Is anybody else getting severely tired of these critics awards? I need a long break to regain my sanity after being numbed by repressive output. If nothing else, San Francisco made a great deal of more than just solid choices for their branch of critics. Sure, "The Tree of Life" reminded us once again of how blindly supportive its followers are, but in the film's defense there is heart to it. It's just buried under a heap of misguided non-narrative detour. Other than that, specifically in the performance branches, they get a lot of things right. It's nice to see Gary Oldman finally pick up an award, and it's even nicer to see Tilda Swinton continue on her march to the Oscars.
BEST PICTURE: “The Tree of Life”
BEST DIRECTOR: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
BEST ACTOR: Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
BEST ACTRESS: Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Albert Brooks, “Drive”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Vanessa Redgrave, “Coriolanus”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Margin Call”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: "The Tree of Life"
BEST ANIMATED FILM: "Rango"
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Certified Copy"
BEST DOCUMENTARY: "Tabloid"
SPECIAL CITATION: "The Mill and the Cross"