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San Diego Film Critics Society 2011 Nominations

Featuring Happy Feet Two, Moneyball & Drive

Drive

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  • Drive
  • Hugo
  • Take Shelter
  • Into the Abyss
  • Beginners
  • Happy Feet Two
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The San Diego Film Critics Society was founded in 1996 to provide a diverse critical opinion about movies, advance film education and to recognize excellence in cinema. The group is comprised of 17 print, radio, and online writers from around San Diego County.

My inaugural year as a member of the San Diego Film Critics Society has been an eventful one, meeting writers I've long admired and passionately debating the merits of many essential films. It's been especially exciting during the last month (or "crunch-time" as we like to call it), as my colleagues and I have attended advanced screenings and waded through piles of DVD screeners in order to to determine the year's best films and performances. Without further adieu, we are proud to announce the fruit of that labor: the official nominations for SDFCS's annual awards, which will be voted upon as a group Wednesday, December 14. Below, you'll find the nominations in full.

BEST FILM
DRIVE
HUGO
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
THE ARTIST
THE TREE OF LIFE

BEST DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese - HUGO
Michel Hazanavicius - THE ARTIST
Nicolas Winding Refn - DRIVE
Terrence Malick - THE TREE OF LIFE
Woody Allen - MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

BEST ACTRESS
Brit Marling - ANOTHER EARTH
Elizabeth Olsen - MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Michelle Williams - MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Tilda Swinton - WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
Viola Davis - THE HELP

BEST ACTOR
Brad Pitt - MONEYBALL
Brendan Gleeson - THE GUARD
George Clooney - THE DESCENDANTS
Jean Dejardin - THE ARTIST
Michael Shannon - TAKE SHELTER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Bérénice Bejo - THE ARTIST
Carey Mulligan - SHAME 
Jessica Chastain - THE HELP
Mélanie Laurent - BEGINNERS
Shailene Woodley - THE DESCENDANTS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks - DRIVE
Andy Serkis - RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Christopher Plummer - BEGINNERS
Max von Sydow - EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Nick Nolte - WARRIOR

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius - THE ARTIST
Mike Mills - BEGINNERS
Thomas McCarthy - WIN WIN
Will Reiser - 50/50
Woody Allen - MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash - THE DESCENDANTS
Hossein Amini - DRIVE
John Logan - HUGO
Steve Kloves - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2
Steve Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin - MONEYBALL