EDA ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
– info from the site is found here — I voted in these awards, fyi. I appear to have been in the minority with my choices.

Best Film:

The Artist

Best Director:

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

Best Screenplay, Original:

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

Best Screenplay, Adapted: (TIE)

The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Moneyball – Steven Zallian and Aaron Sorkin

Best Documentary:

Buck

Best Animated Film:

Rango

Best Actress:

Viola Davis as Abileen in The Help

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: (TIE)

Janet McTeer as Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help

Best Actor:

Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in Shame

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields in Beginners

Best Ensemble Cast:

Bridesmaids

Best Editing:

Hugo – Thelma Schoonmaker

Best Cinematography:

The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Film Music Or Score: (TIE)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Original Score

Hanna – The Chemical Brothers, Original Score

Best Non-English-Language Film:

A Separation – Ashgar Farhadi, Iran

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

Best Woman Director:

Lynne Ramsey - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Woman Screenwriter:

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo - Bridesmaids

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: (TIE)

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Saoirse Ronan as Hanna in Hanna

Best Animated Female:

Isla Fisher as Beans in Rango

Best Breakthrough Performance:

Elizabeth Olsen as Martha in Martha Marcy May Marlene

Female Icon Award:

Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs

Actress Defying Age and Ageism:

Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer in The Debt

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry:

Jessica Chastain for performances in four highly acclaimed films

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism:

Angelina Jolie for UN work and making In The Land of Blood and Honey to raise awareness about genocide.

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award:

The Hollywood Reporter for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent:

All actresses in New Year’s Eve

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Unforgettable Moment Award:

The Artist – The sound of the glass clinking on the table.

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: (TIE)

Melancholia – Justine in the moonlight.

Shame – Opening sequence on the subway train.

Sequel Or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:

The Hangover Part II

Most Egregious Love Interest Age Difference Award: (TIE)

Albert Nobbs – Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasilkowska (22)

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I – Bella (18) and Edward (Over 100)

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The Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA Awards recognize the amazing work done by and about women–both in front and behind the camera.

The EDAs are named in honor of AWFJ founder Jennifer Merin’s mother, Eda Reiss Merin, a stage, film and television actress whose career spanned more than 60 years. A dedicated foot soldier in the industry, Eda was one of the founders of AFTRA and a long-standing Member of AMPAS.

EDA is also an acronym for Excellent Dynamic Activism, qualities shared by Eda Reiss Merin, AWFJ members and those honored with EDA Awards.