Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards The Descendants Best Picture of 2011

The Descendants
The Artist
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
Win Win
War Horse
The Help

Winner – George Clooney (The Descendants)
Runner-up – Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Winner – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Runner-up – Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Winner – Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Runner-up – Albert Brooks, Drive

Winner – Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Runner-up – Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Winner – The Help
Runner-up – The Descendants

Winner – Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Runner-up – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Winner – Midnight in Paris
Runner-up – The Artist

Winner – The Descendants
Runner-up – Moneyball

Winner – Project Nim
Runner-up – Tabloid

Winner – A Separation
Runner-up – The Skin I Live In

Winner – Rango
Runner-up – The Adventures of Tintin

Winner – The Tree of Life
Runner-up – Hugo

Winner – The Help
Runner-up – Undefeated


  1. Craig Z 4 years ago


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  2. steve50 4 years ago

    I assume these are in order of preference, Ryan? Seems odd Payne didn’t get a mention for directing; you’d think that Hugo or The Artist would have been named BP (unless it was the weight of the erining writing and acting wins)

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  3. scary 4 years ago

    The Descendants is the winner right?

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  4. steve50 4 years ago

    “erining” (WTF?) = writing

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  5. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    steve50 — Looks like a #1 – #10 list, yes.

    First line of the press release says: “The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) has named ‘The Descendants’ the Best Film of 2010.”

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  6. Craig Z 4 years ago

    Steve, I’m guessing they thought of The Descendants as more of a writing and acting accomplishment. Runner up Ensemble and Adapted Screeplay winner.

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  7. dinasztie 4 years ago

    I kind of believe now that Janet McTeer will represent Albert Nobbs at the Oscars if it’s represented at all.

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  8. Reuben Pereira 4 years ago

    Florida Film Critics Circle awards The Descendants, Scorsese, Fassbender, Williams, Brooks and Woodley.

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  9. Sonja 4 years ago

    Nice to see Meryl still getting some critic love.^^

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  10. Zooey 4 years ago

    @ Sonja,

    it’s nice yes. But it’s not as if she’s been snubbed so far. Some of the minor critics’ groups ignored her (but she won most of them two years ago). And it’s crucial that she won the BIG one – the New York Film Critics Circle. Having won minor critics’ groups is essential as well. It’s a grand performance – really a tour-de-force.

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  11. Logan 4 years ago

    Good for the Southeastern Critics for honoring Meryl Streep and for their discerning eye on most of their other choices as well. A minor quibble on The Artist’s almost winning the Screenplay award ahead of, say, Take Shelter or Margin Call.

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  12. MikeScott 4 years ago

    Drive has made so many top 10 lists. It better make the cut at the Oscars.

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  13. Nate 4 years ago

    I’d love to see Drive make the cut and if it were 10 still I’d say it would have a good shot, but I think (possibly) that a lot of the ballots with Drive #1 will have Tree of Life #2 and vice versa so the odds of both those films making it are very very slim and the voting process just makes everything weird now. That may be oversimplifying the tastes of hundreds of academy members. A caveat for Drive, Albert Brooks winning the golden globe will do nothing but help drive but I doubt it will be in time to influence oscar noms. Also Tree of Life has Malick’s clout behind it, plus it’s a lock to win Cinematography and has a better than good chance at noms in visual effects, editing, art direction and even Director. Although I give Refn the best chance to get a directing nom without a BP nom.

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  14. Sonja 4 years ago


    I know.
    It just at the moment Williams is winning many awards from several city circle award groups and I’m not surprised she’s a critics darling.
    That’s why it’s nice to see some other names (not only Meryl) pop up somewhere.

    This make this year’s best actress race really interesting and exciting. 8)

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  15. g 4 years ago

    Yeah Descendants, Marty!

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  16. Brogan 4 years ago

    Are you people kidding? Of course, Viola Davis wouldn’t win Best Actress from these people. Its the SOUTHEASTERN Critics Awards. There was no way she would win this. They’re still surprised black people are allowed in films.

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  17. Matt 4 years ago

    Don’t be an absolute imbecile, Brogan.

    Matt Brunson

    SEFCA Member

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  18. Brogan 4 years ago

    Just tellin’ the truth, bro. Born and raised in Nashville, TN and went to college at Ole Miss. Nothing has really changed there. Sorry, Matt. Surprised Baptist groups and other such assholes didn’t have the movie banned. Those people are still living in 1955. Truth hurts. You could be a member of Mensa for all I care, but as a member of the SEFCA, you have to know that what I’m saying is true.

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