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Early Awards Season Nominees: New York Film Critics Circle Awards

December 3, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Piggybacking off my post from earlier in the week: the NY Film Critics Circle named its Best of 2011 selections yesterday. That’s official best, winners not nominees. Today New York film critics are still all chanting “Firsties! Firsties!”

They really, really want me to see The Artist, which won Best Feature and Best Director. Best Actress went to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, a film whose ridiculous trailer inspired a hilarious mini-podcast from the Extra Hot Great crew last week. Moneyball got recognized for Brad Pitt’s performance (Best Actor, in conjunction with his other performance of the year, in The Tree of Life) and also for its Sorkin-tastic script. Harrummpphhhh. Best Supporting Actor is Albert Brooks for Drive, which I find fascinating. I am hoping he plays an underestimated criminal like he does in Out of Sight, one of my favorite movies ever. Jessica Chastain won Best Supporting Actress for the three of the dozen movies she appeared in this year, Take Shelter, The Tree of Life, and The Help (which I do not want to see–please Hollywood, do not make me see The Help! I’m so sorry Viola Davis!).

Margin Call, which I’m planning to see (maybe tomorrow?) was Best First Feature. The Circle also got a special early screening of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and awarded it…nothing. Which does not bode well, even though the trailer is great and I love David Fincher’s work, The Social Network notwithstanding. (Sorkin ruins everything.)

Here’s a complete rundown from The New York Times.

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