The Top 10 Best Movies of 2011, and the Worst! Plus, Runners-Up! The Good, the Bad, the Ugly! 

From blockbusters to art house films, 2011 was full of surprises. We were entertained by movies featuring a curious boy named Hugo or a group of youngsters investigating a possible alien invasion in their hometown. But as this list can attest, sometimes, silence is golden. (Check out my Top 10 Video below) Read More...

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Welcome Back Tom Cruise! "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" Tops Christmas Box-Office 

Paramount's "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" led the very busy Christmas weekend at the movies! The Tom Cruise vehicle landed at no. 1 with an estimated $46.2 million for the four-day Holiday weekend. So far, the fourth installment of the popular franchise has taken in $78.6 million in domestic total and a worldwide sum of $218.6 million. Yup, it's safe to say that "MI4" accomplished its impossible mission -- to make Cruise cool again! (My interview with director Brad Bird right here, and with Simon Pegg right here)

Meanwhile, the "Sherlock Holmes" sequel came out of the shadows and bounced back, regaining its momentum at No. 2 with $31.8 million. At No. 3 was "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" with $20 million.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," the David Fincher adaptation of the popular Stieg Larsson novel opened at No. 4 with a healthy $19.4 million debut, and rounding out the Top 5 was "The Adventures of Tintin" from director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson. The animated tale scored a $16.1 million opening for Paramount.

Speaking of Spielberg, his "War Horse" galloped at No. 7. In just two days (it opened Christmas Day), the war drama about a friendship between a boy and his horse opened with $15 million.

Here's the Top 20 box-office movies for Christmas weekend:

1. "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol," Paramount, $46,210,000, 3,448 locations, $13,402 average, $78,645,000, two weeks.

2. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," Warner Bros., $31,810,000, 3,448 locations, $9,226 average, $90,564,000, two weeks.

3. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," Fox, $20,000,000, 3,734 locations, $5,356 average, $56,940,187, two weeks.

4. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Sony, $19,400,000, 2,914 locations, $6,658 average, $27,716,000, one week.

5. "The Adventures of Tintin," Paramount, $16,100,000, 3,087 locations, $5,215 average, $24,107,000, one week.

6. "We Bought a Zoo," Fox, $15,600,000, 3,117 locations, $5,005 average, $15,600,000, one week.

7. "War Horse" (opened Sunday), Disney, $15,025,000, 2,376 locations, $6,324 average, $15,025,000, one week.

8. "The Darkest Hour" (opened Sunday), Summit, $5,500,000, 2,324 locations, $2,367 average, $5,500,000, one week.

9. "New Year's Eve," Warner Bros., $4,950,000, 2,585 locations, $1,915 average, $34,287,000, three weeks.

10. "The Descendants," Fox Searchlight, $3,425,000, 813 locations, $4,213 average, $33,716,552, six weeks.

11. "The Muppets," Disney, $3,355,000, 1,752 locations, $1,915 average, $76,911,000, five weeks.

12. "Hugo," Paramount, $3,300,000, 1,256 locations, $2,627 average, $44,927,000, five weeks.

13. "Arthur Christmas," Sony, $3,100,000, 1,804 locations, $1,718 average, $44,062,000, five weeks.

14. "The Sitter," Fox, $3,000,000, 1,786 locations, $1,680 average, $23,488,202, three weeks.

15. "Young Adult," Paramount, $2,775,000, 987 locations, $2,812 average, $8,184,000, three weeks.

16. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1," Summit, $2,150,000, 1,603 locations, $1,341 average, $270,951,901, six weeks.

17. "The Artist," Weinstein Co., $1,402,000, 167 locations, $8,395 average, $2,900,430, five weeks.

18. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Focus, $1,210,160, 55 locations, $22,003 average, $2,311,670, three weeks.

19. "My Week with Marilyn," Weinstein Co., $888,000, 602 locations, $1,475 average, $7,307,196, five weeks.

20. "Puss in Boots," Paramount, $685,000, 389 locations, $1,761 average, $143,935,000, nine weeks.


