Monday, 19 December 2016


I wish I could honestly speak up for any and every critics group comprised solely of female journalists, but then the Women Film Critics Circle comes along and... well, you saw for yourself when they announced their nominations, if you were unlucky enough. And here are their award winners. And there you go. As per, some of these have changed since nominations were announced. But still, werk Ava DuVernay!

Best Actress
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Movie About Women
Hidden Figures

Best Movie by a Woman
13th (Ava DuVernay)

Best Comedic Actress
Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)
Ava DuVernay (13th)

Women's Work / Best Ensemble
Hidden Figures

Best Documentary by or About Women

Best Foreign Film by or About Women
The Handmaiden

Best Young Actress
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)

Best Female Images
Hidden Figures

Best Male Images

Worst Female Images
Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising

Worst Male Images
Dirty Grandpa

Special Mention Awards

Best Family Film
Queen of Katwe

Best Animated Female

Best Female Action Hero
The women of Ghostbusters

Best Screen Couple

Best Equality of the Sexes

Best Line
'I believe the characters we read on the page become more real than the men who stand beside us' (Jackie)

Courage in Filmmaking
Ava DuVernay (13th)

Courage in Acting (Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen)
Rebecca Hall (Christine)

Adrienne Shelley Award (For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)
American Honey

The Invisible Woman Award (Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored)
The women of Hidden Figures

Josephine Baker Award (For best expressing the woman of colour experience in America)
Hidden Figures

Karen Morley Award (For best exemplifying a woman's place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)
Hidden Figures

Acting and Activism Award
Emma Watson: UN Goodwill Ambassador, tells the UN General Assembly that universities need to be a safe space against campus sexual and racial assault, for women and people of colour

Lifetime Achievement Award
Annette Bening: For taking on roles that go against the grain of conventional female 'objective' beauty

Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award
Laura Linney (Nocturnal Animals)

WFCC Hall of Shame: Women Dating Their Rapists in Movies