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The Women Film Critics Circle announced its annual list of winners, and repeatedly saluted Suffragette in doing so.
The Sarah Gavron film starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter earned seven nods, including best film by women and about women, best female images in a movie, best actress (Mulligan), best ensemble and best director.
The association’s picks also applauded acting performances by Brie Larson in Room, Amy Schumer in Trainwreck, Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road and both Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl.
While acknowledging Bridge of Spies; Bessie; Inside Out; Amy; What Happened, Miss Simone? and He Named Me Malala, the group also awarded Mad Max: Fury Road for best equality of the sexes, and slammed Jurassic World in the worst female images category and Steve Jobs in the worst males images category.
See a list of the announced awards below.
Best Movie About Women: Suffragette
Best Movie By a Woman: Suffragette
Best Woman Storyteller: Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Best Young Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Best Comedic Actress: Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Best Foreign Film By or About Women: The Second Mother
Best Female Images in a Movie: Suffragette
Worst Female Images in a Movie: Jurassic World
Best Male Images in a Movie: Bridge of Spies
Worst Male Images in a Movie: Steve Jobs
Best Documentary By or About Women: Amy
Best Screen Couple (tie): Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, 45 Years; Brie Larson and Jason Tremblay, Room
Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie By or About Women: Bessie
Best Equality of the Sexes: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Female Action Star: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
The Invisible Woman Award (performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored): Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Animated Female: Amy Poehler as Joy, Inside Out
Best Family Film: Inside Out
Women’s Work/Best Ensemble: Suffragette
Courage in Filmmaking: Sarah Gavron, Suffragette
Courage in Acting (taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women onscreen): Brie Larson, Room
Josephine Baker Award (a film that best expresses the woman of color experience in America): What Happened, Miss Simone?
Karen Morley Award (a film that best exemplifies a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity): Suffragette
Acting and Activism Award: Olivia Wilde (for her work with Save The Children, ACLU and Artists for Peace, and her support for holistic organic causes needed for the sustenance of every community)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lily Tomlin
Mommie Dearest/Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award: Cate Blanchett, Cinderella
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