WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2010



BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN

Mother And Child

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN

Winter’s Bone

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER
[Screenwriting Award]
The Kids Are All Right: Lisa Cholodenko

BEST ACTRESS

Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

BEST ACTOR

Colin Firth/The King’s Speech

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence/Winter’s Bone

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS

Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN: *TIE*

Mother
Women Without Men

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Conviction

WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Black Swan

BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE:
*TIE*
Another Year
The King’s Speech

WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE

Jackass 3D

BEST THEATRICALLY UNRELEASED MOVIE BY OR ABOUT WOMEN
[Includes films released on DVD or TV, or screened at film festivals, in recognition of the limited opportunities available for films by and about women on screen]
Temple Grandin

BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES:
*TIE
Another Year
Fair Game

BEST ANIMATED FEMALES

Despicable Me

BEST FAMILY FILM

Toy Story 3

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Helen Mirren

ACTING AND ACTIVISM

Lena Horne [posthumous]: [6/30/17- 5/9/10] As an anti-racist activist, she refused to appear before racially segregated US Army audiences in WW2 Italy-since the army was officially segregated, the policy was to have one show solely for white troops and another show solely for black troops. Horne insisted on performing for mixed audiences, and since the US Army refused to allow integrated audiences, she wound up putting on a show for a mixed audience of black US soldiers and white German POWs. Horne was also branded a ‘communist sympathizer’ by many right-wing conservatives because of her association with Paul Robeson and her progressive political beliefs, which led her to be blacklisted in the 1950s. Lena Horne passed away on Mothers Day at the age of 92.

*ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD:
For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women:
Winter’s Bone

*JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD
: For best expressing the woman of color experience in America
For Colored Girls

*KAREN MORLEY AWARD:
For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity
Fair Game

COURAGE IN ACTING
[Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen]
Helen Mirren/The Tempest

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD
[Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored]
Q’Orianka Kilcher/Princess Kaiulani

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY A WOMAN

A Film Unfinished

WOMEN’S WORK: BEST ENSEMBLE

Mother And Child

BEST SCREEN COUPLE

Another Year: Jim Broadbent/Ruth Sheen as Tom and Gerri

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*WFCC TOP TEN HALL OF SHAME*


MOMMIE DEAREST WORST SCREEN MOMS OF THE YEAR AWARD:


*Melissa Leo
The Fighter

*Jacki Weaver
Animal Kingdom

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BLACK SWAN
*For turning ‘everything was beautiful at the ballet’ into a horror venue populated by female stereotypes.

CATFISH
*The documentary exploits the woman who ‘invents’ Facebook personalities (if indeed this all is to be believed). It’s a smarmy movie in every respect.

*For it’s blatant audience manipulation without any honesty. These filmmakers clearly used a real family for personal gain.

I AM LOVE

*Did Tilda Swinton really need to stand up her dead son at his funeral in order to dash off like in a late for a date emergency, to lock lips with her lover? Mommie Dearest Award runner-up.

INCEPTION
*For making sure that one (& only one) ‘good’ female character is on hand for the express purpose of killing the one (& only one) ‘bad’ female character so none of the men have to do it.

JOLENE
*Based on a story by Doctorow, it’s a flagrantly misogynistic story, an excellent example of how tales about abused women are turned into porn films.

*Ditto, THE KILLER INSIDE ME, see above.

KICK-ASS
*For the exploitation of a 12 year old girl.

*I resent the film’s implication that the best way to empower a girl is to portray her as a chirpily sadistic killing machine (and one who uses the ‘c’ word, to boot).

THE GHOST WRITER
*At large Polanski sets up Olivia Williams’ Lady Macbeth spouse as not only the instigator of UK’s collusion in Iraq, letting Blair off the hook. But the predatory extreme seductress aggressor nearly rapes the gullible Ghost as well, when cornering him in his tub with an offer of towels to dry his tush. The Female Made Me Do It defense.


TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

*This film tells young girls, it’s okay to sell your soul for a guy.

YOU AGAIN
*For perpetuation of the same-old same-old stereotypes of hysterical insecure women and reasonable, sage men.


6 Responses to “WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2010”

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