And My Awards…

AWARDS 2011:

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

Honorable mentions:

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.

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