“The Artist” wins with Boston Film Critics – AWARDS ALLEY
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: As if there wasn’t enough going on Sunday afternoon, with the L.A. and New York Film Critics Online handing out their annual awards, the Boston Film Critics Association gathered to nominate their Best of 2011, settling on Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist.”
The Boston critics named Martin Scorsese as the year’s best director for “Hugo.” Top acting awards went to Brad Pitt (for “Moneyball”) and Michelle Williams (for “My Week with Marilyn”).
A full list of awards is listed below:
Best Picture: THE ARTIST. Runner-Up: HUGO and MARGARET
Bets Documentary: PROJECT NIM
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for HUGO. Close runner-up: THE ARTIST.
Best Actor: Brad Pitt for MONEYBALL Runners up: George Clooney for THE DESCENDANTS, Michael Fassbender for SHAME
Best Actress (another competitive one!): Michelle Williams for MY WEEK WITH MARILYN.
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for DRIVE.
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy for BRIDESMAIDS. Jeannie Berlin: close second for MARGARET.
Best Ensemble: CARNAGE.
Best Foreign Film: INCENDIES. (Runners up: A SEPARATION and POETRY)
Best Screenplay: MONEYBALL!
Best Use of Music: Cliff Martinez, DRIVE and Ludovic Bource, THE ARTIST (tie) Runner up: THE DESCENDANTS
Best Editing: Christian Marclay for THE CLOCK Runner-up: HUGO.
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, THE TREE OF LIFE. Runner-up: HUGO.
Best New Filmmaker (David Brudnoy Award): Sean Durkin for MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Runner-up: J. C. Chandor for MARIN CALL.
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