RECAP: 3rd TFO Awards (2011)

The third year of this blog’s awards, the TFO Awards, honoured the excellence in film for the year 2011. The awards were posted in July to August 2014.

Asghar Farhadi’s drama film A Separation sweeps the major awards, winning six out of its seven nominations including Best Picture, Best Director (Farhadi), and Best Original Screenplay.

Another big winner is Stephen Daldry’s drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, getting four wins out of its ten nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay.

The rest of the Best Picture nominees were The Artist (10 nominations), Drive (10), Hugo (7), The Tree of Life (7), Take Shelter (4), 50/50 (3), Contagion (3), and Weekend (2).

Scroll down below to see the complete list of winners and nominees.

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Best Motion Picture

  • 50/50 – Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen
  • The Artist – Thomas Langmann
  • Contagion – Gregory Jacobs, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
  • Drive – Michael Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Scott Rudin
  • Hugo – Johnny Depp, Tim Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese
  • *WINNER* A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
  • Take Shelter – Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin
  • The Tree of Life – Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad
  • Weekend – Tristan Goligher

Best Achievement in Directing

  • Michel Hazanavisius – The Artist
  • Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
  • Stephen Daldry – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • *WINNER* Asghar Farhadi – A Separation
  • Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demian Bichir – A Better Life
  • *WINNER* Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • Michael Fassbender – Shame
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
  • Michael Shannon – Take Shelter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain – Take Shelter
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • *WINNER* Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Albert Brooks – Drive
  • Matt Damon – Contagion
  • *WINNER* Shahab Hosseini – A Separation
  • Brad Pitt – The Tree of Life
  • Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • *WINNER* Sareh Bayat – A Separation
  • Sandra Bullock – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Jessica Chastain – The Tree of Life
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Best Performance by an Ensemble

  • Bridesmaids – Rose Byrne, Jill Clayburgh, Terry Crews, Ben Falcone, Jon Hamm, Tim Heidecker, Michael Hitchcock, Ellie Kemper, Matt Lucas, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Chris O’ Dowd, Dana Powell, Maya Rudolph, Mitch Silpa, Kristen Wiig, Rebel Wilson
  • Carnage – Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Brooke Bloom, Sandra Bullock, Zoe Caldwell, Diane Cheng, Catherine Curtin, Viola Davis, John Joseph Gallagher, Hazelle Goodman, John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn, Ray Iannicelli, Gregory Korostisheysky, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Hector Martinez, Jim Norton, Lola Pashalinski, Jensen Smith, Marco Verna, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey Wright
  • The Help – Anna Camp, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Aunjanue Ellis, Nelsan Ellis, Eleanor Henry, Emma Henry, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’ Reilly, David Oyelowo, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel
  • *WINNER* A Separation – Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Leila Hatami, Kimia Hosseini, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi, Peyman Mooadi, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Merila Zare’i

Best Original Screenplay

  • 50/50 – Will Reiser
  • The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
  • Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo
  • *WINNER* A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
  • Weekend – Andrew Haigh

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Carnage – Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski
  • Drive – Hossein Amini
  • *WINNER* Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Eric Roth
  • Jane Eyre – Moira Buffini
  • Moneyball – Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian

Best Animated Feature

  • *WINNER* The Adventures of Tintin – Steven Spielberg
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 – Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • Puss in Boots – Chris Miller
  • Rango – Gore Verbinski
  • Winnie the Pooh – Stephen Anderson & Don Hall

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • The Artist – Guillaume Schiffman
  • Drive – Newton Thomas Sigel
  • Hugo – Robert Richardson
  • Jane Eyre – Adriano Goldman
  • *WINNER* The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Achievement in Film Editing

  • The Artist – Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
  • Drive – Mat Newman
  • *WINNER* Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Claire Simpson
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter
  • A Separation – Hayedeh Safiyari

