In a year where no one film or group of films were totally dominant where it came to nominations (this year had no films nominated for 20 or more awards) when It came to the final tally, one film dominated with three more awards than it’s closest competitors, and that film was of course, The Artist, the french silent film that charmed critics and filmgoers around the world. The nominators of the Silver Lenas Movie Awards were no execption, handing out 8 Awards to The Artist including many of the major ‘Best’ categories. After The Artist, 4 movies tied for second place, ranging from the lauded (Attack the Block, Bridesmaid) to the decidedly mixed impressions (X-Men:First Class) to the despised (Green Lantern).
After a number of years where animated (well, Pixar to be precise) films challenged and won top honors, this year only two animated films won awards, The Adventures of Tintin (1) and Rango (1).
Two Canadian films also made it into the winners category, Hobo With A Shotgun (2 awards) and You Are Here (1)
Finally, individual awards were spread out this year with only X-Men:First Class Actors Michael Fassbinder and January Jones (with 2 awards each) winning more than a single Silver Lena.
This Years Big Winnere (for films shown in Toronto, Canada in 2011):
8 Awards – The Artist
Like elsewhere, the silent film of the century was lauded by the nominators here with Best Film/Director/Actor and Best Actress Awards. Quite a haul. It also managed to score awards in lesser categories like Best Animal, Best History and Best Original Music. Of note, Michel Hazanavicius is the first French Director to win a Silver Lena
5 Awards – Yes, there was a four way ties for the second most awards. And with the wide range of categories, these films ranged from beloved by the nominators to despised.
Attack The Block
The little alien invasion that could, sweeping up 5 Awards including Coolest Film. It also turned out to be the first film in the history of the Silver Lenas to win Best Monstercraft, The “Dario” Award and the “Death Machine” Award.
The comedy smash hit also gained praise from the nominators. Not only did its actor win Coolest Lead and Supporting Actress, but it won more esoteric awards like Best Vehicle and Best Food to boot.
Green Lantern (Biggest Loser)
The most despised of award winners here, none of Green Lantern’s Awards could be called ‘positive’. With A Worst Film/Director and Actress combination, one hopes that those involved can recover from such a mess.
The Silver Lenas nominators had decidedly mixed feelings about the X-Men prequel. They loved Michael Fassbender (1 solo+1 shared award) but the didn’t think much of January Jones, giver her a Worst Actress and Worst Villain nod.
Other 2010 notable winners:
4 Awards – Drive
Drive earned the second most nominations this year (after X-Men: First Class) and did finish with a respectable total, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Villain and Coolest Actor (for multi-nominated Ryan Gosling.)
4 Awards – Thor
The nominator loved Tom Hiddleson’s performance (He earned a Coolest Villain Award) and the costuming in the film, but they didn’t care much for the romance between Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman (who received a Least Convincing Screen Couple Award.)
Below are links to the section listings of all Categories for Award Nominations and Winners
The 31st SILVER LENAS Movie Awards
Go To The Bestest and Coolest Awards Winners Nominees
Go To The Technical, Artistic and Not Quite Human Awards Winners Nominees
Go To The Worst, Least and Sometimes Most Awards Winners Nominees
Go To The Critic’s Eye Awards Winners Nominees
Go To The Categoria Esoterica Awards Winners Nominees
Go to the Nominees Main Page (listing the most nominated films/actors and othere notable nominees for the 31st Silver Lenas)
Go to the 30th Silver Lenas Movie Awards Nominees Winners