The Inaugural Tommy D Awards

Yes, that time is finally upon us. The true conclusion to the awards season for the cinema of 2011: The Inaugural Tommy D Awards, which carry infinitely more weight than the Oscars. My nominees for 14 categories are listed, with my winners in bold. The categories are mostly traditional, but I also threw in a couple of my own to make things fun.

Let’s get right to it! 

Best Cinematography

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
  • Hugo
  • The Tree of Life

Best Film Editing

  • The Artist
  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Moneyball
  • Take Shelter

Best Sound (Mixing and Editing)

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
  • Hugo
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Trent Reznor accepting the 2010 Golden Globe award for Best Original Score ('The Social Network')

Best Original Score

  • Ludovic Bource, The Artist
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Escot, Shame
  • David Wingo, Take Shelter
  • Alberto Iglesias, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Original Screenplay

  • Will Reiser, 50/50
  • Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter
  • Tom McCarthy, Win Win

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash; The Descendants
  • Steven Zaillian, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon; The Ides of March
  • Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball
  • Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best “Under-the-Radar”/Indie Film

  • A Dangerous Method
  • Carnage
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Shame
  • Take Shelter

Best Cast

  • Carnage
  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
  • The Ides of March

Best Supporting Actress 

  • Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
  • Carey Mulligan, Shame
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

 

Best Supporting Actor

  • Albert Brooks, Drive
  • John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners

 

 

 

Best Actress

  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Best Actor

  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Michael Fassbender, Shame
  • Ryan Gosling, Drive
  • Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

 

 

 

 

Best Director

  • Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, The Descendants
  • Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Picture

  • 50/50
  • The Descendants
  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Take Shelter

Summary (Nominations/Wins)

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: 9/5
  • Drive:  8/2
  • Shame:  4/2
  • Take Shelter:  7/1
  • The Descendants:  5/1
  • 50/50:  2/1 
  • The Ides of March:  2/1
  • Beginners:  1/1
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene:  4/0
  • The Artist:  3/0
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II:  3/0
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:  3/0
  • Carnage:  2/0
  • The Help:  2/0
  • Bridesmaids:  2/0
  • A Dangerous Method:  2/0
  • Hugo:  2/0
  • Moneyball:  2/0
  • The Iron Lady:  1/0
  • Midnight in Paris:  1/0
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes:  1/0
  • The Tree of Life:  1/0
  • Warrior:  1/0
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin:  1/0
  • Win Win:  1/0

In all, 25 films received at least one Tommy D nomination, and eight took home at least one award. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was this year’s big winner, winning five of a possible nine Tommy Ds, including Best Picture. Martha Marcy May Marlene had the toughest luck, as it garnered four nominations but zero wins.

Now that the Tommy D Awards have finally been distributed, we can turn the page on 2011 and look forward to what the remainder of 2012 has in store for us. It should be a great year!

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About Tommy D

Clemson and UGA alum with a market research job in LA. And I kind of like movies.

Posted on March 1, 2012, in General Movie Discussion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Seems like Harry Potter should have received more recognition at the real Oscars… or did it?

  2. I like the idea of Tommy D Awards!! Also I’d want to welcome you to the LAMB! http://www.largeassmovieblogs.com/2012/03/lamb-1234-tommy-d-talks-movies.html

    Welcome onboard and make sure to introduce yourself on our forum!

  3. Nice awards. I’m sensing a pattern in the type of films that you like, and was happy to see some love for Drive, Take Shelter and Shame mixed in there.

    And Welcome to the LAMB!

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