These things are ever so much more interesting when they aren’t just following the herd. Hugo is a great choice, as are Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain for Take Shelter. I Saw the Devil is also an unexpected and inspiring choice for Foreign Film. Senna is on a short list (along with Tabloid) of 2011 documentaries that didn’t live up to the advance hype for me, but whatever.

  • Film: “Hugo”
  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn, “Drive”
  • Actor: Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter”
  • Actress: Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
  • Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, “Drive”
  • Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, “Take Shelter”
  • Original Screenplay: “Midnight in Paris,” Woody Allen
  • Adapted Screenplay: “Drive,” Hossein Amini
  • Cinematography: “The Tree of Life,” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Original Score: “Attack the Block,” Steven Price
  • Foreign Language Film: “I Saw the Devil”
  • Documentary: “Senna”
  • Animated Feature: “Rango”
  • Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award: Jessica Chastain
  • First Film: “Attack the Block”
  • Austin Film Award: “Take Shelter”

Top 10 Films:
1. “Hugo”
2. “Drive”
3. “Take Shelter”
4. “Midnight in Paris”
5. “Attack the Block”
6. “The Artist”
7. “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
8. “I Saw the Devil”
9. “13 Assassins”
10. “Melancholia”

via: Variety

One Response to ““Hugo” tops with Austin film crickets”

  1. HUGO is indeed a great choice, as I consider it one of the best films of the year.

    Some major love for DRIVE there as well.

    The Korean choice is very interesting too, I agree.

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