Nominees and winners of The Women Film Critics Circle Awards

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN – tied

  • The Iron Lady
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Pariah
  • The Whistleblower

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN

  • The Help
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Cracks
  • Rid Of Me

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER
Screenwriting Award

  • The Iron Lady [Abi Morgan] 
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey [Angelina Jolie]
  • Pariah [Dee Reese]
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin [Lynne Ramsay]

BEST ACTRESS

  • Viola Davis: The Help
  • Jessica Chastain: The Debt/The Help
  • Meryl Streep: The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton: We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTOR

  • George Clooney: The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin: The Artist
  • Tom Hardy: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/Warrior
  • Ryan Gosling: Drive, The Ides Of March

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS

  • Melissa McCarthy: Bridesmaids
  • Katie O’Grady: Rid Of Me
  • Sarah Jessica Parker: I Don’t Know How She Does It
  • Kristen Wiig: Bridesmaids

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS

  • Shailene Woodley: The Descendants
  • Jordana Beatty: Judy Moody
  • Liana Liberato: Trust
  • Amara Miller: The Descendants

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

  • The Hedgehog
  • A Separation
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey
  • When We Leave

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • The Whistleblower
  • Albert Nobbs
  • The Iron Lady
  • Soul Surfer

WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • Melancholia
  • Jack And Jill
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Young Adult

BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • The Descendants
  • 50/50
  • Meet Monica Velour
  • Of Gods And Men

WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

  • Hangover 2
  • No Strings Attached
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Straw Dogs

BEST DOCUMENTARIES BY OR ABOUT WOMEN

  • Always Faithful
  • The Price Of Sex
  • The Woman With The Five Elephants
  • Women Art Revolution

BEST FAMILY FILM

  • Hugo
  • Judy Moody
  • The Muppets
  • The Adventures of Tintin

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES

  • Puss N Boots 3D
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Gnomeo And Juliet
  • Kung Fu Panda 2

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES

  • The Debt
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • The Iron Lady
  • Midnight In Paris

COURAGE IN ACTING
Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen

  • Glenn Close: Albert Nobbs
  • Josiane Balasko: The Hedgehog
  • Mimi Chakarova: The Price Of Sex
  • Tilda Swinton: We Need To Talk About Kevin

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD
Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored

  • Miral: Hiram Abbass
  • Meeks Cutoff: Michelle Williams
  • Danai Gurira: 3 Backyards
  • Red Shirley

WOMEN’S WORK: BEST ENSEMBLE

  • The Help
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Whistleblower

BEST SCREEN COUPLE

  • The Artist: Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin
  • Gnomeo And Juliet
  • The Iron Lady
  • Like Crazy

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • Kathy Bates
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Hiam Abbass
  • Michelle Yeoh

ACTING AND ACTIVISM

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Mia Farrow
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Alfre Woodard

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD
For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women

  • The Whistleblower
  • In A Better World
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey
  • Life, Above All

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD
For best expressing the woman of color experience in America

  • The Help
  • America
  • Pariah
  • 3 Backyards

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

  • Albert Nobbs
  • The Conspirator
  • Meek’s Cutoff
  • Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

MOMMIE DEAREST WORST SCREEN MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Judi Dench: J. Edgar