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Are the Georgia Film Critics’ Awards a thing?

Over a week ago we got word of honors bestowed by the Georgia Film Critics Association.  We never heard of them.  In fact, trying to identify their membership led us to more fishy suspicions than any reliable verification.  So we passed on posting.

The “awards” refuse to go away though.  I’ve seen them published a dozen times over the past week — and  today our pal Guy Lodge is featuring them as mavericks —  so maybe they’re certified?  Could be.  I have no idea.  Can somebody from the Georgia Film Critics Association contact us with credentials?

For now I’ll leave this up since it’s a slow news day and maybe there’s a discussion to be had about the proliferation of local critics groups sprouting up faster than we can validate them all.  The films and filmmakers are respectable choices — but it would be nice to know who exactly chose them.  This 9-day old website doesn’t reveal a single name.

The Tree of Life dominates the Georgia Film Critics’ Association awards, while Brad Pitt is a double winner, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy takes best ensemble.

Best Picture: “The Tree of Life”

Best Director: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, “Certified Copy”

Best Actor: Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life”

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, “The Tree of Life”

Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, “Moneyball”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Certified Copy”

Best Animated Film: “The Adventures of Tintin”

Best Documentary: “Senna”

Best Ensemble: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life”

Best Art Direction: Jack Fisk, “The Tree of Life”

Best Original Score: John Williams, “War Horse”

Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet,” “The Muppets”

Breakthrough Award: Jessica Chastain

Excellence in Georgia Cinema: “Sahkanaga”