Friday, 16 December 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS! WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINATIONS!


It's the news you've all been waiting for, SOS' Christmas present to you all! Slash not. The Women Film Critics Circle is no doubt trying to good work in voting for their specific, highly idiosyncratic favourites (and least favourites) in film from 2016. But this is the WFCC, and regular Oscarwatchers will know what to expect from the WFCC. A few examples: praising the risible, racist, homophobic Nina Simone biopic Nina (and listing its lead as Theresa Saldana...) whilst condemning Elle; thinking that there are animated female characters in The BFG; shaming 'bad' moms and rape survivors. It's perhaps not for me - not a woman - to criticize the WFCC - lots of women. But you already know how I feel... When will they announce their award winners? Who knows? Who cares?

Best Actress
Rebecca Hall (Christine)
Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Matthew McConaughey (Free State of Jones)
Christopher Plummer (Remembers)

Best Movie About Women
20th Century Women
Certain Women
Christine
Hidden Figures

Best Movie by a Woman
13th
Certain Women
The Dressmaker
Queen of Katwe

Best Comedic Actress
Judy Davis (The Dressmaker)
Sally Field (Hello, My Name Is Doris)
Greta Gerwig (Maggie's Plan)
Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)
Ava DuVernay (13th)
Amy Fox (Equity)
Rebecca Miller (Maggie's Plan)
Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women)

Women's Work / Best Ensemble
20th Century Women
The Dressmaker
Ghostbusters
Hidden Figures

Best Documentary by or About Women
13th
Audrie & Daisy
The Eagle Huntress
Miss Sharon Jones!

Best Foreign Film by or About Women
Julieta
The Handmaiden
Things to Come
Toni Erdmann

Best Young Actress
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
Sasha Lane (American Honey)
Madina Nalwanga (Queen of Katwe)
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)

Best Female Images
Certain Women
Hidden Figures
Loving
Queen of Katwe

Best Male Images
Free State of Jones
Loving
Paterson
Snowden

Worst Female Images
Elle
Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising
The obese naked women dancing (Nocturnal Animals)
Zoolander 2

Worst Male Images
Dirty Grandpa
Frank & Lola
Weiner
Zoolander 2

Special Mention Awards

Best Family Film
Hidden Figures
Kubo and the Two Strings
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Queen of Katwe

Best Animated Female
The BFG
Finding Dory
Moana
Your Name.

Best Female Action Hero
Gal Gadot - 'Wonder Woman' (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Emma Watson (Colonia)
The women of Free State of Jones
The women of Ghostbusters

Best Screen Couple
Allied
Loving
Paterson
Snowden

Best Equality of the Sexes
Allied
Hidden Figures
Loving
Paterson

Best Line in a Movie
'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)
Janet Grillo (Jack of the Red Hearts)
Meera Menon (Equity)
Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women)

Courage in Acting (Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Rebecca Hall (Christine)
Zoe Saldana (Nina)

Adrienne Shelly Award (For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)
American Honey
Audrie & Daisy
Colonia
The Uncondemned

The Invisible Woman Award (Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Rebecca Hall (Christine)
Zoe Saldana (Nina)
The women of Hidden Figures

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

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

Acting and Activism Award
Geena Davis
Jane Fonda
Emma Watson
Shailene Woodley

Lifetime Achievement Award
Julie Andrews
Annette Bening
Martha Coolidge
Viola Davis

Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award
Mila Kunis (Bad Moms)
Laura Linney (Nocturnal Animals)
Emma Thompson (Barney Thomson)
Renee Zellweger (The Whole Truth)

WFCC Hall of Shame: Women Dating Their Rapists in Movies
Elle
Frank & Lola
Sunset Song