St Louis Film Critics

2011 SLFC Awards Nominees

Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
My Week With Marilyn
Tree of Life

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Terrence Malick for Tree of Life
Alexander Payne for The Descendants
David Fincher for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive

Best Actor
Ryan Gosling for Drive
George Clooney for The Descendants
Jean Dujardin for The Artist
Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Michael Fassbender for Shame
Brad Pitt for Moneyball

Best Actress
Viola Davis for The Help
Rooney Mara for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Saoirse Ronan for Hanna
Elizabeth Olsen for Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn
Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor
John Hawkes for Martha Marcy May Marlene
Albert Brooks for Drive
John Goodman for The Artist
Alan Rickman for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Jonah Hill for Moneyball

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett for Hanna
Octavia Spencer for The Help
Shailene Woodley for The Descendants
Bérénice Bejo for The Artist
Jessica Chastain for Tree Of Life

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Terrence Malick for Tree Of Life
Woody Allen for Midnight In Paris
Seth Lochhead and David Farr for Hanna
Will Reiser for 50/50
Thomas McCarthy and Joe Tiboni for Win Win

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin and Michael Lewis (book) for Moneyball
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Kaui Hart Hemmings (novel) for The Descendants
Tate Taylor and Kathryn Stockett (novel) for The Help
Hossein Amini and James Sallis (book) for Drive
Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller and Jim Henson (characters) for The Muppets

Best Cinematography
Newton Thomas Sigel for Drive
Emmanuel Lubezki for Tree Of Life
Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist
Janusz Kaminski for War Horse
Jeff Cronenweth for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Visual Effects
Tree Of Life
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Super 8
Captain America

Best Music
The Artist
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Muppets
Tree of Life

Best Foreign-Language Film
13 Assassins
Point Blank
I Saw The Devil
Winter in Wartime

Best Documentary
Being Elmo
The Interrupters
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

Best Comedy
The Muppets
Midnight In Paris
Crazy, Stupid, Love

Best Animated Film
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Adventures of Tin Tin
Puss In Boots

Best Art-House or Festival Film
– for excellence in art-house cinema, limited to films that played at film festivals or film series here or those that had a limited-release here, playing one or two cinemas.

We Need To Talk About Kevin
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Win Win
Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Best Scene
– favorite movie scene or sequence

Drive: the elevator beating scene
Drive: opening get-away scene
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: opening credits
The Artist: dance scene finale
Melancholia: the last scene
Hanna: Hanna’s escape from captivity sequence


  1. Tom Houseman 4 years ago

    Loving the love for Hanna. Finally somebody remembers how great that movie is. I knew St. Louis was still allowed to exist for a reason.

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  2. dinasztie 4 years ago

    They liked Hanna. Surprising. I hoped Melissa would be nominated. She needs critics’ love.

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  3. Clayton 4 years ago

    I love it when a group has a Best Scene category. Some great choices represented here

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  4. Macy Kendall 4 years ago

    Interesting choices…HP fanboys/fangirls will be very happy with these choices, except the Best Film nominees, that is…

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  5. Bogdan 4 years ago

    Completely ignored Scorcese’s creation…

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  6. john b 4 years ago

    and the love for Drive continues. also really nice and surprising to see several director noms for Refn. and a Ryan Gosling actor nom as well. and two scenes for Best scene. Do me good, Globes.

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  7. leonardo 4 years ago

    And Gleen Close, nothing yet. R.I.P., sadly. The nominies will be Davis, Streep, Swinton, Theron and Williams. And the battle will be Streep vs. Williams. My money is for Meryl.

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  8. Jonathan 4 years ago

    Finally some love for Alan Rickman!

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  9. Corey 4 years ago

    finally some love for TGWDT

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  10. Alfredo 4 years ago

    Finally we see a mention for Mara in Dragon Tattoo…some solid choices there St. Louis

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  11. Jio 4 years ago

    They didn’t love Hugo down in St. Louis huh. But yay for Alan Rickman!

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  12. Scott 4 years ago

    Can we stop it with the “fanboy” term please? It’s so insulting and one of the reasons I’ve lashed out at Jeremie so much. Anyways, yay for Rickman…finally!

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  13. Rg Serna 4 years ago

    WOW! interesting choices. Potter should have been nominated in best cinematography and best music as well. I just wanted them to acknowledge Potter. Anyways, Good choices indeed.

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  14. Derek 8-Track 4 years ago

    Then I remembered that John Goodman is from St. Louis.

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  15. jorge 4 years ago

    great to see hanna gettin recognition

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  16. phantom 4 years ago

    FINALLY someone acknowledged that Cate Blanchett gave one of the BEST female supporting performances this year, and Saoirse Ronan should be also a much stronger Lead Actress contender than she is at the moment.
    It’s also great to see Alan Rickman getting some love.

