GLOSCARS 2011 – The Nominees….

Here are the nominations for my Gloscars for films released in 2011.

Leading the pack is DRIVE and TRUE GRIT tied with 9 each, followed by THE HELP with 6 and THE DESCENDANTS and MONEYBALL with 5 each.

Winners will be announced next week…..

Are there any surprises or snubs?  Would like to know your thoughts.








Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan

Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive

Alexander Payne for The Descendants

Pedro Almodovar – The Skin I Live In

Joel & Ethan Coen for True Grit


Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash for The Descendants

Hossein Amini for Drive

Judy Morris for The Eye Of The Storm

Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball

Joel & Ethan Coen for True Grit

 Actor in a leading role

George Clooney – The Descendants

Ryan Gosling – Drive (Blue  Valentine, Crazy Stupid Love, The Ides Of March)

Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Jeff Bridges – True Grit

 Actress in a leading role

Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine (Meek’s Cutoff)

Judy Davis – The Eye Of The Storm

Viola Davis – The Help

Halle Steinfeld – True Grit

Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

 Actor in a supporting role

Christopher Plummer – Beginners (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Albert Brooks – Drive

Christian Bale – The Fighter

David Wenham – Oranges And Sunshine

Barry Pepper – True Grit

 Actress in a supporting role

Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Charlotte Rampling – The Eye Of The Storm (Melancholia)

Jessica Chastain – The Help (The Debt)

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Judi Dench – Jane Eyre


Cliff Martinez – Drive & Contagion

Trent Reznor, Attica Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Mychael Danner – Moneyball

Alberto Iglesias – The Skin I Live In & Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Carter Burwell – True Grit & Howl


Matthew Labitique – Black Swan

Newton Thomas Sigel – Drive

Jeff Cronenweth – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Wally Pfister – Moneyball

Roger Deakins – True Grit & In Time

 Production Design

Beth Mickle – Drive

Mark Ricker – The Help

Dante Ferretti – Hugo

Anne Seibel – Midnight In Paris

Jess Gonchor – True Grit & Moneyball

 Costume Design

Sharen Davis – The Help

Sandy Powell – Hugo

Michael O’Connor – Jane Eyre

Paco Delgardo – The Skin I Live In

Mary Zophres – True Grit


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3 responses to “GLOSCARS 2011 – The Nominees….

  1. Rob in USA

    Hard to judge your list. You’ve got last year Oscar winners mixed with this year Oscar nominees. I see you apparently weren’t won over by just crowned AACTA Best Film “Red Dog” or “Snowtown” AACTA multiple winner (I had hoped “The Eye of the Storm” would win). My rule of thumb is Best Picture nominees usually have/win the Best Screenplay. You’ve got Julia Morris for “The Eye of the Storm” in there but not for Best Pic. Personally, I wish Fred Schepisi had picked someone with a track record for writing award-winning screenplays to adapt Patrick White’s novel. But no, he had to pick someone whose most noted work were the screenplays for 2 animated movies (“Happy Feet” and “Babe: Pig in the City”). Go figure. Morris was the weakest link for “The Eye of the Storm.” Its’ no wonder that Judy Davis and Geoffrey Rush had to spend 3 weeks before filming to find the guts of their characters in ‘Eye’ and improve what Morris had written originally. I would sub Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” screenplay for Morris’ “Eye of the Storm” only because you don’t list ‘Eye’ for Best Picture. And Woody’s up for Oscar so…? “The Eye of the Storm” finally acquired a US distributor and will open Apr 20th in LA, New York, and San Francisco to start. If it’s good enough, it can qualify for 2013 Oscars. I could be proved wrong about Morris’ screenplay, but she didn’t win AACTA Best Adapted Screenplay. I like Judy Davis, but why in the lead category over Charlotte Rampling and Rampling in Supporting Actress? Shouldn’t it be the other way round? No Meryl Streep (she seems to be the anointed one, no matter what she does)? No Natalie Portman for “Black Swan?” Based on your noms, I predict the big winner of 2011 GLOSCARS will be “The Descendants.”

    • Hi Rob,
      Thanks for your comments. My list does contain some of last years Oscar winners but that is because films are released differently here in Australia. I also begin my year from Jan 1 and end on Dec 31. I extended by a month this year (till Jan 31) to try and avoid the overlap of the American Oscar releases. THis won’t always work for example I have seen 2 films since Feb 1 (The Artist & Martha Marcy May Marlene) which of course are part of this years award circuit. I also only saw 50 films and if you see my list I did not see Red Dog or Snowton therefore not in the mix. Red Dog winning the Aacta was kind of ridiculous anyway as it won in no other major categories. As for the screenplay nomination and not best picture, this often happens as a kind of runner up category at the Gloscars, also often with the case of the oscars.I think that Judy Morris did a good job of adapting difficult material to simplify the story so it can have some kind of commercial future, as for the back story of the Judy/Geoffrey rewrites well that shouldn’t be taken into account as what ended up on the final product was Judy Morris’ credit.I cheated with the best actress/supporting actress nominations for Judy and charlotte, i loved both of them and wanted to include them, i thought that judy’s character was more of a lead role as far as screen time and character development do I gave her the lead role nod. Also Midnight In paris was a hot contender for a nomination but lost out by an inch. As for your prediction of the winners, they are announced tomorrow and you might be surprised……thanks for reading the post – Babs
      PS. I am very excited that Eye Of The Storm is getting a US release – Judy Davis might be recognised and I have a very soft spot for the film.
      PPS. I thought Meryl was great in a terrible movie therefore I couldn’t recognise her, will be very surprised if she wins this years Oscar.

  2. Rob in USA

    Correction: I meant Judy Morris for “The Eye of the Storm” screenplay not “Julia Morris”…….

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