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'A Separation' Tops International Cinephile Society Awards

"A Separation."
Breaking from the awards season pack in a pretty significant way, the International Cinephile Society announced that Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" led the winners of their 9th annual awards. 

"A Separation" took prizes for best picture, best ensemble, best screenplay and best film not in the English language. Other major winners included Terrence Malick, who took best director for "The Tree of Life," and actors Tom Cullen ("Weekend"), Brad Pitt ("The Tree of Life"), Anna Paquin and J. Smith-Cameron (both for "Margaret"), who each took a top honor in an acting category.

Formed in 2003, the International Cinephile Society is an online group made up of approximately 80 accredited journalists, film scholars, historians and other industry professionals who cover film festivals and events on five continents. Each year the ICS honors the finest in American and international cinema.

Complete list of winners and runners-up below.


PICTURE
01. A Separation
02. The Tree of Life
03. Mysteries of Lisbon
04. Certified Copy
05. Weekend
06. Margaret
07. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
08. Drive
09. Meek’s Cutoff
10. Hugo
11. Melancholia

DIRECTOR
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
runner-up: Asghar Farhadi – A Separation

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
01. A Separation
02. Mysteries of Lisbon
03. Certified Copy
04. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
05. The Skin I Live In
06. Poetry
07. House of Pleasures
08. Le Havre
09. Le Quattro Volte
10. Of Gods and Men

ACTOR
Tom Cullen – Weekend
runner-up: Peyman Moaadi – A Separation

ACTRESS
Anna Paquin – Margaret
runner-up: Juliette Binoche – Certified Copy

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brad Pitt – The Tree of Life
runner-up: Shahab Hosseini – A Separation

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
J. Smith-Cameron – Margaret
runner-up: Jessica Chastain – Take Shelter

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
runner-up: Weekend – Andrew Haigh

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Mysteries of Lisbon – Carlos Saboga and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan
runner-up: The Skin I Live In – Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki
runner-up: Mysteries of Lisbon – André Szankowski

EDITING
The Tree of Life – Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa
runner-up: Drive – Matthew Newman

PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Mill and the Cross – Marcel Slawinski, Katarzyna Sobanska-Strzalkowska
runner-up: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Maria Djurkovic

ORIGINAL SCORE
Drive – Cliff Martinez
runners-up: Mysteries of Lisbon – Jorge Arriagada and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Alberto Iglesias

ENSEMBLE
A Separation
runner-up: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

ANIMATED FILM
Rango
runner-up: Winnie the Pooh

DOCUMENTARY
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
runner-up: Nostalgia for the Light

BEST PICTURE NOT RELEASED IN 2011
• Alps
• Century of Birthing
• Declaration of War
• The Deep Blue Sea
• Elena
• Faust
• The Kid with a Bike
• Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
• This Is Not a Film
• The Turin Horse

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4 Comments

  • Mehrdadiii | February 26, 2012 1:17 AMReply

    خیلی هم خووووب

  • Dominic | February 23, 2012 7:43 AMReply

    Bravo. The superb A Separation, the perfect Tom Cullen, the excellent Andrew Haigh all acknowledged. The Academy should get foreign film right come Sunday but dismissing the remarkable Weekend highlights its genuflecting to the big money when 'little' films are often much richer experiences.

  • hamed foyouz | February 23, 2012 2:15 AMReply

    just separation ITS THE BEST

  • Thomas Earlham | February 22, 2012 6:04 PMReply

    Amazing that this group of cinephiles (who are they, does anyone know?) has such significantly more insightful taste than the Academy or any of the more established critics groups and their countless regional offspring, who've all become Plato's cave-dwellers in their desire to foreshadow the Oscars.