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More Awards: AFI, Boston and LA Critics Like “The Artist,” “Hugo”

posted by Nell Minow

The American Film Institute:

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
J. Edgar
Midnight In Paris
Moneyball
The Tree Of Life
War Horse

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Game Of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
Justified
Louie
Modern Family
Parks And Recreation

AFI SPECIAL AWARDS
The Artist
The Harry Potter series

The Boston movie critics:

Best Picture: “The Artist”
Runners-up: “Hugo” and “Margaret”
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Runner-up: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Best Actor: Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Runners-up: George Clooney, “The Descendants” and Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Best Actress: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Runner-up: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, “Drive”
Runner-up: Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Runner-up: Jeannie Berlin, “Margaret”
Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, “Moneyball”
Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, “Margaret”
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life”
Runner-up: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
Best Documentary: “Project Nim”
Runner-up: “Bill Cunningham New York”
Best Foreign-Language Film: “Incendies”
Runners-up: “A Separation” and “Poetry”
Best Animated Film: “Rango”
Best Film Editing:  Christian Marclay, “The Clock”
Runner-up: Thelma Schoonmaker, “Hugo”
Best New Filmmaker: Sean Durkin, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Runner-up: J.C. Chandor, “Margin Call”
Best Ensemble Cast: “Carnage”
Runner-up: “Margaret”
Best Use of Music in a Film: (tie) “Drive” and “The Artist”
Runner-up: “The Descendants”
Special Commendations:
Ben Fowlie, Sara Archambault and Sean Flynn of DocYard
The Museum of Fine Arts for “The Clock”
The Brattle Film Foundation
Best Rediscoveries:
“The Shooting” at the Harvard Film Achive
“The Makota Sisters” at the Museum of Fine Arts
“Deep End” at the HFA
“Days and Nights in the Forest” at the HFA
“Children of Hiroshima” at the HFA

The LA film critics:

Best picture: “The Descendants.” Runner-up: “The Tree of Life.”

Best director: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life.” Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.”

Best actor: Michael Fassbender, for his work in “A Dangerous Method,” “Jane Eyre,” “Shame” and “X-Men: First Class.” Runner-up: Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter.”

Best actress: South Korea’s Yun Jung-hee in “Poetry.” Runner-up: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia.”

Best supporting actress: Jessica Chastain, who was recognized for her work in six films — “Coriolanus,” “The Debt,” “The Help,” “Take Shelter,” “Texas Killing Fields” and “The Tree of Life.” (Our critic Betsy Sharkey recently wrote about Chastain’s appeal.) Runner-up: Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs.”

Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.” Runner-up: Patton Oswalt, “Young Adult.”

Best Documentary/Nonfiction film: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” by Werner Herzog. Runner-up: “The Arbor” by Clio Barnard.

Best animated film: “Rango.” Runner-up: “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Best screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation.” Runner-up: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants.”

Best foreign film: “City of Life and Death.” Runner-up: “A Separation.”

Best cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life.” Runner-up: Cao Yu, “City of Life and Death.”

Best music/score: The Chemical Brothers, “Hanna.” Runner-up: Cliff Martinez, “Drive.”

Best production design: Dante Ferretti, “Hugo.” Runner-up: Maria Djurkovic, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”

Best Independent, Experimental: “Spark of Being.”



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