Denver Film Critics Society nominees

(via Awards Daily Forums)

Best Picture
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Martha Marcy May Marlene”
“The Tree of Life”

Best Actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

Best Actor
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Woody Harrelson, “Rampart”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, “Drive”
Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
John Hawkes, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life”
Judy Greer, “The Descendants”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

Best Director
Sean Durkin, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Lars von Trier, “Melancholia”

Best Screenplay
“The Descendants”
“Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Best Original Score
“The Artist”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best Animated Film
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss in Boots”

Best Foreign Language Film
“The Double Hour”
“The Flowers of War”
“Le Havre”
“A Separation”
“The Skin I Live In”

Best Documentary
“Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life”
“The Other F Word”
“Page One: Inside The New York Times”
“Project Nim”

Best Ensemble
“The Descendants”
“Margin Call”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best Breakout Star
Jessica Chastain
Felicity Jones
Rooney Mara
Elizabeth Olsen
Shailene Woodley


  1. Dooby 4 years ago

    Thank god someone nominated Contagion’s script and ensemble. Completely overlooked in these precursors.

    Nice again to see Melancholia and Dunst in the mix, as well as Martha Marcy May Marlene.

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  2. phantom 4 years ago

    Finally a critics group that embraced the understated brilliance that was Glenn Close’s heartbreaking performance in ‘Albert Nobbs’.
    It is also nice to see Judy Greer in the mix, she nailed her one – and only – big scene, the hospital-confrontation. I read somewhere speculations that Woodley might have lost the SAG-nod because she split votes with the popular, but under-the-radar/underrated/’veteran’ actress, Judy Greer. She is my NGNG-pick for Supporting Actress.

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  3. Wayne 4 years ago

    Go ROONEY!

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  4. Yashar R 4 years ago

    Wow, really really REALLY like their choices. They showed some much needed love to MMMM as well as some well deserved love to Margin Call, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Contagion.

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  5. mikeyone 4 years ago

    octavia spencer? whereforartthou?

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  6. Craig Z 4 years ago

    Bafta longlist. Is out. Tree of Life and HP both missed out…….. So naturally this place is gonna explode.

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  7. Nily 4 years ago

    Rooney & Margin call aww

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  8. Will 4 years ago

    You go, Ms. Close! In my mind the best performance of the year.

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  9. Paddy M 4 years ago

    Awk I wanted credit for this :(

    Never mind. On their website, they list their nominations in an order which I can only deduce as being the order in which they placed from the nomination process:

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  10. Casey 4 years ago

    Glad to see Glenn!

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  11. John 4 years ago

    That awkward moment when you lose all your credibility by nominating Ryan Gosling for Crazy Stupid Love and not for Drive (or even Ides of March).

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  12. Tory Smith 4 years ago

    Finally some overbearing love for Martha Marcy May Marlene!!! Why is that film not popping up more on people’s top ten lists and things?! It was the Best film of the year, artistically!

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  13. Andrew Sidhom 4 years ago

    The Denver Film Critics Society consists of… 9 people. Just pointing that out.

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  14. bd74 4 years ago

    So nice to see Glenn Close among the Best Actress nominees, and even nicer that Viola and Michelle weren’t included.

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  15. Casey 4 years ago

    @bd74 couldn’t agree more! Hoping the oscars will leave them off too

    Olivia Colman
    Tilda Swinton
    Kirsten Dunst
    Ellen Barkin
    Glenn Close

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  16. Brooke Cale 4 years ago

    Puh-leeze. I live in Denver, and we have like 1 film critic, who is HORRIBLE. So, I can’t even take these seriously.

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  17. Roel 4 years ago

    This nomination list is ridiculous……… Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer or Viola Davis……what an awful list….I hope the Oscars do not decide to leave out some of these great performances to clear the road for Meryl Streep to win her third or Glenn Close her first Oscar. The supporting actress list is even worse. Octavia Spencer was a revelation is certainly 10 times better than some little girl in Decendents and Melissa McCarthy, please…….

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  18. Awards Fan 4 years ago

    I thought the winners were to be announced yesterday? Anyone know what happened?

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