Seems that this year nearly every gaggle of critics will be tweeting their awards the moment they decide whom to give them to, and the Boston Society of Film Critics is no different. Their picks for the best of 2011:
Best Picture: Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist. Runners-Up: Martin Scorsese for Hugo and Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret.
Best Foreign Film: Denis Villeneuve's Incendies. Runner-Up: Asghar Farhadi's A Separation and Lee Chang-dong's Poetry.
Best Documentary: James Marsh's Project Nim. Runner-Up: Richard Press's Bill Cunningham New York.
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for Hugo. Runner-Up: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist.
Best Screenplay: Moneyball (Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin). Runner-Up: Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan).
Best Actress: Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn. Runner-Up: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady.
Best Actor: Brad Pitt for Moneyball. Runners-Up: George Clooney for The Descendants and Michael Fassbender for Shame.
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for Drive.
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids. Runner-Up: Jeannie Berlin for Margaret.
Best Ensemble: Carnage. Runner-Up: Margaret.
Best Cinematography: The Tree of Life (Emmanuel Lubezki). Runner-Up: Hugo (Robert Richardson).
Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer): The Clock (Christian Marclay). Runner-Up: Hugo (Thelma Schoonmaker).
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy): Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene. Runner-Up: JC Chandor for Margin Call.
Best Use of Music in a Film: The Artist and Drive. Runner-Up: The Descendants.
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