2011 St. Louis Film Critics’ Award Winners

Posted by STLFilmCritics Dec 19, 2011 Posted in Featured

The St. Louis Film Critics, a professional association of working film critics in the St. Louis-area, announced the winners of their annual St. Louis Film Critics Awards on Monday, December 19, 2011. The yearly awards are given to recognize the best in cinema for the year.

Member film critics voted for the winners of the SLFC Awards on December 17 and the results were revealed to SLFC members at the association’s annual Awards Party on Sunday, December 18. The winners are announced to the public Monday, December 19, at 10 a.m., by press release and on the association’s website www.stlfilmcritics.org. Both SLFC Awards nominees and winners are posted on the SLFC website. Nominees are listed alphabetically.

2011 St. Louis Film Critics’ Awards
Best Film: “The Artist “
(runner-up: “The Descendants”)
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist")
(runner-up): Terrence Malick ("The 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 ("The 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

To be eligible for an award, a film must have been shown in the greater St. Louis area in a theater or at a film festival or series, or made available to SLFC members by screening or screener during the past year. Films opening in limited run elsewhere for Oscar qualification but which will open in the St. Louis area early in the next year are eligible, provided the are made available for viewing by the member film critics.

The mission of the St. Louis Film Critics association is to promote appreciation of great cinema in St. Louis and to promote St. Louis as an area that appreciates great cinema. The member film critics review films for a variety of media, including print, radio, television and Internet in the greater St. Louis Area. SLFC also presents awards at the St. Louis International Film Festival and St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, both presented by Cinema St. Louis.

For further information on the SLFC Awards, the St. Louis Film Critics association or the association’s other film awards and activities throughout the year, contact SLFC Director Cate Marquis at stlfilmcritics@gmail.org or 314.576.2912.