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Win Exclusive Prizes from "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and "The Adventures of Tintin" from Paramount Pictures 

This week on Manny's Movie Giveaway, we have two fantastic prize packs courtesy of Paramount Pictures. We're giving away prizes from "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and "The Adventures of Tintin." One lucky winner will get all prizes! First, "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol": (Watch video below!)

One "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" T-Shirt
Water Bottle
Mini Posters

Then, for "The Adventures of Tintin":

One "The Adventures of Tintin" Canvass Bag
Mini Posters
Ty Beanie Baby of Snowy





Sorry international friends, only U.S. residents please?

Once again, thanks for our friends at Paramount Pictures, and good luck!

Here's more info on "Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" from Yahoo:

Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Sequel and Thriller
December 16th, 2011 (IMAX); December 21st (wide)
PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements.

Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt must clear his agency's name and prevent another attack.

Cast & Crew


Tom Cruise -- Ethan Hunt
Jeremy Renner -- William Brandt
Simon Pegg -- Benji Dunn
Paula Patton -- Jane Carter
Michael Nyqvist -- Kurt Hendricks
Vladimir Mashkov -- Anatoly Sidirov
Josh Holloway -- Trevor Hanaway
Anil Kapoor -- Brji Nath
Lea Seydoux -- Sabine Moreau
Tom Wilkinson -- IMF Secretary

"The Adventures of Tintin"

The unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy as they discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin finds himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to dastardly pirate named Red Rackham.

Genres: Kids/Family, Action/Adventure, Animation and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.
Release Date: December 21st, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking.
Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Cast and Credits

Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Peter Jackson

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Your Updated, Complete Guide to Awards Season 2011-2012! Check Out Winners/Nominees of All Award-Giving Bodies 

As we walk down towards the Super Bowl of the movie awards season aka the Academy Awards aka the Oscars, all the various critics associations and guilds release their own kudofest. It can get confusing and beguiling, so I created a nifty package for you -- I compiled all the nominees, winners of various award-giving bodies so you can make informed decision when it comes to predicting the Oscars.

Come and take the Awards Avenue with me!

And here we go (click on each link):

AFI Awards
Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA Awards
Black Film Critics Circle
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
British Independent Film Awards
Chicago Film Critics Association
Cinema Eye Honors
Critics' Choice (Broadcast Film Critics Association)
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics
Detroit Film Critics
Dublin Film Critics Awards
European Film Awards
Florida Film Critics Circle
Golden Globe Awards
Gotham Awards
Houston Film Critics Awards
IDA Awards
Independent Spirit Award Nominations
Indiana Film Critics
Las Vegas Film Critics
London Critics' Circle Film Awards
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
New York Film Critics Online Awards
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Online Film Critics Society
Phoenix Film Critics Awards
San Francisco Critics Awards
Satellite Awards (International Press Academy)
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award
Southeastern Film Critics Association
St. Louis Film Critics
Toronto Film Critics Awards
Utah Film Critics
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
Women Film Critics Circle

Our friends at IndieWire provide this nifty list of:

Summary of Winners:

Best Picture:

The Artist: 7 wins (NYFFC, NYFCO, Indiana, Las Vegas, St. Louis, San Diego, Boston, DC), 11 noms (BFCA, Detroit, Pheonix, Chicago Houston, Spirits, Southeastern, Satellites, Globes, EFA, NBR)

The Descendants: 5 wins (Dallas-Forth Worth, Southeastern, Satellites, LA, Houston), 12 noms (Globes, BFCA, Detroit, St. Louis, Phoenix, AFI, NBR, Chicago, Gothams, Spirits, Indiana, DC)

The Tree of Life: 5 wins (SF, Gothams, Toronto, Chicago, African-Americans), 10 noms (BFCA, Detroit, Phoenix, St. Louis, Houston, Southeastern, San Diego, LA, AFI, NBR)

Hugo: 1 win (NBR), 11 noms (Globes, BFCA, Chicago, Southeastern, Detroit, AFI, Phoenix, Boston, DC, Satellites, San Diego)

Beginners: 1 win (Gothams), 1 nom (Spirits)

Melancholia: 1 win (EFA)

Tyrannosaur: 1 win (BIFA)

Drive: 11 noms (BFCA, Houston, Chicago, Southeastern, Phoenix, St. Louis, NBR, DC, Spirits, San Die Satellites)

