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St. Louis Film Critics Award Nominees Announced

Joyful Sounds
December 14, 2011
The St. Louis Film Critics (SLFC), a professional association of working film critics in the St. Louis area, has announced the nominees of its annual St. Louis Film Critics Awards.

To be eligible for an award, a film must have been shown in the greater St. Louis area in a theater or at a film festival or series, or made available to SLFC members by screening or screener during the past year. Winners will be announced Dec. 19 by press release and online at www.stlfilmcritics.org.

The 2011 St. Louis Film Critics' Award nominees are:

Best Film

The Artist

The Descendants


My Week With Marilyn

Tree of Life

Best Director

David Fincher (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Terrence Malick (Tree of Life)

Alexander Payne (The Descendants)

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)

Best Actor

George Clooney (The Descendants)

Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Ryan Gosling (Drive)

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Actress

Viola Davis (The Help)

Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)

Saoirse Ronan (Hanna)

Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Best Supporting Actor

Albert Brooks (Drive)

John Goodman (The Artist)

John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene)

Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

Alan Rickman (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2)

Best Supporting Actress

Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)

Cate Blanchett (Hanna)

Jessica Chastain (Tree Of Life)

Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Seth Lochhead and David Farr (Hanna)

Terrence Malick (Tree Of Life)

Thomas McCarthy and Joe Tiboni (Win Win)

Will Reiser (50/50)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Hossein Amini and James Sallis (book) for Drive

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Kaui Hart Hemmings (novel) for The


Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller and Jim Henson (characters) for The Muppets

Tate Taylor and Kathryn Stockett (novel) for The Help

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin and Michael Lewis (book) for Moneyball

Best Cinematography

Jeff Cronenweth (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Janusz Kaminski (War Horse)

Emmanuel Lubezki (Tree Of Life)

Guillaume Schiffman (The Artist)

Newton Thomas Sigel (Drive)

Best Visual Effects

Captain America

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Super 8

Tree Of Life

Best Music

The Artist


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Muppets

Tree of Life

Best Foreign-Language Film

13 Assassins

I Saw The Devil

Point Blank


Winter in Wartime

Best Documentary

Being Elmo


Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

The Interrupters


Best Comedy


Crazy, Stupid, Love

Midnight In Paris

The Muppets



Best Animated Film

The Adventures of Tintin

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss In Boots



Best Art-House or Festival Film

- for artistic excellence in art-house cinema, limited to films that played at film festivals or film series or those that had a limited-release here, playing one or two cinemas.


Martha Marcy May Marlene

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Win Win

Best Scene

- favorite movie scene or sequence

The Artist: the dance scene finale

Drive: the beating in the elevator scene

Drive: the opening get-away scene

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: the opening credits

Hanna: Hanna's escape from captivity sequence

Melancholia: the last scene

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