Davis Awards 2011 - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis

Davis Awards 2011

artist.jpgBest Picture

  • The Artist – Thomas Langmann, Emmanuel Montamat
  • Drive – Michel Litvak, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Scott Rudin
  • The Help – Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green
  • The Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Brian Oliver
  • Moneyball – Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
  • Shame – Iain Channing, Emile Sherman

Best Director

  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
  • Steve McQueen – Shame
  • Lynne Ramsay – We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demian Bichir – A Better Life
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • Michael Fassbender – Shame
  • Ryan Gosling – Drive
  • Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris

help.jpgBest Actress in a Leading Role

  • Juliette Binoche – Certified Copy
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Adepero Oduye – Pariah
  • Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • George Clooney – The Ides of March
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Patton Oswalt – Young Adult
  • Brad Pitt – The Tree of Life

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Berenice Bejo – The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Anjelica Huston – 50/50
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
  • Carey Mulligan – Shame

Best Original Screenplay

  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
  • Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
  • Steve McQueen & Abi Morgan – Shame
  • Thomas McCarthy & Joe Tiboni – Win Win

moneyball.jpgBest Adapted Screenplay

  • Hossein Amini – Drive
  • Eric Roth – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • George Clooney & Grant Heslov – The Ides of March
  • Steve Zailian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin – Moneyball
  • Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Performance by a Cast Ensemble

  • The Artist – Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell
  • Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Jill Clayburgh, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Matt Lucas
  • Drive – Ryan Gosling, Albert Brooks, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac
  • The Help – Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, Chris Lowell, Mary Steenburgen, Ahna O’Reilly, Mike Vogel
  • The Ides of March – Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti

Best Original Score

  • Ludovic Bource – The Artist
  • Cliff Martinez – Drive
  • Alexandre Desplat – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Harry Escott Shame
  • Alexandre Desplat – The Tree of Life

Best Film Editing

  • Anne-Sophie Bion – The Artist
  • Matthew Newman – Drive
  • Claire Simpson – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Conrad Buff IV & Mark Goldblatt – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa – The Tree of Life

tree_of_life_ver2.jpgBest Cinematography

  • Guillame Schiffman – The Artist
  • Newton Thomas Sigel – Drive
  • Robert Richardson – Hugo
  • Emmanuel Lubeski – The Tree of Life
  • Janusz Kaminski – War Horse

Best Costume Design

  • Pierre-Yves Gayraud – Albert Nobbs
  • Mark Bridges – The Artist
  • Sharen Davis – The Help
  • Sandy Powell – Hugo
  • Sonia Granade – Midnight in Paris

Best Art Direction

  • Laurence Bennett – The Artist
  • Mark Ricker & Rena DeAngelo – The Help
  • Dante Ferretti, Dorothee Baussan, Francesca Lo Schiavo – Hugo
  • Maria Djurkovic – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Rick Carter, Lee Sandales – War Horse

Best Sound

  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
  • Drive
  • Hugo
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8

drive_ver5.jpgBest Song From/Used in a Motion Picture

  • “Lay Your Head Down” – Albert Nobbs
  • “A Real Hero” – Drive
  • “Coeue Volant” – Hugo
  • “Man or Mupper” – The Muppets
  • “New York, New York” – Shame

Best Animated Feature

  • Arthur Christmas
  • Rango
  • Winnie the Pooh


  • A Better Life
  • Bridesmaids
  • Certified Copy
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Pariah
  • A Separation
  • The Tree of Life
  • Warrior
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Win Win


  1. The Artist
  2. The Help
  3. Drive
  4. Shame
  5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  7. The Ides of March
  8. Moneyball
  9. Win Win
  10. A Better Life
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