Midnight in Paris: 8 noms (Globes, BFCA, Southeastern, San Diego, Pheonix, Houston, AFI, Satellites)

War Horse: 7 noms (Globes, BFCA, Southeastern, Houston, AFI, NBR, Satellites)

The Help: 7 noms (Globes, BFCA, Southeastern, Houston, AFI, Phoenix Satellites)

Moneyball: 6 noms (Globes, BFCA, Southeastern, AFI, Pheonix, Satellites)

Take Shelter: 3 noms (Detroit, Spirits, Gothams)

Win Win: 3 noms (Houston, Southeastern, DC)

My Week With Marilyn: 3 noms (Globes, Phoenix, St. Louis)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: 2 noms (BFCA, Houston)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 2 noms (Satellites, BIFA)

Shame: 2 noms (Satellites, BIFA)

J. Edgar: 2 noms (AFI, NBR)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: 2 noms (AFI, NBR)

The Ides of March: 2 noms (Globes, NBR)

50/50: 2 noms (Globes, Spirits)

Bridesmaids: 2 noms (AFI, Globes)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: 1 nom (NBR)

We Need To Talk About Kevin: 1 nom (BIFA)

Senna: 1 nom (BIFA)

Meek's Cutoff: 1 nom (Gothams)

The Kid With The Bike: 1 nom (EFA)

Le Havre: 1 nom (EFA)

Super 8: 1 nom (Phoenix)

Best Actor:

George Clooney, The Descendants: 5 wins (Dallas-Fort Worth, Southeastern, St. Louis, NBR, DC), 10 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, Chicago, Satellites, Boston)

Michael Shannon, Take Shelter: 5 wins (NYFCO, Toronto, Chicago, San Diego, Houston), 5 noms (Detroit, LA, DC, Spirits, Satellites)

Michael Fassbender, Shame: 4 wins (LA, BIFA, Florida, Houston), 11 noms (Globes, BFCA, Detroit, San Diego, Pheonix, DC, Chicago, Southeastern, Satellites, Boston, St. Louis)

Brad Pitt, Moneyball: 2 wins (NYFCC, Boston), 10 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, Detroit, St. Louis, San Diego, Houston, DC, Satellites)

Jean Dujardin, The Artist: 1 win (Las Vegas), 11 noms (Globes, SAG, Chicago, Phoenix, BFCA, St. Louis, Detroit, Houston, DC, Spirits, EFA)

Gary Oldman, TInker Tailor Soldier Spy: 1 win (SF), 5 noms (Chicago, Pheonix, Satellites, St. Louis, BIFA)

Ryan Gosling, Drive: 1 win (Satellites), 3 noms (BFCA, St. Louis, Spirits)

Woody Harrelson, Rampart: 1 win (African-American), 2 noms (Satellites, Spirits)

Colin Firth, The King's Speech: 1 win (EFA)

Paul Giamatti, Win Win: 1 win (Indiana)

Leonardo diCaprio, J. Edgar: 4 noms (Globes, SAG, BFCA, Satellites)

Brendan Gleeson, The Guard: 4 noms (Globes, Satellites, BIFA, San Diego)

Demian Bichir, A Better Life: 2 noms (SAG, Spirits)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 2 noms (Globes, Spirits)

Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March: 1 nom (Globes)

Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love: 1 nom (Globes)

Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris: 1 nom (Globes)

Tom Hardy, Warrior: 1 nom (Satellites)

Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur: 1 nom (BIFA)

Neil Maksell, Kill List: 1 nom (BIFA)

Ralph Fiennes, Corionalus: 1 nom (Indiana)

Best Actress:

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn: 7 wins (Boston, Toronto, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Florida, Las Vegas, DC), 10 noms (Globes, BFCA, SAG, Phoenix, Houston, Detroit, Spirits, St. Louis, San Diego, Satellites)

Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin: 4 wins (SF, NBR, EFA, Houston), 8 noms (Globes, BFCA, SAG, Indiana, Southeastern, DC, BIFA, San Diego)

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady: 3 wins (NYFCC, NYFCO, Southeastern), 11 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, Boston, DC, St. Louis, Satellites)

