The Online Film Critics Love The Tree of Life and Serve up Some Serious Snubs

The Online Film Critics Society is one of the last critics organizations weigh in on their top choices of the year, but boy did they make some waves today with their nominations. The Tree of Life led the nominations with 7 bids followed by Drive with 6. Those films overshadowed the other big three contenders that seem to be leading the derby currently: The Descendants, The Artist and Hugo. But no worries, those films were mentioned. However there were a lot of big names missing from the list. Among the big snubs: everyone from The Help including Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, plus no Glenn Close, Leonardo Dicaprio, Steven Speilberg, Ryan Gosling, Kenneth Branaugh, Bernice Bejo (The Artist), and no Brad Pitt for Moneyball. However, Brad and his costar Jessica Chastain did receive nods for Tree (Chastain has been getting most of her recognition for The Help this season). For more on the nominations and the group head to their website here and check out all the nominations below.

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Best Animated Feature:
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Winnie the Pooh
Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Lars von Trier – Melancholia
Best Lead Actor:
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
Michael Shannon – Take Shelter
Best Lead Actress:
Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor:
Albert Brooks – Drive
John Hawkes – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Brad Pitt – The Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Chastain – The Tree of Life
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay:
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Midnight in Paris
A Separation
The Tree of Life
Win Win
Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Editing:
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Cinematography:
The Artist
The Tree of Life
Best Film Not in the English Language:
13 Assassins
Certified Copy
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Best Documentary:
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Interrupters
Into the Abyss
Project Nim
Special Awards
To Jessica Chastain, the breakout performer of the year
To Martin Scorsese in honor of his work and dedication to the pursuit of film preservation


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One Response to “The Online Film Critics Love The Tree of Life and Serve up Some Serious Snubs”

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