Thursday, 12 December 2013

WADJDA AND WINNIE ARE HITS WITH THE WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE


The two major female-centric critic groups in the US have announced their nominations in two days. The Women Film Critics Circle is often the more laughable of the two, but considering how stupid their choices tend to be, these aren't the worst. Now, I haven't seen Winnie Mandela, but I don't think it was very good. The WFCC did, though. Not so keen on Blue Is the Warmest Colour, like. Well, heck, each to their own.

Best Actor

·          Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
·          James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
·          Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon)
·          Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)

Best Actress
·          Judi Dench (Philomena)
·          Danai Gurira (Mother of George)
·          Jennifer Hudson (Winnie Mandela)
·          Barbara Sukowa (Hannah Arendt)

Best Family Film
      The Wind Rises

Best Movie about Women
·          Mother of George
·          Philomena
·          The Sapphires
·          Winnie Mandela

Best Foreign Film by or about Women
·          Augustine
·          Hannah Arendt
·          Inch Allah
·          Wadjda

Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie by or about Women
·          Fabulous Fashionistas
·          Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
·          Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
·          Raltat

Best Young Actress
·          Dianna Agron (The Family)
·          Onata Aprile (What Maisie Knew)
·          Elle Fanning (Ginger & Rosa)
·          Waad Mohammed (Wadjda)

Best Comedic Actress
·          Lake Bell (In a World…)
·          Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
·          Scarlett Johansson (Don Jon)
·          Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)

Best Movie by a Woman
·          Enough Said
·          Girls in the Band
·          Hannah Arendt
·          Inch Allah

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)
·          Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
·          Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said)
·          Darci Picoult (Mother of George)
·          Alice Winocour (Augustine)

Best Equality of the Sexes
·          Before Midnight
·          Enough Said
·          The Hot Flashes
·          Wadjda

Best Female Images in a Movie
·          Girls in the Band
·          Just Like a Woman
·          Philomena
·          Sunlight Jr.

Best Male Images in a Movie
·          Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
·          Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
·          James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
·          Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon)

Women’s Work / Best Ensemble
·          Ginger & Rosa
·          The Hot Flashes
·          Just Like a Woman
·          The Sapphires
·          Winnie Mandela

Best Animated Female
      Kristen Bell – ‘Anna’ (Frozen)

Worst Female Images in a Movie
·          The Bling Ring
·          Machete Kills
·          Sharon Stone (Lovelace)
·          Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Worst Male Images in a Movie
·          The Fifth Estate
·          Oldboy
·          Only God Forgives
·          Out of the Furnace

Special Mention Awards

Best Song
      Jennifer Hudson – ‘Would You Bleed for Love’ (Winnie Mandela)

Best Documentary by or about Women
·          Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners
·          Girls in the Band
·          Stories We Tell
·          Sweet Dreams

Best Screen Couple
      Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight)

Courage in Filmmaking
      Laura Poitras

Courage in Acting
      Soko (Augustine)

The Invisible Woman Award
      Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Adrienne Shelley Award
·          Augustine
·          Lovelace
·          Wadjda

Josephine Baker Award
·          12 Years a Slave
·          Go for Sisters

Karen Morley Award
·          Augustine
·          Wadjda
·          Winnie Mandela

Hall of Shame Award
      Blue Is the Warmest Colour
      The Canyons

Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year
      Kristin Scott Thomas (Only God Forgives)