Viola Davis, The Help: 2 wins (Satellites, African-Americans), 9 noms (Globes, SAG, Pheonix, BFCA, Houston, St. Louis, Detroit, DC, San Diego)

Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene: 1 win (Indiana), 9 noms (BFCA, Chicago, Pheonix, Houston, DC, Spirits, San Diego, St. Louis, Satellites)

Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: 1 win (St. Louis), 1 nom (Globes)

Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur: 1 win (BIFA), 1 nom (Satellites)

Yun Jung-Hee, Poetry: 1 win (LA)

Brit Marling, Another Earth: 1 win (San Diego)

Charlize Theron, Young Adult: 4 noms (Globes, BFCA, Detroit, Satellites)

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs: 3 noms (Globes, SAG, Satellites)

Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia: 3 noms (LA, Chicago, EFA)

Anna Paquin, Margaret: 1 nom (Chicago)

Jodie Foster, Carnage: 1 nom (Globes)

Kate Winslet, Carnage: 1 nom (Globes)

Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids: 1 nom (Globes)

Saorise Ronan, Hanna: 1 nom (St. Louis)

Felicity Jones, Like Crazy: 1 nom (Detroit)

Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground: 1 nom (Satellites)

Emily Watson, Oranges and Sunshine: 1 nom (Satellites)

Michelle Yeoh, The Lady: 1 nom (Satellites)

Rebecca Hall, The Awakening: 1 nom (BIFA)

Mia Wasikowska, Jane Eyre: 1 nom (BIFA)

MyAnna Buring, Kill List: 1 nom (BIFA)

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia: 1 nom (EFA)

Rachael Harris, Natural Selection: 1 nom (Spirits)

Adepero Oduye, Pariah: 1 nom (Spirits)

Lauren Ambrose, Think of Me : 1 nom (Spirits)

Best Supporting Actor:

Albert Brooks, Drive: 12 wins (SF, NYFCC, Las Vegas, Houston, Boston, NYFCO, DC, African-Americans, Florida, Chicago, Satellites, St. Louis), 8 noms (Globes, BFCA, Indiana, Detroit, Pheonix, Spirits, San Diego, Southeastern)

Christopher Plummer, Beginners: 6 wins (Southeastern, Dallas-Fort Worth, LA, NBR, Toronto, Indiana), 11 noms (Globes, SAG, Chicago, Phoenix, BFCA, Detroit, San Diego, Houston, DC, Spirits, Satelllites)

Nick Nolte, Warrior: 1 win (San Diego), 4 noms (SAG, Chicago, BFCA, Satellites)

Michael Smiley, Kill List: 1 win (BIFA)

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn: 7 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, Detroit, DC, Satelltes)

Jonah Hill, Moneyball: 5 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, St. Louis, Satellites)

Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes: 5 noms (BFCA, Houston, DC, Satellites, San Diego)

John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene: 4 noms (St. Louis, DC, Spirits, Phoenix)

Patton Oswalt, Young Adult: 4 noms (BFCA, Chicago, LA, Detroit)

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method: 2 noms (Globes, Satellites)

Armie Hammer, J. Edgar: 2 noms (SAG, Houston)

Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life: 1 nom (Chicago)

Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: 1 nom (San Diego)

Colin Farrell, Horrible Bosses: 1 nom (Satellites)

Christoph Waltz, Carnage: 1 nom (Satellites)

Hugo Weaving, Oranges and Sunshine: 1 nom (Satellites)

Tom Hardy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 1 nom (BIFA)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 1 nom (BIFA)

Eddie Marsan, Tyrannosaur: 1 nom (BIFA)

Ezra Miller, We Need To Talk About Kevin: 1 nom (BIFA)

Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris: 1 nom (Spirits)

John C Reilly, Cedar Rapids: 1 nom (Spirits)

Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love 1 nom (Detroit)

Alex Shaffer, Win Win: 1 nom (Houston)

John Goodman, The Artist: 1 nom (St. Louis)

Alan Rickman, Harry Potter: 1 nom (St. Louis)

Best Supporting Actress:

Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, The Help, etc: 5 wins (LA, NYFCC, for all films; Toronto, for "Take Shelter"; Chicago and Satellites, for "The Tree of Life"), 10 noms (St. Louis for "The Tree of Life"; Spirits and Detroit for "Take Shelter"; Globes, SAG, BFCA, Phoenix, Houston and San Diego for "The Help" )

