By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
NYFFCC (The Extra F Is For FIRST!!!)
Best Picture The Artist
Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Best Screenplay Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Foreign Language Film A Separation
Best Actor Brad Pitt, Moneyball & The Tree of Life
Best Actress Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, Drive
Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, The Help, and Take Shelter
Best First Feature Margin Call
Best Non-Fiction Film Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Well… that’s kinda funny.
After all the whining, this group – with the exception of one award – really could have given out these awards on October 1… as Maryl Streep is the only winner whose film was not either in theaters of at Toronto before that date.
The question, I suppose, is whether the group’s collective sphincter tightened around the mess of the early vote.
I’m happy for Albert Brooks. His 2011 awards cherry is now popped. But really, I think we can safely say that the only surprise on the entire list is how on the nose it is… down to picking the highest grossing doc of the year not made for children.
So… not only premature awardators… but boring ones. Maybe Lumenick can be president next year.