The Best Film of 2011, without a doubt, is Snowtown, and it follows that it’s the best directed film of the year (Justin Kurzel).
Other bits and pieces:
Best Performance of the Year: Daniel Henshall in Snowtown
Second Best Performance of The Year: Saoirse Ronan in Hanna
Best Actor (American): Philip Seymour Hoffman in Moneyball
Best actress (American): Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady. Best Performance in a terrible movie, too.
Best Score: Hanna / The Chemical Brothers
Best Editing: Contagion / Stephen Mirrione
Armie Hammer in J. Edgar
Tilda Swinton in We Need To Talk About Kevin
Josh Lucas and John Batchelor in Red Dog
Kriv Stenders for making a modern classic in Red Dog
Joe Cornish for an amazing debut with Attack the Block
Jason Segal for keeping The Muppets real
The Help director Tate Taylor for not going too schmaltzy
Andy Serkis for Cesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Brad Pitt for The Tree of Life and Moneyball
Ryan Gosling for Drive
Duncan Jones for Source Code
Rob Lowe for Stories I Only Tell My Friends – easily the best film book of the year.
The death of Voldemort in Harry Potter Part End: The End Bit. It was beautiful.