16 January, 2012

"The Tree of Life" dominates first ever Georgia Film Critics Awards

"The Tree of Life" won 6 awards out of 8 nominations.
You can now add Georgia to the list of states and cities around the country that boast their own film critics groups and award presentations. The Georgia Film Critics Association released their slate of nominees for their inaugural awards last week and just this evening announced the winners. Although both "The Tree of Life" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" led the way with eight nominations each, the former received the lion's share of prizes with a total of six. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" was awarded Best Ensemble. "War Horse" won Best Score out of six nominations and both "Moneyball" and "Certified Copy" took home two awards each.

Brad Pitt won both Best Actor (for "Moneyball") and Best Supporting Actor (for "The Tree of Life"), while Juliette Binoche won Best Actress (for "Certified Copy") and newcomer Jessica Chastain was awarded prizes for Best Supporting Actress (for "The Tree of Life") and Breakthrough. Chastain bested fellow "The Tree of Life" star Hunter McCracken, British actor Tom Hiddleston ("Midnight in Paris," "Thor" & "War Horse"), as well as actors-turned-filmmakers Josh Radnor ("Happythankyoumoreplease") and Richard Ayoade ("Submarine") in the Breakthrough category.

Other awards went to "The Adventures of Tintin," "Midnight in Paris," "The Muppets," the Georgia-made "Sahkanaga" and racing documentary "Senna."

See the full list of winners and nominees after the jump.

Best Motion Picture
  • "The Adventures of Tintin"
  • "Another Earth"
  • "The Descendants"
  • "Drive"
  • "Moneyball"
  • "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
  • "The Tree of Life"
  • "War Horse"
  • "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
  • "Young Adult"

Best Director
  • "Drive" - Nicolas Winding Refn
  • "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - Tomas Alfredson
  • "The Tree of Life" - Terrence Malick
  • "War Horse" - Steven Spielberg
  • "We Need to Talk About Kevin" - Lynne Ramsay

Best Actor
  • George Clooney ("The Descendants")
  • Hunter McCracken ("The Tree of Life")
  • Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy")
  • Brad Pitt ("Moneyball")
  • Michael Shannon ("Take Shelter")

Best Actress
  • Juliette Binoche ("Certified Copy")
  • Viola Davis ("The Help")
  • Rooney Mara ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo")
  • Tilda Swinton ("We Need to Talk About Kevin")
  • Charlize Theron ("Young Adult")
  • Mia Wasikowska ("Jane Eyre")

Best Supporting Actor
  • Albert Brooks ("Drive")
  • Robert Forster ("The Descendants")
  • Tom Hardy ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy")
  • Brad Pitt ("The Tree of Life")
  • Max Von Sydow ("Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close")

Best Supporting Actress
  • Bérénice Bejo ("The Artist")
  • Sandra Bullock ("Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close")
  • Jessica Chastain ("The Tree of Life")
  • Kate Mara ("Happythankyoumoreplease")
  • Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants")

Best Original Screenplay
  • "50/50" - Will Reiser
  • "The Artist" - Michael Hazanavicius
  • "Midnight in Paris" - Woody Allen
  • "The Tree of Life" - Terrence Malick
  • "Young Adult" - Diablo Cody

Best Adapted Screenplay
  • "The Descendants" - Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash
  • "Moneyball" - Story: Stan Chervin; Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian
  • "The Muppets" - Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller
  • "Submarine" - Richard Ayoade
  • "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

Best Cinematography
  • "Drive"
  • "Moneyball"
  • "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
  • "The Tree of Life"
  • "War Horse"

Best Art Direction
  • "The Artist"
  • "Hugo"
  • "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
  • "The Tree of Life"
  • "War Horse"

Best Original Score
  • "The Adventures of Tintin" - John Williams
  • "Contagion" - Cliff Martinez
  • "Hanna" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Moneyball" - Mychael Danna
  • "War Horse" - John Williams

Best Original Song
  • "Life's A Happy Song" - Bret McKenzie ("The Muppets")
  • "Man or Muppet" - Bret McKenzie ("The Muppets")
  • "Pictures in My Head" - Aris Archontis, Jeannie Lurie, Chen Neeman ("The Muppets")
  • "So Long" - Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward ("Winnie the Pooh")
  • "Star Spangled Man" - Alan Menken, David Zippel ("Captain America: The First Avenger")

Best Ensemble
  • Contagion
  • The Ides of March
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • War Horse

Best Foreign Film
  • Certified Copy
  • The Human Resources Manager
  • In Darkness
  • Inuk
  • Sound of Noise

Breakthrough Award
  • Richard Ayoade ("Submarine")
  • Jessica Chastain ("Coriolanus," "The Debt," "The Help," "Take Shelter," "The Tree of Life")
  • Tom Hiddleston ("Midnight in Paris," "Thor," "War Horse")
  • Hunter McCracken ("The Tree of Life")
  • Josh Radnor ("Happythankyoumoreplease")

Best Animated Film
  • "The Adventures of Tintin"

Best Documentary
  • "Senna"

Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
  • "Sahkanaga" - John Henry Summerour

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