"The Iron Lady," "We Need to Talk About Kevin" Among Women Film Critics Circle Award Winners 


The Women Film Critics Circle has announced the winner of its annual awards and the list is quite interesting! But as Melissa Silverstein from IndieWire asked, where is the award for Best Woman Director? But I guess by honoring "The Iron Lady" and "We Need to Talk About Kevin," both movies tied and both movies directed by women (Phyllida Lloyd for "Iron Lady" and Lynne Ramsay for "Kevin"), their respective directors are being awarded.

"The Help," directed by a man, Tate Taylor, was given the Best Movie About Women award, while the Best Storyteller went to Abi Morgan, the scriptwriter of "The Iron Lady."

Viola Davis from "The Help" won Best Actress, George Clooney ("The Descendants") took home the Best Actor trophy while his co-star, Shailene Woodley was given the Best Young Actress Award. And Melissa McCarthy continued to get more awards! This time, the "Bridesmaids" scene-stealer won Best Comedic Actress.

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 MOVIE BY A WOMAN: TIE*

The Iron Lady
We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN:

The Help

BEST STORYTELLER:

The Iron Lady: Abi Morgan

BEST ACTRESS:

Viola Davis: The Help

BEST ACTOR:

George Clooney: The Descendants

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS:

Melissa McCarthy: Bridesmaids

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS:

Shailene Woodley: The Descendants

BEST FOREIGN FILM:

The Hedgehog

BEST FEMALE IMAGES:

The Whistleblower

WORST FEMALE IMAGES:

Melancholia

BEST MALE IMAGES:

The Descendants

WORST MALE IMAGES:

Hangover 2

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT WOMEN:

Semper Fi: Always Faithful

BEST FAMILY FILM:

Hugo

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES

Puss 'N Boots

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES:

The Debt

COURAGE IN ACTING:

Glenn Close: Albert Nobbs

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD: Tie*

Hiam Abbass: Miral
Michelle Williams: Meek's Cutoff

BEST UNRELEASED MOVIE:
Miss Representation

WOMEN'S WORK: BEST FEMALE ENSEMBLE:
The Help

BEST SCREEN COUPLE:
The Artist: Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Tie*

Kathy Bates
Cicely Tyson

ACTING AND ACTIVISM AWARD:
Elizabeth Taylor

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD (For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)
The Whistleblower

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD (For best expressing the woman of color experience in America)
The Help

KAREN MORLEY AWARD (For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)
Albert Nobbs

MOMMIE DEAREST WORST SCREEN MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Judi Dench: J. Edgar

The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of 57 women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, radio, online and TV broadcast media. We came together in 2004 to form the first women critics organization in the United States, in the belief that women’s perspectives and voices in film criticism need to be recognized fully.

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