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ACCA 2011

the-artist-logoBest Motion Picture

  • The Artist
    Thomas Langmann; Emmanuel Montamat – *WINNER*
  • The Descendants
    Jim Burke; Alexander Payne; Jim Taylor
  • Drive – *RUNNER UP*
    Michel Litvak; John Palermo; Marc Platt; Gigi Pritzker; Adam Siegel 
  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    David Rowling; J.K. Rowling
  • The Help
    Michael Barnathan; Chris Columbus; Brunson Green
  • Hugo
    Johnny Depp; Tim Headington; Graham King; Martin Scorsese
  • Midnight in Paris
    Letty Aronson; Jaume Roures; Stephen Tenenbaum
  • The Tree of Life
    Dede Gardner; Sarah Green; Grant Hill; Brad Pitt; Bill Pohlad

Best Achievement in Directing

  • David Fincher - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
  • Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
  • Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive *WINNER*
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo - *RUNNER UP*

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist - *RUNNER UP*
  • Michael Fassbender – Shame *WINNER*
  • Ryan Gosling – Drive
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis – The Help *WINNER*
  • Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - *RUNNER UP*
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Albert Brooks – Drive
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Brad Pitt – The Tree of Life - *RUNNER UP*
  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners *WINNER*
  • Alan Rickman – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Berenice Bejo – The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help - *RUNNER UP*
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids *WINNER*
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help
  • Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay

  • Will Reiser – 50/50
  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Kristin Wiig & Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids - *RUNNER UP*
  • Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris *WINNER*
  • Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Alexander Payne – The Descendants - *RUNNER UP*
  • Hossein Amini – Drive
  • Steven Zaillian – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Tate Taylor – The Help
  • Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, Stan Chervin – Moneyball

Best Cast Ensemble

  • The Artist – Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Uggie the Dog
  • Bridesmaids – Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Wendi McClendon-Lovey, Ellie Kemper, Jill Clayburgh, Matt Lucas, Rebel Wilson
  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis, John Hurt, Evanna Lynch, Domhnall Gleeson, Clemence Posey - *RUNNER UP*
  • The Help – Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Anna Camp, Ahna O’Reilly, Chris Lowell, Mike Vogel, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson *WINNER*
  • Midnight in Paris – Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Corey Stoll, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, Adrien Brody, Michael Sheen

Best Achievement in Art Direction

  • Robert Gould, Laurence Bennett - The Artist
  • Donald Graham Burt – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Stuart Craig, Stephanie McMillian – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - *RUNNER UP*
  • Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo – Hugo *WINNER*
  • Anne Seibel, Helene Dubreuil – Midnight in Paris
  • Rick Carter, Lee Sandales – War Horse

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • Guillaume Schiffman – The Artist
  • Newton Thomas Sigel – Drive
  • Eduardo Serra – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - *RUNNER UP*
  • Robert Richardson – Hugo
  • Emmanuel Lubezski – The Tree of Life *WINNER*

Best Achievement in Costume Design

  • Mark Bridges – The Artist *WINNER*
  • Jany Temime - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Sharen Davis – The Help
  • Sandy Powell – Hugo - *RUNNER UP*
  • Sonia Grande – Midnight in Paris

Best Achievement in Film Editing

  • Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Matthew Newman – Drive *WINNER*
  • Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - *RUNNER UP*
  • Thelma Schoonmaker – Hugo
  • Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa – The Tree of Life

Best Original Score

  • Ludovic Bource – The Artist *WINNER*
  • Cliff Martinez – Drive
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - *RUNNER UP*
  • Alexandre Desplat – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • John Williams – War Horse

Best Achievement in Sound

  • Drive - *RUNNER UP*
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8 *WINNER*
  • The Tree of Life

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes - *RUNNER UP*
  • Super 8
  • The Tree of Life

Best Animated Feature

  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - *RUNNER UP*
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Rango *WINNER*
  • Winnie the Pooh

Best Documentary Feature

  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • The Interrupters
  • Pina - *RUNNER UP*
  • Project Nim *WINNER*
  • Senna

Best Foreign Language Film

  • 13 Assassins
  • Certified Copy
  • Incendies
  • A Separation *WINNER*
  • The Skin I Live In - *RUNNER UP*

Honorable Mentions

  • 50/50
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Ides of March
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Melancholia
  • Moneyball
  • Shame
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • War Horse
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Young Adult

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  • John Rivera

    Wow The Artist over Drive. Can this mean something in the Academy idol competition?

  • http://premiercritic.blogspot.com Rohit Ramachandran

    Demian Bichir should’ve been there instead of Pitt, I would’ve personally traded Streep for Liana Liberato in Trust (It’s a pity no one saw it), Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley should’ve been there for supporting actor and actress instead of Rickman and Chastain. Ashgar Farhadi should’ve been there for best director and original screenplay instead of The Artist in both categories. Help could’ve been replaced by The Ides of March or A Dangerous Method.

    But there’s a lot right about this list. Way more accurate than the other award ceremonies this year. Nice to see Fincher, Refn, Gosling, Woodley. Great choice for Cinematography, Score, Sound, Editing athough I believe Jeff Cronenweth for Dragon Tattoo deserved a spot over Harry Potter.

  • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

    Interesting choices…

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  • Josh P.

    The wealth was really spread around this year, with only three films winning multiple awards. I was also not expecting The Artist to win here, I thought Drive had this in a walk. This community can always find ways to surprise you. And that Harry Potter win in visual effects over Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one more thing that makes me think that the Oscar for that film may not be as locked as it once was.

  • Holden

    Awesome winners. The only category I really have any qualms on is Ensemble. I think that Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy would have made a good winner, but other than that, I would have had most of the same nominees even.

    Very nice.

  • Steve

    Just for fun, here’s who I voted for:

    Picture: The Descendants
    Director: Martin Scorsese
    Actor: Brad Pitt
    Actress: Michelle Williams
    Supporting Actor: Jonah Hill
    Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley
    Original Screenplay: Bridesmaids
    Adapted Screenplay: Moneyball
    Ensemble: Bridesmaids
    Art Direction: Midnight in Paris
    Cinematography: Harry Potter
    Costume Design: Midnight in Paris
    Editing: Hugo
    Score: Harry Potter
    Sound: Harry Potter
    Visual Effects: Harry Potter
    Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin

  • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

    Good to know!

  • Josh P.

    To add to the fun, here’s what my ballot was:

    Best Picture: Drive
    Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
    Best Actor: Michael Fassbender
    Best Actress: Tilda Swinton
    Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks
    Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy
    Best Original Screenplay: 50/50
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Moneyball
    Best Cast Ensemble: The Help
    Best Art Direction: Hugo
    Best Cinematography: The Tree of Life
    Best Costume Design: Hugo
    Best Editing: Drive
    Best Score: Drive
    Best Sound: Drive
    Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    Best Animated Feature: Rango
    Best Documentary: Senna

    I realize Drive showed up on my ballot more than I initially wanted to, but it took the place of a lot of personal winners who were not nominated.

  • http://gl20.livejournal.com/ GL

    Wow, what an amazing selection. The fact that Fassbender won. And we had a split between picture and director. Also Editing and Picture and even Ensemble. My favorite part though is that “The Artist” tied with “Benjamin Button” with the most nominations ever, but their outcome was so much different. Amazing!