The As Seen By Awards – Nominees

Ladies and gentlemen and readers of all ages, I present to you the nominees for the Best of 2011, as recognized by the authors of As Seen By in our first annual As Seen By Awards. 


The nominees are: 

Achievement in Cinematography

             NewtonThomas Sigel – Drive

            Guillame Schiffman – The Artist

            Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life

            Rodrigo Prieto – Water for Elephants

            Robert Richardson – Hugo

 Achievement in Editing

             Hanna – Paul Tothill

            The Artist – Anne-Sophie Bion, Michael Hazanavicius

            Warrior – Sean Albertson, Matt Cheese, John Gilroy, Aaron Marshall

            The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

            Drive – Matthew Newman

 Achievement in  Special Effects

             Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 – Martin Rezard, Steve Hamilton          

            Real Steel – Lou Carlucci, Ken Cornett

           Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Cara E. Anderson, Richard Darwin

           The Tree of Life – Ryan Roundy, Brian Cross

           Sucker Punch – Scott R. Treliving

 Achievement in Art Direction

             Immortals – Michele Laliberte

            The Artist – Gregory S. Hooper

            The Tree of Life – David Crank

            Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy – Deniz Gokturk

            Hugo – Alastair Bullock

 Best Original Score

             The Help – Thomas Newman

            The Artist – Ludovic Bource

            War Horse – John Williams

            The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

            Drive – Cliff Martinez

 Best Original Song

             “The World I Knew” – African Cats (performed by: Jordin Sparks)

            “Hello, Hello” – Gnomeo & Juliet (performed by: Elton John)

            “Bridgeof Light” – Happy Feet Two (performed by: Pink)

            “Walk Lightly on the World” – Jane’s Journey (performed by: Katie Melua)

            “Man or Muppet” – The Muppet (performed by: Jason Segel and Walter)

 Best Screenplay – Adapted

             Moneyball – Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin

            The Help – Tate Taylor

            War Horse – Lee Hall, Richard Curtis

            Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

            The Descendents – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

 Best Screenplay – Original

             Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiigg

            The Artist – Michael Hazanavicius

            Warrior – Cliff Dorfman, Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tombakis

            Take Shelter – Jeff Nichols

            Martha Marcy May Marlene – Sean Durkin

 Best Performance by an Actor in a Voice-Over Role

             Brad Pitt – Happy Feet Two (“Will the Krill”)

            Elijah Wood – Happy Feet Two (“Mumble”)

            Antonio Banderas – Puss in Boots (“Puss”)

            Johnny Depp – Rango (“Rango”)

             Bill Nighy – Arthur Christmas (“Grandfather Christmas”)

Best Performance by an  Actress in a Voice-Over Role

             Ava Acres – Happy Feet Two (“Erik”)

            Pink – Happy Feet Two (“Gloria”)

            Angelina Jolie – Kung Fu Panda 2 (“Tigress”)

            Abigail Breslin – Rango (“Priscilla”)

            Isla Fischer – Rango (“Beans”)

 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

          Jonah Hill – Moneyball

          Nick Nolte – Warrior

          Christoph Waltz – Water for Elephants

          Christopher Plummer – Beginners

           John Hawkes – Martha Marcy May Marlene

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

             Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

            Jessica Chastain – The Help

            Maggie Elizabeth Jones – We Bought A Zoo

            Berenice Bejo – The Artist

            Octavia Spencer – The Help

 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

             Brad Pitt – Moneyball

            Andy Serkis – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

            Jean Dujardin – The Artist

            Michael Fassbender – Shame

            Michael Shannon – Take Shelter

 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

             Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

            Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

            Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene

            Jessica Chastain – Take Shelter

            Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre              

Achievement in Directing

            Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive

            Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

            Tate Taylor – The Help

            Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

            Marin Scorsese – Hugo 

Animated Feature of the Year 

            Happy Feet Two

            Puss in Boots


            The Adventures of Tin Tin

            Arthur Christmas  

Documentary Feature of the Year 

            Into the Abyss            

            Jane’s Journey

            African Cats

            Pink Saris  

Feature Film of the Year


           The Artist

          The Help

          The Tree of Life



         Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

          The Descendants



The Artist leads our nomination with 9 nods followed by The Help and Happy Feet Two with 6 nods each.  Drive and The Tree of Life don’t follow far behind with 5 nominations each.  Moneyball, Rango and Warrior all come in at 4 nods. 

Did you know?  Jessica Chastain made a huge splash this year and is in the running for Best Supporting Actress and Best Leading Actress.  Brad Pitt is also twice nominated, once for his portrayal of “Will the Krill” in Happy Feet Two and for his portrayal of Oakland A’s manager “Billy Beane” in Moneyball.  Finally, cross-over star Pink a.k.a. Alecia Moore is nominated on our list twice – once for her vocals for Best Original Song “The Bridge of Light” from Happy Feet Two and for her voice-over acting as “Gloria” from the same movie. 

Also, be sure to check back when are winners are announced because we’ll also be unveiling our READER OF THE YEAR!


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