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  17. AD 4 years ago

    WOW Hanna! By the way Sasha/Ryna Meryl Streep is on the January cover of Vogue. Pretty incredible!

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  18. Dooby 4 years ago

    The fact that this group recognised the amazing star turns by Ryan Gosling and Saorise Ronan made my morning.

    Also OVERJOYED they recognised Cate Blanchett, one of the most underrated, BEST Performances of the year. Still my favourite supporting performance of the year, indefinintely.

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  19. TonyBiigood 4 years ago

    Finally Fincher !

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  20. Insider 4 years ago

    Amazing to see Rickman!

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  21. Susan 4 years ago

    Gary Oldman! That is all :)

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  22. TperiodKyle 4 years ago

    Now these are some picks that I can stand behind. Best critics noms yet! Love all the support for Hannah, MMMM, Drive, and Dragon Tattoo.

    Elizabeth Olsen should not be left out of any nominations.

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  23. gfgfd 4 years ago

    aaaaaaaaaaaaa TGWTDT!!!

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  24. Mehrdad 4 years ago

    Cant believe that “A seperation” is not even being
    Nominated for the best foreign movie…!!!
    Anyway I really hope they choose Meryl Streep

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  25. Paul8148 4 years ago

    Is The Desencents Comedy or Drama at the Globes? If it comedy along with the Arist I’m starting wonder if Drive can not only be nomation but win Best Drama?

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  26. Tye-Grr 4 years ago

    Finally!! Someone remembers ‘Hanna’, and more importantly the amazing work by Saoirse Ronan in it. I think she definitely gave one of the year’s best performances. And I like the love for Blanchett too. ‘Drive’ continues to build momentum… I’m really hoping that it can sneak into the Oscars for Best Picture, Actor, and Director.

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  27. GoOnNow 4 years ago

    phantom your words on Blanchett made my morning 😉

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  28. Ryman 4 years ago

    So far my favorite list of nominations yet.

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  29. Antoinette 4 years ago

    Ryan Gosling for Drive
    Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    The people of St. Louis are obviously super smart. :)

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  30. Antoinette 4 years ago

    Can we stop it with the “fanboy” term please? It’s so insulting

    I second the motion. *raises hand*

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  31. Kamil 4 years ago

    Kirsten Dunst :(

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  32. Tom 4 years ago

    My hometown! Please do not pick the descendants, I feel it is very overrated. I haven’t seen The Artist or My Week With Marilyn. Also digging the Hanna and Drive love here!

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  33. scastagnoli1 4 years ago

    Thanks to this particular critics’ group for remembering one of the better and most charismatic performances of the year. Saoirse rocks!

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  34. KatjaFin 4 years ago

    Alan Rickman was amazing Snape.

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  35. Connor 4 years ago

    I would have exchanged Drive’s cinematography nomination with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2. After watching it for the first time last week, I noticed how beautiful and underrated it’s cinematography is.

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  36. Keifer 4 years ago

    Wonderful to see Alan Rickman in the mix.

    I wonder . . . . has this organization seen “Coriolanus” yet?

    Is that the reason why Redgrave keeps getting unnoticed in their lists?

    With her powerful performance, only the San Francisco critics have chosen her thus far. I don’t think it’s a backlash – I think they simply haven’t seen the movie yet.

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  37. Gabriel 4 years ago

    It’s odd to me that they nominated Fincher for Best Director but they didn’t nominate TGWTDT for Best Film

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  38. Gabriel 4 years ago

    Considering that all the Movies nominated for Best Film (except for my week with Marilyn) have their directors nominated for best director

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  39. steve50 4 years ago

    (re: Redgrave & Coriolanus) “I think they simply haven’t seen the movie yet.”

    Shakespeare is a tough sell – even to critics. Most people hated it in school and avoid it like the plague as adults. It’s a shame, really. Out of all the plays that have been filmed with some rich performances but few oscar noms and, I could be wrong, but I think only Olivier has won an acting oscar.

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  40. Lauren 4 years ago

    Wow so great to see Alan Rickman’s name in the mix. I haven’t seen Drive yet. Was also thinking Alexandre Desplat’s score for Deathly Hallows, Best Cinematogrophy (that movie was stunning) and best scene (Snape’s Memories!) I could watch that scene 100 times. I’m happy for all the ‘don’t have a chance at the Oscars’ people’s favs that got recognized. Cheers!

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  41. AN 4 years ago

    Fricken L-YES for the Ronan love! Wonderful pleasant surprise. St. Louis, I LOVE ya! (:

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