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Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award Winners

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award Winners


Best Film: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Best Screenplay, Original: Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
Best Screenplay, Adapted: (TIE) The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash; Moneyball – Steven Zallian and Aaron Sorkin
Best Documentary: Buck
Best Animated Film: Rango
Best Actress: Viola Davis as Abileen in The Help
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: (TIE) Janet McTeer as Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs; Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in Shame
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields in Beginners
Best Ensemble Cast: Bridesmaids
Best Editing: Hugo – Thelma Schoonmaker
Best Cinematography: The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Film Music Or Score: (TIE) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Original Score; Hanna – The Chemical Brothers, Original Score
Best Non-English-Language Film: A Separation – Ashgar Farhadi, Iran


Best Woman Director: Lynne Ramsey – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Best Woman Screenwriter: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids
Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: (TIE) Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; Saoirse Ronan as Hanna in Hanna
Best Animated Female: Isla Fisher as Beans in Rango
Best Breakthrough Performance: Elizabeth Olsen as Martha in Martha Marcy May Marlene
Female Icon Award: Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs
Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer in The Debt
This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry: Jessica Chastain for performances in four highly acclaimed films
AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism: Angelina Jolie for UN work and making In The Land of Blood and Honey to raise awareness about genocide.


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award: The Hollywood Reporter for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent: All actresses in New Year’s Eve
Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Unforgettable Moment Award: The Artist – The sound of the glass clinking on the table.
Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: (TIE) Melancholia – Justine in the moonlight.; Shame – Opening sequence on the subway train.
Sequel Or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award: The Hangover Part II
Most Egregious Love Interest Age Difference Award: (TIE) Albert Nobbs – Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasilkowska (22); Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I – Bella (18) and Edward (Over 100)


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