Shailene Woodley, The Descendants: 5 wins (Dallas-Fort Worth, Florida, NBR, San Diego, Houston), 8 noms (BFCA, Globes, Southeastern, Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, DC, Spirits)

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids: 3 wins (Boston, NYFCO, Las Vegas), 5 noms (SAG, BFCA, Chicago, Houston, DC)

Octavia Spencer, The Help: 2 wins (DC, African-Americans), 9 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Satellites)

Vanessa Redgrave, Corionalus: 2 wins (SF, BIFA), 2 noms (Detroit, Satellites)

Berenice Bejo, The Artist: 1 win (St. Louis), 6 noms (Globes, SAG, BFCA, Pheonix, Detroit, DC)

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs: 1 win (Southeastern), 5 noms (Globes, SAG, Houston, Satellites, Spirits)

Viola Davis, The Help: 1 win (Indiana)

Carey Mulligan, Shame: 7 noms (BFCA, Detroit, Chicago, San Diego, DC, BIFA, Satellites)

Elle Fanning, Super 8: 1 nom (Satellites)

Lisa Feret, Mozarts Sister: 1 nom (Satellites)

Judy Greer, The Descendants: 1 nom (Satellites)

Rachel McAdams, Midnight in Paris: 1 nom (Satellites)

Kate Winslet, Carnage: 1 nom (Satellites)

Felicity Jones, Albatross: 1 nom (BIFA)

Sally Hawkins, Submarine: 1 nom (BIFA)

Kathy Burke, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 1 nom (BIFA)

Anjelica Huston, 50/50: 1 nom (Spirits)

Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road: 1 nom (Spirits)

Amy Ryan, Win Win: 1 nom (Indiana)

Cate Blanchett, Hanna: 1 nom (St. Louis)

Melanie Laurent, Beginners: 1 nom (San Diego)

Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help: 1 nom (Phoenix)

Best Director:

Martin Scorsese, Hugo: 5 wins (Boston, NBR, DC, Southeastern, Florida), 8 noms (Globes, BFCA, Chicago, Pheonix, LA, San Diego, Satellites, Detroit)

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist: 4 wins (NYFCC, NYFCO, St. Louis, Indiana), 12 noms (Globes, BFCA, Pheonix, Southeastern, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Boston, DC, San Diego, Satellites, Spirits)

Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive: 4 wins (Satellites, Las Vegas, San Diego, Houston), 6 noms (BFCA, St. Louis, DC, Chicago, Spirits, Detroit)

Terrance Malick, The Tree of Life: 4 wins (SF, LA, Chicago, Toronto), 5 noms (St. Louis, Detroit, San Diego, Indiana, Houston)

Alexander Payne, The Descendants: 1 win (Dallas-Fort Worth) 7 noms (Globes, St. Louis, Pheonix, DC, Satellites, Spirits, Houston)

Steve McQueen, Shame: 1 win (African-Americans), 2 noms (Satellites, BIFA)

Lynne Ramsay, We Need To Talk About Kevin: 1 win (BIFA)

Susanne Bier, In a Better World: 1 win (EFA)

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris: 6 noms (Globes, DC, Pheonix, Satellites, San Diego, Houston)

Steven Spielberg, War Horse: 2 noms (BFCA, Satellites)

Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter: 2 noms (Detroit, Spirits)

Tate Taylor, The Help: 2 noms (Phoenix, Satellites)

Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 2 noms (Satellites, BIFA)

George Clooney, The Ides of March: 1 nom (Globes)

John Michael McDonagh, The Guard: 1 nom (Satellites)

Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: 1 nom (BFCA)

Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur: 1 nom (BIFA)

Ben Wheatley, Kill List: 1 nom (BIFA)

Mike Mills, Beginners: 1 nom (Spirits)

Lars von Trier, Melancholia: 1 nom (EFA)

David Fincher, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: 1 nom (St. Louis)

Best Screenplay:

The Descendants: 6 wins (Satellites, Florida, St. Louis, Southeastern, Dallas-Fort Worth, NYFCO, NBR, DC, Houston Indiana), 7 noms (BFCA, LA, Chicago, Globes, San Diego, Spirits, Phoenix)