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

  • *WINNER* Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Skip Lievsay, Danny Michael, Paul Urmson
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Bo Persson
  • Hugo – Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
  • Moneyball – Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco, Ed Novick
  • War Horse – Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Stuart Wilson

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

  • Contagion – Larry Blake
  • *WINNER* Drive – Lon Bender, Victor Ray Ennis
  • Hanna – Craig Berkey, Paul Carter, Timothy Nielsen, Chris Scarabosio
  • Hugo – Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty
  • War Horse – Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom

Best Achievement in Original Score

  • The Artist – Ludovic Bource
  • *WINNER* Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Alexandre Desplat
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • Hugo – Howard Shore
  • War Horse – John Williams

Best Achievement in Adapted or Song Score

  • Drive – Cliff Martinez, Eric Craig
  • Melancholia – Mikkel Maltha
  • Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
  • *WINNER* The Tree of Life – Alexandre Desplat, Roanna Gillespie
  • Winnie the Pooh – Henry Jackman, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The First Avenger – Charlie Noble, Mark Soper, Christopher Townsend, Edson Williams
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Eric Barba, Brian Gazdik, Patrick Jarvis, Paul Lambert, Steve Preeg, Greg Teegarden
  • *WINNER* Hugo – Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning
  • Super 8 – Dennis Muren, Kim Libreri, Paul Kavanagh, Russell Earl
  • The Tree of Life – Olivier Dumont, Michael Fink, Dan Glass, Bryan Hirota, Paul Riddle, Mike Shand

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Albert Nobbs – Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnson, Matthew W. Mungle
  • Anonymous – Fay Hatzius, Heike Merker, Björn Rehbein, Matthew Smith
  • The Artist – Cydney Cornell, Julie Hewett
  • *WINNER* The Iron Lady – Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
  • Warrior – Trish Almeida, Felicity Bowring, Dugg Kirkpatrick, Randy Westgate

Best Achievement in Production Design – Contemporary

  • *WINNER* Drive – (PD) Beth Mickle, (SD) Lisa Sessions Morgan
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – (PD) K.K. Barrett, (SD) George DeTitta Jr.
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – (PD) Donald Graham Burt, (SD) K.C. Fox, Erik Videgard
  • The Skin I Live In – (PD) Antxon Gómez, (SD) Vicente Díaz
  • Sleeping Beauty – (PD) Annie Beauchamp, (SD) Lisa Thompson

Best Achievement in Production Design – Period

  • Anonymous – (PD) Sebastian Krawinkel, (SD) Simon Boucherie
  • The Artist – (PD) Laurence Bennett, (SD) Robert Gould
  • *WINNER* Hugo – (PD) Dante Ferretti, (SD) Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • Submarine – (PD) Gary Williamson, (SD) Cathy Cosgrove
  • War Horse – (PD) Rick Carter, (SD) Lee Sandales

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Contemporary

  • Bridesmaids – Leesa Evans, Christine Wada
  • *WINNER* Drive – Erin Benach
  • The Iron Lady – Consolata Boyle
  • Margin Call – Caroline Duncan
  • Sleeping Beauty – Shareen Beringer

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Period

  • Anonymous – Lisy Christl
  • The Artist – Mark Bridges
  • The Help – Sharen Davis
  • Jane Eyre – Michael O’ Connor
  • *WINNER* W.E. – Arianne Phillips

Best Achievement in Original Song

  • “The Living Proof” from The Help
    Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas
  • *WINNER* “Masterpiece” from W.E.
    Music and Lyric by Madonna, Julie Frost and James Harry
  • “Real in Rio” from Rio
    Music by Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, Mikael Mutti, John Powell; Lyric by Siedah Garrett
  • “Shelter” from Take Shelter
    Music and Lyric by Ben Nichols
  • “So Long” from Winnie the Pooh
    Music and Lyric by Zooey Deschanel

NOTE: Best Documentary Feature was not existing categories during this awards.

Click here to see the actual posts on the 3rd TFO Awards.

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