Tuesday, January 10, 2012
National Society of Film Critics...names "Melancholia" top flick! Nods to Brad Pitt & Kirsten Dunst!
The prestigious National Society of Film Critics met over the weekend at a chi chi watering hole in New York - Sardi's - and announced their top picks for 2011.
Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt were singled out as Best Actress and Best Actor for their roles in "Melancholia" and "Moneyball" respectively.
"Melancholia" was also given the nod for best pic by the film society which is comprised of 58 prominent critics from around the U.S.
Terrence Malick won Best Director for "The Tree of Life".
Fans of Werner Herzog will be delighted to hear that he snapped up the trophy for nonfiction film (Cave of Forgotten Dreams; a favorite at film festivals last year).
Supporting actors - Albert Brooks ("Drive") and Jessica Chastain ("The Tree of Life') - were also given the nod.
Unlike the Golden Globe Awards, selections by the National Society of Film Critics, rarely hint at potential Oscar-winners, but the award is considered an honor in the industry nonetheless.