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“The Tree of Life” takes top prize in San Francisco – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: On Sunday, multiple critics groups from New York to L.A. gathered to analyze the year in film and vote on their winners. “The Artist” performed well in Boston and Manhattan, while L.A. went with Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” But late in the evening, San Francisco revealed its collective suggestions for year’s best, going with Terrence Malick’s brilliant “The Tree of Life.”

Emmanuel Lubezki also grabbed a trophy for his “Tree of Life” cinematography.

Acting awards went to Gary Oldman and Tilda Swinton for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” respectively. Supporting actor and actress trophies went to Albert Brooks for “Drive” and Vanessa Redgrave for “Coriolanus.”

Supporting actor and actress awards went to Albert Brooks for Drive and Vanessa Redgrave for Coriolanus.

“Tinker” also took home adapted screenplay honors for Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, while J.C. Chandor earned the best original screenplay prize for “Margin Call.” Gore Verbinski’s “Rango” won best animated feature. “Certified Copy” was named best foreign language film. And “Tabloid” took home best documentary.

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Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
– The cast of “The Artist.”
Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs.”

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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