Women This includes films released on DVD or TV, or screened at film festivals, in recognition of the limited opportunities available for films by and about women on screen.

Temple Grandin

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES: (TIE)

Another Year

Fair Game

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES

Despicable Me

BEST FAMILY FILM

Toy Story 3

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Helen Mirren

ACTING AND ACTIVISM

Lena Horne [posthumous]: [6/30/17- 5/9/10] As an anti-racist activist, she refused to appear before racially segregated US Army audiences in WW2 Italy-since the army was officially segregated, the policy was to have one show solely for white troops and another show solely for black troops. Horne insisted on performing for mixed audiences, and since the US Army refused to allow integrated audiences, she wound up putting on a show for a mixed audience of black US soldiers and white German POWs. Horne was also branded a ‘communist sympathizer’ by many right-wing conservatives because of her association with Paul Robeson and her progressive political beliefs, which led her to be blacklisted in the 1950s. Lena Horne passed away on Mothers Day at the age of 92.

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

Winter’s Bone

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

For Colored Girls

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

Fair Game

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

Helen Mirren/The Tempest

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

Q’Orianka Kilcher/Princess Kaiulani

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY A WOMAN

A Film Unfinished

WOMEN’S WORK: BEST ENSEMBLE

Mother And Child

BEST SCREEN COUPLE

Another Year: Jim Broadbent/Ruth Sheen as Tom and Gerri

The Women Film Critics Circle:

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WFCC Critical Women Online Journal:

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