WFCC 2011

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s 2011 achievement awards from the Women Film Critics Circle — of which I am a proud member! Unless otherwise noted, the award goes to the director on behalf of the entire cast & crew.

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN [TIE]: The Iron Lady (Phyllida Lloyd)/We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN: The Help (Tate Taylor)

BEST STORYTELLER: Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady)

BEST ACTRESS: Viola Davis (The Help)

BEST ACTOR: George Clooney (The Descendants)

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS: Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

BEST FOREIGN FILM: The Hedgehog (Mona Achache)

BEST FEMALE IMAGES: The Whistleblower (Larysa Kondracki)

WORST FEMALE IMAGES: Melancholia (Lars von Trier)

BEST MALE IMAGES: The Descendants (Alexander Payne )

WORST MALE IMAGES: Hangover 2 (Todd Phillips)

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT WOMEN: Semper Fi: Always Faithful (Tony Hardmon & Rachel Libert)

BEST FAMILY FILM: Hugo (Martin Scorsese)

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES: Puss ‘N Boots (Chris Miller)

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES: The Debt (John Madden)

COURAGE IN ACTING: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD [TIE]: Hiam Abbass (Miral)/Michelle Williams (Meek’s Cutoff)

BEST UNRELEASED MOVIE: Miss Representation (Jennifer Siebel Newsom)

WOMEN’S WORK [BEST FEMALE ENSEMBLE]: The Help (Tate Taylor)

BEST SCREEN COUPLE: Berenice Bejo & Jean Dujardin in The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD [TIE]: Kathy Bates/Cicely Tyson

ACTING AND ACTIVISM AWARD: Elizabeth Taylor

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: The Whistleblower

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD: The Help

KAREN MORLEY AWARD: Albert Nobbs

MOMMIE DEAREST [WORST SCREEN MOM OF THE YEAR]: Judi Dench (J. Edgar)

Best Actress: Viola Davis in THE HELP

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

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

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

*COURAGE IN ACTING: Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen.

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

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