Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Les Steves d'Or

Presenting...the 2011 Golden Steve Awards.

See above pontification...

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
The Artist
Certified Copy
Mysteries of Lisbon
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life

Best Director
Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Abbas Kiarostami, Certified Copy
Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Raoul Ruiz, Mysteries of Lisbon

Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Actress
Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy
Khomotso Manyaka, Life, Above All
Brit Marling, Another Earth
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Anna Paquin, Margaret
Jeong-hie Yun, Poetry

Best Supporting Actor
Adriano Luz, Mysteries of Lisbon
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
John C. Reilly, Terri
David Wenham, Oranges and Sunshine

Best Supporting Actress
Alice Barnole, House of Tolerance
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jeannie Berlin, Margaret
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
J. Smith-Cameron, Margaret

Best Screenplay--Adapted
The Hedgehog (Mona Achache)
Moneyball (Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Stan Chervin)
Mysteries of Lisbon (Carlos Saboga)
The Princess of Montpensier (Jean Cosmos, Francois-Olivier Rousseau, Bertrand Tavernier)
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan)

Best Screenplay--Original
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Beginners (Mike Mills)
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)
Poetry (Chang-dong Lee)
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)

Best Animated Feature
The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)
Arthur Christmas (Sarah Smith, Barry Cook)
A Cat in Paris (Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol)
Chico and Rita (Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba)
Rango (Gore Verbinski)
Winnie the Pooh (Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall)

Best Non-Fiction Film
The Arbor (Clio Barnard)
Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog)
The Interrupters (Steve James)
Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzman)
We Were Here (David Weissman, Bill Weber)

Best Foreign Language Film
House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello)
Mysteries of Lisbon (Raoul Ruiz)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Poetry (Chang-dong Lee)
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr)

Best Original Song
"Coeur Volant," Hugo
(Elizabeth Cotnoir, Isabelle Geffroy, Howard Shore)
"Lay Your Head Down," Albert Nobbs
(Brian Byrne, Glenn Close)
"Life's a Happy Song," The Muppets
(Bret McKenzie)
"Pictures in My Head," The Muppets
(Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman)
"Think You Can Wait," Win Win
(The National)
"Walk Lightly on the World," Jane's Journey
(Katie Melua)


polymathisthegoal said...

Surprised "in darkness" wasn't included in your foreign choices. I guess it's only being released in 2012 here though

harrylime said...

Exactly right. It had its brief qualifying run in NY and LA, but I wasn't able to attend those screenings. I'll have to consider it among next year's crop. (This was the case with "Life, Above All," South Africa's 2010 submission. It finally received a limited release last July and I saw it then. Lead actress Khomotso Manyaka is among this year's nominees.)

cherbrow said...

Impressive list

Anonymous said...

A list that includes 'Tree of Life' but not 'Melancholia'? I pass. My thought at the end of 'Melancholia' was, "Terence Malick, eat your heart out."

Mr. Allnut said...

Hey, my Steebert - where you been? Glad to be getting my annual dose of GSs. Wow, declaring The Tree of Life best pic - that takes some, uh, internal fortitude! You are the man! I must see Michael Shannon in Take Shelter - have you caught him yet in Boardwalk Empire? One intense dude - a pressure cooker - controlled, yet could blow at any second. So glad to see continued success for Bret McKenzie. Wish those Conchords hadn't taken flight. Can't bring myself to remove FOTC from my DVR - need the space but can't erase. Keep it up - need more of you more often. Later, Allnut