Moneyball: 5 wins (Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Las Vegas, NYFCC), 7 noms (BFCA, Globes, Southeastern, St. Louis, Detroit, DC, Satellites, San Diego, Indiana)

The Artist: 3 wins (Florida, Chicago, St. Louis), 9 noms (BFCA, DC, Southeastern, Globes, San Diego, Satellites, Spirits, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix)

50/50: 2 wins (NBR, DC), 5 noms (BFCA, St. Louis, San Diego, Houston, Detroit)

Win Win: 1 win (Indiana), 6 noms (BFCA, St. Louis, San Diego, DC, Spirits, Houston)

The Tree of Life: 1 win (Satellites), 2 noms (St. Louis, Chicago)

Margin Call: 1 win (SF), 1 nom (Indiana)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: 1 win (SF), 2 noms (Chicago, DC)

A Separation: 1 win (LA), 1 nom (Chicago)

Submarine: 1 win (BIFA)

The Kid With The Bike: 1 win (EFA)

Midnight in Paris: 8 noms (BFCA, Chicago, Globes, San Diego, St. Louis, Houston, DC, Phoenix)

The Help: 5 noms (BFCA, DC, St. Louis, Satellites, Phoenix)

Hugo: 5 noms (BFCA, San Diego, Chicago, DC, Phoenix)

Beginners: 4 noms (San Diego, Spirits, Detroit, Phoenix)

Drive: 3 noms (Chicago, St. Louis, San Diego)

The Guard: 2 noms (Satellites, BIFA)

Shame: 2 noms (Satellites, BIFA)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: 1 nom (BFCA)

The Ides of March: 1 nom (Globes)

Martha Marcy May Marlene: 1 nom (Chicago)

Young Adult: 1 nom (BFCA)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: 1 nom (San Diego)

Take Shelter: 1 nom (Detroit)

Bridesmaids: 1 nom (DC)

Margaret: 1 nom (Boston)

Tyrannosaur: 1 nom (Satellites)

Mozarts Sister: 1 nom (Satellites)

The Adventures of Tintin: 1 nom (Satellites)

Albert Nobbs: 1 nom (Satellites)

War Horse: 1 nom (Satellites)

We Need To Talk About Kevin; 1 nom (BIFA)

Footnote: 1 nom (Spirits)

The Muppets: 1 nom (St. Louis)

Hanna: 1 nom (St. Louis)

Best Foreign Language Film:

A Separation: 6 wins (Chicago, Southeastern, Dallas-Fort Worth, NYFCC, NBR, BIFA), 6 noms (BFCA, Globes, LA, Boston, Satellites, Spirits)

The Skin I Live In: 3 wins (Indiana, Florida, DC), 6 noms (BFCA, Globes, Southeastern, Phoenix, BIFA, Houston)

Mysteries of Lisbon: 2 wins (Satellites, Toronto)

13 Assassins: 1 win (St. Louis), 5 noms (Indiana, NBR, DC, Satellites, Houston)

I Saw The Devil: 1 win (Houston), 2 noms (St. Louis, DC)

Certified Copy: 1 win (SF), 1 nom (DC)

Incendies: 1 win (Boston), 2 noms (Chicago, Phoenix)

Kinyarwanda: 1 win (African-Americans)

City of Life and Death: 1 win (LA)

Le Havre: 3 noms (BFCA, NBR, Satellites)

Point Blank: 3 noms (St. Louis, NBR, Phoenix)

The Kid With The Bike: 3 noms (Satellites, Globes, Spirits)

Pina: 2 noms (DC, BIFA)

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within: 2 noms (NBR, Houston)

In The Land of Blood and Honey: 1 nom (Globes)

Flowers of War: 1 nom (Globes)

In Darkness: 1 nom (BFCA)

Where Do We Go Now: 1 nom (BFCA)

Poetry: 1 nom (Boston)

Footnote: 1 nom (NBR)

Faust: 1 nom (Satellites)

Las Acadias: 1 nom (Satellites)

Miss Bala: 1 nom (Satellites)

Mozarts Sister: 1 nom (Satellites)

