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2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards: ‘Tree of Life’ wins big

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"2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards Tree of Life wins big"The winner of the 2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards was announced on ABC 7 Chicago’s ‘New This Morning’ on 19th December, Monday. As per the news, the Terrence Malick’s drama ‘The Tree of Life’ has won big with four awards that include the coveted prize for the Best Picture. ‘The Tree of Life’ has become the biggest winner of the 2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards.

Terrence Malick has won the Best Director Award for his wonderful work, directing ‘The Tree of Life’. However, the movie has also led its star Jessica Chastain to win the Best Supporting Actress. Moreover, for the best artistic work in the film, Emmanuel Lubezki has been awarded the Best Cinematography award.

Besides, the veteran actor Michael Shannon has grabbed the Best Actor Award for his magnificent role as Curtis LaForche in ‘Take Shelter’. The Best Actress award has been bagged by Michelle Williams for her role as Marilyn Monroe in ‘My Week with Marilyn’. The recently hit action drama ‘Drive’ has let Albert Brooks to win the Best Supporting Actor award for his role.

Furthermore, the winners of the annual awards includes ‘Rango’ that has been awarded as the Best Animated film, the Best Documentary was awarded to ‘The Interrupters’, the Best Foreign Language Film award was bagged by ‘A Separation’. Also, ‘The Artist’ has won the award for the Best Original Screenplay where as Elizabeth Olsen has been named as the Most Promising Performer through her performance in ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’.

All the awards will be handed to winners at the Chicago Broadway Playhouse on 7th January, 2012, during a ceremony. Additionally, Shirley MacLaine, Jason Segel, Dennis Farina and James Earl Jones will be presented with the special awards during the event.

2011 Chicago Film Critics Awards winners list:

  • Best Picture: The Tree of Life
  • Best Director: Terrence Malick – ‘The Tree of Life’
  • Best Actor: Michael Shannon – ‘Take Shelter’
  • Best Actress: Michelle Williams – ‘My Week with Marilyn’
  • Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks – ‘Drive’
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain – ‘The Tree of Life’
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Steve Zaillian – ‘Moneyball’
  • Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius- ‘The Artist’
  • Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – ‘The Tree of Life’
  • Best Original Score: Cliff Martinez – ‘Drive’
  • Best Animated Film: Rango
  • Best Documentary: The Interrupters
  • Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
  • Most Promising Performer: Elizabeth Olsen – ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’
  • Most Promising Filmmaker: Sean Durkin – ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’
  • Commitment to the Craft Award: Shirley MacLaine
  • Oscar Micheaux Award: James Earl Jones
  • Commedia Extra Ordinaire Award: Jason Segel
  • Commitment to Chicago Award: Dennis Farina
  • Big Shoulders Award: The Second City

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