2011 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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The 46th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 7 January 2012, honored the best in film for 2011.[1][2][3]

46th NSFC Awards

January 7, 2012

Best Film:


Film titles are listed, following the number of votes each received:

Terrence Malick, Best Director winner
Brad Pitt, Best Actor winner
Kirsten Dunst, Best Actress winner
Albert Brooks, Best Supporting Actor winner
Jessica Chastain, Best Supporting Actress winner
Asghar Farhadi, Best Screenplay winner

Best Picture

1. Melancholia (29)
2. The Tree of Life (28)
3. A Separation (20)

Best Director

1. Terrence MalickThe Tree of Life (31)
2. Martin ScorseseHugo (29)
3. Lars von TrierMelancholia (23)

Best Actor

1. Brad PittMoneyball and The Tree of Life (35)
2. Gary OldmanTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (22)
3. Jean DujardinThe Artist (19)

Best Actress

1. Kirsten DunstMelancholia (39)
2. Yoon Jeong-heePoetry (25)
3. Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady (20)

Best Supporting Actor

1. Albert BrooksDrive (38)
2. Christopher PlummerBeginners (24)
3. Patton OswaltYoung Adult (19)

Best Supporting Actress

1. Jessica ChastainThe Help, Take Shelter, and The Tree of Life (30)
2. Jeannie BerlinMargaret (19)
3. Shailene WoodleyThe Descendants (17)

Best Screenplay

1. Asghar FarhadiA Separation (39)
2. Steven Zaillian and Aaron SorkinMoneyball (22)
3. Woody AllenMidnight in Paris (16)

Best Cinematography

1. Emmanuel LubezkiThe Tree of Life (76)
2. Manuel Alberto ClaroMelancholia (41)
3. Robert RichardsonHugo (33)

Best Foreign Language Film

1. A Separation (67)
2. Mysteries of Lisbon (28)
3. Le Havre (22)

Best Non-Fiction Film

1. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (35)
2. The Interrupters (26)
3. Into the Abyss (18)

Best Experimental Film

Seeking the Monkey King

Film Heritage Awards

  1. BAMcinématek for its complete Vincente Minnelli retrospective with all titles shown on 16 mm. or 35 mm. film.
  2. Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema, and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage for the restoration of the color version of Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon.
  3. Museum of Modern Art for its extensive retrospective of Weimar Cinema.
  4. Flicker Alley for their box set Landmarks of Early Soviet Film.
  5. The Criterion Collection for its 2-disc DVD package of The Complete Jean Vigo.


  1. ^ Pond, Steve (January 7, 2012). "The Wrap – 'Melancholia' Named Best Picture by National Society of Film Critics". TheWrap. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011 Awards: "Melancholia," Pitt, Dunst, Brooks, Chastain, Malick". National Society of Film Critics. January 7, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Incontention – 'Melancholia,' Dunst and Pitt among National Society of Film Critics winners". In Contention. January 7, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
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