9th Annual Women Film Critics Circle Awards

The Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) announced its awards in December 2012 with giving away the top prize to A ROYAL AFFAIR.

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN: A Royal Affair

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN: Zero Dark Thirty

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award]: Julie Delpy (Two Days In NY)

BEST ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS: Quvenzhanee Wallis (Beast Of The Southern Wild)

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS: Maggie Smith (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN: Where Do We Go Now

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE: Zero Dark Thirty

WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE (TIE): Killer Joe;  Think Like A Man

BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE: Lincoln

WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE: Killer Joe

BEST THEATRICALLY UNRELEASED MOVIE BY OR ABOUT WOMEN: Hemingway And Gellhorn

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES: Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES: Brave

BEST FAMILY FILM (TIE): Life Of Pi; Rise Of The Guardians

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Barbra Streisand

ACTING AND ACTIVISM.AWARD: Sally Field

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD – For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women (TIE): Compliance; The Invisible War

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD – For best expressing the woman of color experience in America: Middle Of Nowhere

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

COURAGE IN ACTING – Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on-screen: Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD – Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored: Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT A WOMAN: Queen Of Versailles

WOMEN’S WORK: BEST ENSEMBLE: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

BEST SCREEN COUPLE: Bill Murray and Frances McDormand (Moonrise Kingdom)

WFCC HALL OF SHAME

Bachelorette with Kirsten Dunst, had all sorts of ditzy former high school classmates getting together for the wedding of a girl they used to make fun of. Just stupid on so many levels: male strippers, drinking, general girly silliness.

Ici-Bas [Down Below]. Rape romance: A raped nun (Celine Sallette) falls in love with her rapist.

Skyfall: ‘Bond Girl’ is only on screen long enough to sell trailers and products like OPI’s ‘Skyfall Collection’ of nail polishes, and gets bumped off at the end of Act II; M turns into a cowering incompetent and gets bumped off at the end of Act III; and the female sharp-shooter in Act I loses her nerve and leaves ‘Field Operations’ to become an office assistant in Act III. I loved the Sean Connery/James Bond films as a kid. Women got to be part of the action; the Bond Girl was always there to celebrate success at the end. But as a 50th anniversary tribute to the Bond series made in 2012, Skyfall truly broke my heart!

MOMMIE DEAREST WORST SCREEN MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD: Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables)

BEST LINE IN A MOVIE: “…You can’t kill the animals in a movie, only the women.” — Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths)

JUST KIDDING AWARD – Best Male Images In A Movie: Magic Mike

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