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'Iron Lady' and 'Kevin' Top Women Film Critics' Awards

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 19, 2011 at 10:57AM

The Women Film Critics Circle Awards have been announced, with "The Iron Lady" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin" tying for top honors in the "best movie by a woman" category.
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Meryl Streep Gears Up for Awards Season in "The Iron Lady" Teaser
Meryl Streep in her Oscar-Winning Role as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady"

The Women Film Critics Circle Awards have been announced, with "The Iron Lady" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin" tying for top honors in the "best movie by a woman" category.

Other major winners included "The Help" (best movie about women), Abi Morgan (best woman screenwriter), Viola Davis and George Clooney (best actress and actor).
 
Full list of winners and nominees below. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN – tied

  • The Iron Lady
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Pariah
  • The Whistleblower

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN

  • The Help
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Cracks
  • Rid Of Me

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER
Screenwriting Award

  • The Iron Lady [Abi Morgan] 
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey [Angelina Jolie]
  • Pariah [Dee Reese]
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin [Lynne Ramsay]

BEST ACTRESS

  • Viola Davis: The Help
  • Jessica Chastain: The Debt/The Help
  • Meryl Streep: The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton: We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTOR

  • George Clooney: The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin: The Artist
  • Tom Hardy: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/Warrior
  • Ryan Gosling: Drive, The Ides Of March

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS

  • Melissa McCarthy: Bridesmaids
  • Katie O’Grady: Rid Of Me
  • Sarah Jessica Parker: I Don’t Know How She Does It
  • Kristen Wiig: Bridesmaids

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS

  • Shailene Woodley: The Descendants
  • Jordana Beatty: Judy Moody
  • Liana Liberato: Trust
  • Amara Miller: The Descendants

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

  • The Hedgehog
  • A Separation
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey
  • When We Leave

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • The Whistleblower
  • Albert Nobbs
  • The Iron Lady
  • Soul Surfer

WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • Melancholia
  • Jack And Jill
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Young Adult

BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • The Descendants
  • 50/50
  • Meet Monica Velour
  • Of Gods And Men

WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • Hangover 2
  • No Strings Attached
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Straw Dogs

BEST DOCUMENTARIES BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

  • Always Faithful
  • The Price Of Sex
  • The Woman With The Five Elephants
  • Women Art Revolution

BEST FAMILY FILM

  • Hugo
  • Judy Moody
  • The Muppets
  • The Adventures of Tintin

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES

  • Puss N Boots 3D
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Gnomeo And Juliet
  • Kung Fu Panda 2

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES

  • The Debt
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • The Iron Lady
  • Midnight In Paris

COURAGE IN ACTING
Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen

  • Glenn Close: Albert Nobbs
  • Josiane Balasko: The Hedgehog
  • Mimi Chakarova: The Price Of Sex
  • Tilda Swinton: We Need To Talk About Kevin

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD
Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored

  • Miral: Hiram Abbass
  • Meeks Cutoff: Michelle Williams
  • Danai Gurira: 3 Backyards
  • Red Shirley

WOMEN’S WORK: BEST ENSEMBLE

  • The Help
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Whistleblower

BEST SCREEN COUPLE

  • The Artist: Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin
  • Gnomeo And Juliet
  • The Iron Lady
  • Like Crazy

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • Kathy Bates
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Hiam Abbass
  • Michelle Yeoh

ACTING AND ACTIVISM

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Mia Farrow
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Alfre Woodard

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD
For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women

  • The Whistleblower
  • In A Better World
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey
  • Life, Above All

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD
For best expressing the woman of color experience in America

  • The Help
  • America
  • Pariah
  • 3 Backyards

KAREN MORLEY AWARD
For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity

  • Albert Nobbs
  • The Conspirator
  • Meek’s Cutoff
  • Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

MOMMIE DEAREST WORST SCREEN MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Judi Dench: J. Edgar

This article is related to: Critics' Groups





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