I always enjoy the Women’s Film Critic Circle for their unique twist on the Awards season. When I read the “Hall of Shame” it gives me a perspective that I never even thought of. Check out the complete awards below:
Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2009
BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN (tie)
Coco Before Chanel
My One And Only
BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN
Julie & Julia: Nora Ephron
BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award]
Sunshine Cleaning: Megan Holley
Abbie Cornish: Bright Star
Ben Foster: The Messenger
BEST YOUNG ACTRESS
Sidibe Gabourey: Precious
BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS
Meryl Streep: Julie & Julia
BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN
BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE
The Baader Meinhof Complex
My Sister’s Keeper
BEST THEATRICALLY UNRELEASED MOVIE BY OR ABOUT WOMEN
BEST EQUALITY OF THE SEXES
Julie & Julia
BEST ANIMATED FEMALE
Princess And The Frog: Anika Noni Rose as Tiana
BEST FAMILY FILM
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Gertrude Berg [Posthumous]: Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg: Aviva Kempner, director
ACTING AND ACTIVISM:
Emma Thompson – For her work on and off screen against sex trafficking
ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women:
JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD: For best expressing the woman of color experience in America
KAREN MORLEY AWARD: For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity
COURAGE IN ACTING: For taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen]
Isabella Rossellini: Green Porno
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD [Supporting performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored]
Olivia Williams: An Education
BEST DOCUMENTARIES BY WOMEN:
The Beaches of AgnÃ¨s, AgnÃ¨s Varda
ABOVE AND BEYOND:
American Casino, Leslie Cockburn
COURAGE IN FILMMAKING:
Tattooed Under Fire, Nancy Schiesari
WFCC TOP TEN HALL OF SHAME
Antichrist: The cinematic equivalent of nails down a chalkboard. Pretentious pornography, satanic sex, and Willem Dafoe as an artsy New Age femocidal sexorcist.
Deadgirl: Again the theme is vile sexual violence to women. In this case, the woman is dead and the men can do what they like with her And they do. This film brings out the worst of male fantasies towards women, and it wasn’t a pretty sight.
Downloading Nancy: The sexual violence towards Nancy, even though she asked for and seemed to want it, was difficult to absorb.
Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past: Matthew McConaughey as cardboard cutout misogynist, in one too many phone-it-in rom-coms featuring toxic bachelors.
Pirate Radio: Horrible male characters who treat women like a floating meat market.
Precious: If this film were a poor ‘white trash’ family/community, it wouldn’t have received the applause that it did. The point is that it promotes prejudice against blacks, fat women, unmarried women, less educated women and a whole lot more. That it is successful screams out for another film from the same neighborhood where the family is kept above the fray of stereotyping, by a strong unmarried mother.
Twilight Saga: New Moon: Bella (lead human female) is completely pathetic, the whole giving up one’s soul thing. How sad is it when a gal in a small town picks two boys she likes, one is a vampire and one is a werewolf.
Up In The Air: ‘Just think of me as yourself, only with a vagina.’ Oh, puh-leez! Who was this corporate female predaor [Vera Farmiga] supposed to be, this gorgeous, available babe with no back story and the magic ability to pull two sexy black dresses from her rollaway with no prior notice?!?!?
Two words: Judd Apatow. Some more words: perfect, beautiful women exist to save overweight schlubby men from their otherwise inevitable fate as complete no-hopers.
Worst Full Frontal Male Nudity 2009: Observe And Report‘s comedic flabby flasher. Ha Ha.
[Source: Movie City News]