Utah Film Critics Association: 2011 Awards

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Utah Film Critics Association: 2011 Awards

Best Picture
Drive 

Best Achievement in Directing
Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist 

Best Lead Performance by an Actor
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 50/50

Best Lead Performance by an Actress
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn 

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress
Amy Ryan, Win Win

Best Screenplay: Original
50/50

Best Screenplay: Adapted
The Descendants

Best Animated Feature
Rango

Best Non-English Language Feature
A Separation

Best Documentary
Senna

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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh