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Awards Circuit Staff Top Ten of 2011

berenicebejo theartistAs the year stands behind us and we gear up for the upcoming award shows including the Critics Choice Awards which will be broadcast on VH1, Thursday, January 12th @ 8pm ET.  Make sure you tune in.

As for our own critics here at the Awards Circuit, I am pleased to present the Staff Writers choices for the Top 10 Best Films of 2011.  Having a hand in hiring most of these writers that are on board, I am also eager to see the eclectic tastes as we try to form a non-consensus here at the site.  We fully embrace how we are all different and look at film in a different way from our next critic or reader.  We respect and we view with curiosity.  I sincerely hope the readership of the Awards Circuit will share your Top Ten films in the comment section because I’m eager to hear what you guys and gals loved in 2011 as well.

Without further ado, here is the Top Ten Films of 2011 for each writer including the Editor-in-Chief:

POSITIONCLAYTON DAVIS (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF)
1The Artist
2The Help
3Drive
4Rise of the Planet of the Apes
5Shame
6The Ides of March
7Moneyball
8Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
9Win Win
10We Need to Talk About Kevin
POSITIONANNA BELICKIS
1Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
2Bridesmaids
3Shame
4Hugo
5Crazy, Stupid, Love
650/50
7Young Adult
8The Artist
9The Help
10Warrior
POSITIONJOSEPH BRAVERMAN
1Shame
2Insidious
350/50
4Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
5The Eagle
6Drive
7Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
813 Assassins
9The Artist
10Horrible Bosses

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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