Saturday, 24 December 2011


Best Picture
1.    The Artist
2.       Drive
3.       The Descendants
4.       Hugo
5.       Shame
6.       Moneyball
7.       Midnight in Paris
8.       Melancholia
9.       The Tree of Life
10.    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Director
                Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
                George Clooney (The Descendants)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
                Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
                Albert Brooks (Drive)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
                Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Best Original Screenplay
                Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Adapted Screenplay
                Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball)
Best Animated Feature
                The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Best Documentary
                Page One: Inside the New York Times
Best Foreign Language Film
                The Skin I Live In
Best First Feature
                Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Best Guilty Pleasure
                Fright Night
Obviously Worst Film
                Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Not-So-Obviously Worst Film
                The Hangover Part II

That Top 10 is great, isn't it? So many of my favourite films of the year: Shame, Melancholia, Drive, Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - k, I haven't seen it, but I expect it to be pretty damn good, based on my own tastes and expectations. Other than that, I'm not a big fan of these results - Clooney, Williams and Spencer aren't the most exciting choices, and I can't help but think that people must be voting for The Skin I Live In purely because it's Almodovar, because it's pretty shit. And in what sense is The Hangover Part II not obviously one of the year's worst films? At least they mentioned it.