Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2011 Film Guy Awards

2011 was a pretty dodgy year for the Oscars in my book. While The Artist deservingly took home Best Picture, I still felt the overall lineup at the ceremony was rather neutered. In a year full of edgy and modern films, well-crafted genre films, and even comedies, the Academy still stuck to tradition by nominating safe topical films and used their prevalent "buddy system". But no matter because that leads to the fun of creating your own ballot. Here are the 2011 Film Guy Awards. Enjoy!


* means the winner

Best Picture:
50/50
Attack The Block
Drive
Shame
Weekend*

Best Director:
Joe Cornish, Attack The Block
David Fincher, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Andrew Haigh, Weekend
Steve McQueen, Shame
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive*

Best Actor:
Tom Cullen, Weekend
Michael Fassbender, Shame*
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Chris New, Weekend

Best Actress:
Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur
Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Charlize Theron, Young Adult*

Best Supporting Actor:
John Boyega, Attack The Block
Albert Brooks, Drive*
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Brad Pitt, Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Chastain, Tree of Life
Melanie Laurent, Beginners
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Carey Mulligan, Shame*
Kim Wayans, Pariah

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants
Drive*
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin


Best Original Screenplay:
50/50
Attack The Block
Bridesmaids
Shame
Weekend*

Best Cinematography:
Drive*
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life

Best Editing:
Drive
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hanna
Shame
Weekend*

Best Production Design:
The Artist
Hanna
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II*
Hugo
Midnight in Paris

Best Costume Design:
The Artist
Drive
Hugo*
Midnight in Paris
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Visual Effects:
Attack The Block*
Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
X-Men: First Class

Best Makeup:
Attack The Block
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II*
X-Men: First Class

Best Sound:
Drive
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hanna*
Shame
Super 8

Best Original Score:
The Artist
Drive
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hanna
Shame*

Best Song:
"Star Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger
"Nightfall" from Drive
"Real Human Being" from Drive*
"The Immigrant Song" from Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
"Marcy's Song" from Martha Marcy May Marlene

(updated 08/21/15)