2011 Film Awards and Nominations

  • Publish Date: December 5, 2011
  • Comments: ↓ 8 user comments

Final 2011 film awards scorecard

Added in final update (Feb. 26): Academy Award winners, Independent Spirit Award winners

Below is our current running tally of the most honored 2011 films and individuals, which will be updated daily throughout awards season (December - February) as new nominations and awards are announced. For each category, our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for winning an award
  • 2 points for each runner-up (not common, but a few groups award a 2nd place prize)
  • 1 point for being nominated (and not winning), or for being listed for an award that does not pick a winner
Don't forget to check page 2 of this report, where you can find all of the individual nominations and awards announced throughout awards season (from over 40 different organizations overall).
  Best Picture Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1The Artist194873
2The Descendants931952
3The Tree of Life721540
6Midnight in Paris001515
7The Help001212
9War Horse0099
  BEST DIRECTOR Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1Michel Hazanavicius
The Artist
2Terrence Malick
The Tree of Life
3Martin Scorsese
4Nicholas Winding Refn
5Alexander Payne
The Descendants
  LEAD ACTOR Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1George Clooney
The Descendants
2Jean Dujardin
The Artist
3Michael Fassbender
4Brad Pitt
Michael Shannon
Take Shelter
  LEAD ACTRESS Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1Michelle Williams
My Week With Marilyn
2Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
3Tilda Swinton
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4Viola Davis
The Help
5Elizabeth Olsen
Martha Marcy May Marlene
  SUPPORTING ACTOR Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1Albert Brooks
2Christopher Plummer
3Kenneth Branagh
My Week With Marilyn
4Nick Nolte
5Patton Oswalt
Young Adult
  Supporting Actress Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1Jessica Chastain
(Multiple films including Tree of Life and The Help)
2Shailene Woodley
The Descendants
3Octavia Spencer
The Help
4Melissa McCarthy
5Bérénice Bejo
The Artist
  Original Screenplay Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1Woody Allen
Midnight in Paris
2Michel Hazanavicius
The Artist
3Will Reiser
4Asghar Farhadi
A Separation
5Thomas McCarthy
Win Win
  Adapted Screenplay Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
The Descendants
2Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin
3Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
4Tate Taylor
The Help
5Hossein Amini
  CINEMATOGRAPHY Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1Emmanuel Lubezki
The Tree of Life
2Janusz Kaminski
War Horse
Robert Richardson
4Guillaume Schiffman
The Artist
5Newton Thomas Sigel
  Foreign Feature * Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1A Separation172257
2The Skin I Live In63731
313 Assassins22717
4I Saw the Devil2039
Mysteries of Lisbon2119

* Note that many organizations have different criteria for including films in this category. While many groups require the film to be in a foreign language, others merely ask that the film be produced outside of the U.S. We are including all such films here.

  Documentary Feature Wins 2nd Place Nominated Points
1Project Nim741241
2Cave of Forgotten Dreams100636
4The Interrupters21614
  Animated Feature * Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
2The Adventures of Tintin841042
3Arthur Christmas20713
Kung Fu Panda 2011113
Puss in Boots011113

* Some organizations also include "mixed media" films in this category.

List of all awards and nominations

Turn to the next page for a list of all individual 2011 awards and nominations.

Comments (8)

  • D-Slice  

    You were saying, movie2187? And I agree with you, it probably is the best film ever made.

  • movie2187  

    The Tree of Life has no chance at the oscars...Shame because it is probably the best film ever made (yea, I just said it)

  • Potter17  

    Rebel6794, I also am really surprised by the lack of recognition for Harry Potter. Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is one of the most acclaimed films of the year, and it is not getting nominations for best picture at any circle of professional critics (expect at NBR), while less acclaimed films are being constantly nominated (such as The Help and The Ides of March). I am starting to think that film awards are more about buzz rather than quality or suddenly critics started to think that Deathly Hallows 2 wasn't a good movie.

  • rebel6794  

    I'm really taken aback at the lack of nominations for HP Part 2. With its universal acclaim given by film critics and audiences alike, it is a slap in the face to such a supposedly well-made movie. Movies don't get 87's or 96%'s out of reverence for the ending of a series; they get them because they are technically or artfully astounding to viewers. Maybe it's just me...

  • pookpooi  

    It's included only association that at least award Hollywood films. So you'll not see European Film Awards because it's only award European films, even European Film Awards is very big event. Am I right?


    @pookpooi oh. yeah. you're right. I didn't scrolled down lower. Thank you though.

  • pookpooi  

    @MEESTERMAJICK Is information you need provided in page 2 of this article?


    Which awards or recognitions did you used for the basis of this early tally?

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