Sunday, November 20, 2011

New York Film Critics Circle Go First

We have 8 days until the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) yell "FIRST!" over the National Board of Review (NBR), which you know means it's time for some predictions.

Best Picture:
The Tree of Life
(Runners-Up: The Artist, Shame, Drive)

Best Director:
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
(Runners-Up: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Steve McQueen, Shame)

Best Lead Actor:
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
(Runners-Up: Michael Fassbender, Shame; Ryan Gosling, Drive/The Ides of March; Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)

Best Lead Actress:
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
(Runners-Up: Charlize Theron, Young Adult; Viola Davis, The Help; Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur)

Best Supporting Actor:
Albert Brooks, Drive
(Runners-Up: Christopher Plummer, Beginners; Patton Oswalt, Young Adult; Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris)

Best Supporting Actress:
Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
(Runners-Up: Marion Cotillard, Midnight in Paris; Carey Mulligan, Drive/Shame; Octavia Spencer, The Help)

Best Screenplay:
The Artist
(Runners-Up: Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, Young Adult)

Best Cinematography:
The Tree of Life
(Runners-Up: The Artist, Drive, Shame)

Best Animated Film:
The Adventures of Tin-Tin
(Runner-Up: Rango)

Best Non-Fiction Film:
(Runners-Up: Bill Cunningham New York; Project Nim; Pina)

Best Foreign Film:
A Separation
(Runners-Up: Miss Bala, The Skin I Inhabit)

Best First Film:
Martha Marcy May Marlene
(Runners-Up: Pariah, Coriolanus, Higher Ground)