Thursday, December 22, 2011

St. Louis Film Critics Canonize "The Artist"

St. Louis Film Critics is an association of professional film critics operating in metropolitan St. Louis and adjoining areas of Missouri and Illinois.

2011 St. Louis Film Critics’ Awards winners:

Best Film: “The Artist “
(runner-up: “The Descendants”)

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist")
(runner-up): Terrence Malick ("Tree of Life")

Best Actor: George Clooney ("The Descendants")
(runner-up): Ryan Gosling ("Drive")

Best Actress: Rooney Mara ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo")
(runners-up): Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady") and Michelle Williams ("My Week With Marilyn")

Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks ("Drive")
(runner-up): Alan Rickman ("Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2")

Best Supporting Actress: Bérénice Bejo ("The Artist")
(runners-up): Octavia Spencer ("The Help") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants")

Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist")
(runner-up): Will Reiser ("50/50")

Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Kaui Hart Hemmings (novel) for "The Descendants"
(runner-up): Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin and Michael Lewis (book) for "Moneyball"

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki ("Tree Of Life")
(runners-up): Jeff Cronenweth ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") and Janusz Kaminski ("War Horse")

Best Visual Effects: "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
(runner-up): “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”

Best Music: “The Artist “
(runner-up): “Drive”

Best Foreign-Language Film: “13 Assassins”
(runner-up): “Winter in Wartime”

Best Documentary: “Being Elmo “
(runner-up): “Tabloid"

Best Comedy: “Bridesmaids”
(runner-up): “Midnight In Paris”

Best Animated Film: “The Adventures of Tintin “
(runner-up): “Rango”

Best Artistic/Creative Film (for excellence in art-house cinema): “We Need To Talk About Kevin”
(runner-up): “Win Win”

Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment): “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" – the opening credits
(runner-up): “The Artist" – the dance scene finale

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