//Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Go to ‘Hugo’ and ‘Drive’

Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Go to ‘Hugo’ and ‘Drive’

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It has been a while since Hugo landed a prize for Best Film and it has been even longer since Tilda Swinton received a Best Actress nod. Those dry streaks have now ended thanks to the Austin Film Critics Association who announced their annual awards earlier today. That group from the south broke the trend in a few crucial categories like Best Actor, where they awarded the underdog Michael Shannon for his performance in Take Shelter. They also made an unusual choice for Best Original Score, giving it to the low-budget alien hit Attack the Block.

View the complete list of winners below, courtesy of Film School Rejects.

Austin Film Critics Association
Awards 2011

Best Film:

Best Director:
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Actor:
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Actress:
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor:
Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter

Best Original Screenplay:
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Drive, Hossein Amini

Best Cinematography:
The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Original Score:
Attack the Block, Steven Price

Best Foreign Language Film:
I Saw the Devil, South Korea [dir: Jee-woon Kim]

Best Documentary:
Senna [dir: Asif Kapadia]

Best Animated Feature:
Rango [dir: Gore Verbinski]

Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award:
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter/The Tree of Life/The Help/The Debt/Coriolanus/Texas Killing Fields

Best First Film:
Attack the Block [dir: Joe Cornish]

Austin Film Award:
Take Shelter [dir: Jeff Nichols]

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