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February 20, 2011 5:39 AM
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"A Prophet" Leads International Cinephile Society's 8th Annual Honors

A scene from Jacques Audiard's "The Prophet." Image courtesy of Sony Classics.

The International Cinephile Society announced their annual award winners this weekend, with Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" leading a very eclectic and against-the-grain set of winners. None of them even nominated for Oscars, the five acting winners consisted of Édgar Ramírez taking best actor for "Carlos," Lesley Manville and Giovanna Mezzogiorno tying for best actress for "Another Year" and "Vincere," respectively, Olivia Williams winning best supporting actress for "The Ghost Writer," and Niels Arestrup winning supporting actor for "A Prophet."

An online group "made up of approximately 55 accredited journalists, film scholars, historians and other industry professionals who cover film festivals and events on five continents," this is the ICS's 8th annual winners. Check out the full list below, and of all the announced awards so far this year here.

PICTURE
01. A Prophet
02. Carlos
03. Another Year
04. The Social Network
05. Everyone Else
06. I Am Love
07. Blue Valentine
08. Black Swan
09. Exit Through the Gift Shop
10. Inception

DIRECTOR
Jacques Audiard – A Prophet
runner-up: Olivier Assayas – Carlos

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
01. A Prophet
02. Carlos
03. Everyone Else
04. I Am Love
05. White Material
06. Wild Grass
07. Mother
08. Dogtooth
09. Vincere
10. Secret Sunshine

Honorable Mentions: In a great year for foreign-language films, four made our Best Picture list (a record), and the competition for slots on the foreign-language list was truly fierce. This year it took almost twice as many votes to make it as in prior years. So we include here five honorable mentions: outstanding films that just missed, yet were passionately loved by a minority and certainly deserved this accolade.

• Alamar
• Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl
• The Illusionist
• Our Beloved Month of August
• The Portuguese Nun

ACTOR
Édgar Ramírez – Carlos
runner-up: Tahar Rahim – A Prophet

ACTRESS
Lesley Manville – Another Year & Giovanna Mezzogiorno – Vincere
runner-up: Tilda Swinton – I Am Love

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Niels Arestrup – A Prophet
runner-up: John Hawkes – Winter's Bone

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Williams – The Ghost Writer
runner-up: Elle Fanning – Somewhere

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Year – Mike Leigh
runner-up: Everyone Else – Maren Ade

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
runner-up: Wild Grass – Alex Reval & Laurent Herbiet

CINEMATOGRAPHY
I Am Love – Yorick Le Saux
runner-up: True Grit – Roger Deakins

EDITING
The Social Network – Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall
runner-up: Carlos – Luc Barnier & Marion Monnier

PRODUCTION DESIGN
I Am Love – Francesca Balestra Di Mottola
runner-up: Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas

ORIGINAL SCORE
The Social Network – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
runner-up: The Ghost Writer – Alexandre Desplat

ENSEMBLE
Another Year
runner-up: The Kids Are All Right

ANIMATED FILM
The Illusionist
runner-up: Summer Wars

DOCUMENTARY
Exit Through the Gift Shop
runner-up: Boxing Gym

EDITOR'S DISCLAIMER: Peter Knegt is a voting member of ICS

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1 Comment

  • carter | February 21, 2011 4:43 AMReply

    This is what this award season should have looked like. Nice Work ICS.