The Turin Horse: 1 nom (Satellites)

The Artist: 1 nom (Houston)

Troll Hunter: 1 nom (St Louis)

Winter in Wartime: 1 nom (St Louis)

The Double Hour: 1 nom (San Diego)

Happy Happy: 1 nom (San Diego)

Of Gods and Men: 1 nom (San Diego)

Le Quattro Volte: 1 nom (San Diego)

A Somewhat Gentle Man: 1 nom (San Diego)

Best Documentary:

Project Nim: 6 wins (Indiana, Florida, Southeastern, Las Vegas, Boston, Houston), 9 noms (BFCA, NBR, BIFA, Chicago, Pheonix, DC, Satellites, San Diego, Cinema Eye)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams: 4 wins (Dallas-Fort Worth, LA, NYFCC, DC), 5 noms (BFCA, Houston, Chicago, San Diego, Satellites)

Senna: 2 wins (Satellites, BIFA), 2 noms (NBR, Cinema Eye)

Nostalgia For The Light: 2 wins (IDA, Toronto), 1 nom (Cinema Eye)

The Interrupters: 1 win (Chicago), 5 noms (St. Louis, Satellites, Gothams, Spirits, Cinema Eye)

Tabloid: 1 win (SF), 5 noms (St. Louis, Chicago, Southeastern, Satellites, Detroit)

Better This World: 1 win (Gothams), 1 nom (IDA)

Being Elmo: 1 win (St. Louis), 1 nom (DC)

Paradise Lost 3: 1 win (NBR)

Buck: 6 noms (BFCA, St Louis, San Diego, NBR, DC, Houston)

Into The Abyss: 5 noms (Indiana, Chicago, San Diego, DC, Detroit)

Bill Cunningham New York: 3 noms (Boston, Spirits, Gothams)

Page One: 2 noms (BFCA, Phoenix San Diego)

The Arbor: 2 noms (Cinema Eye, LA)

Redemption of General Butt Naked: 2 noms (Spirits, IDA)

Hell and Back Again: 2 noms (BIFA, Gothams)

Pina: 2 noms (Chicago, Satellites)

We Were Here: 2 noms (Detroit, Spirits)

Undefeated: 2 noms (Houston)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World: 2 noms (BFCA, NBR)

Born To Be Wild (NBR)

The Elephant in the Room (Houston)

Into Eternity (Detroit)

Marwencol (Detroit)

American The Bill Hicks Story (Satellites)

My Perestroika (Satellites)

One Lucky Elephant (Satellites)

Under Fire (Satellites)

Life in a Day (BIFA)

TT3D: Closer to the Edge (BIFA)

An African Election (Spirits)

The Woodmans (Gothams)

How To Die In Oregon (IDA)

The Tiniest Place (IDA)

Position Among The Stars (Cinema Eye)

Conan O'Brien Cant Stop (St Louis)

African Cats (Phoenix)

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Phoenix)

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"The Tree of Life" Leads Online Film Critics Society Awards Nominations 

The Online Film Critics Society has announced the nominees for the 15th annual Awards, and Terrence Malick's great meditation on life and living, "The Tree of Life," scored seven nods including Best Picture, Best Director (Malick), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.

Winners will be announced on Monday, January 2, 2012.

Here's the complete list of winners (If you're interested to see the winners/nominees from other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here):

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
The Tree of Life

Best Animated Feature:
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Winnie the Pooh

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Lars von Trier - Melancholia

Best Lead Actor:
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
Michael Shannon - Take Shelter

Best Lead Actress:
Kirsten Dunst - Melancholia
Elizabeth Olsen - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:
Albert Brooks - Drive
John Hawkes - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Brad Pitt - The Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Chastain - The Tree of Life
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Carey Mulligan - Shame
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay:
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Midnight in Paris
A Separation
The Tree of Life
Win Win

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Editing:
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Cinematography:
The Artist
The Tree of Life

Best Film Not in the English Language:
13 Assassins
Certified Copy
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Best Documentary:
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Interrupters
Into the Abyss
Project Nim

Special Awards

To Jessica Chastain, the breakout performer of the year

To Martin Scorsese in honor of his work and dedication to the pursuit of film preservation

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