Critics’ Choice snubs: ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ Terrence Malick, Glenn Close

The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. has a solid track record at forecasting the eventual Oscar nominees with its Critics’ Choice Awards contenders. Last year, the BFCA got nine of the 10 eventual Oscar Best Picture nominees (it went for “The Town” over “The Kids Are All Right”) and 18 of the 20 acting contenders; they overlooked Javier Bardem (“Biutiful”) and John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”). 

Among the most notable snubs this year are: helmer Terrence Malick who just won the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Best Director prize for “The Tree of Life”; the women of “Albert Nobbs” (Glenn Close, Janet McTeer); the veteran actors in kid-themed films (Ben Kingsley, “Hugo”; Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”); last year’s darling David Fincher who helmed the winning “The Social Network” and returned with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” which reaped just two techical bids; and the well-received “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” which features last year’s Best Actor champ Colin Firth but was shut out.  

“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Another Happy Day”
“A Dangerous Method”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“The Ides of March”
“The Iron Lady”
“J. Edgar”
“Martha Marcy May Marlene”
“My Week with Marilyn”
“Take Shelter”
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
“We Bought a Zoo”
“We Need to Talk About Kevin”
“Young Adult”

Tomas Alfredson, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
George Clooney, “The Ides of March”
Cameron Crowe, “We Bought a Zoo”
Simon Curtis, “My Week with Marilyn”
Clint Eastwood, “J. Edgar”
David Fincher, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Jonathan Levine, “50/50”
Phyllida Lloyd, “The Iron Lady”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Steve McQueen, “Shame”
Bennett Miller, “Moneyball”
Oren Moverman, “Rampart”
Roman Polanski, “Carnage”
Lynne Ramsay, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Jason Reitman, “Young Adult”
Steven Soderbergh, “Contagion”
Tate Taylor, “The Help”

Antonio Banderas, “The Skin I Live In”
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
Daniel Craig, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Matt Damon, “We Bought a Zoo”
Michael Fassbender, “A Dangerous Method”
Ralph Fiennes, “Coriolanus”
Paul Giamatti, “Win Win”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50”
Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
Woody Harrelson, “Rampart”
Thomas Horn, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
Jeremy Irvine, “War Horse”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “The Tree of Life”
John C. Reilly, “Carnage”
Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter”
Christoph Waltz, “Carnage”
Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”

Ellen Barkin, “Another Happy Day”
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Olivia Colman, “Tyrannosaur”
Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia”
Jodie Foster, “Carnage”
Scarlett Johansson, “We Bought a Zoo”
Felicity Jones, “Like Crazy”
Keira Knightley, “A Dangerous Method”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Carey Mulligan, “Drive”
Emma Stone, “The Help”
Mia Wasikowska, “Jane Eyre”
Rachel Weisz, “The Whistleblower”
Kate Winslet, “Carnage”

Ned Beatty, “Rampart”
Jim Broadbent, “The Iron Lady”
George Clooney, “The Ides of March”
Colin Firth, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Robert Forster, “The Descendants”
Ben Foster, “Rampart”
Armie Hammer, “J. Edgar”
Tom Hanks, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
John Hawkes, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Ides of March”
Ben Kingsley, “Hugo”
John Lithgow, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
Ezra Miller, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method”
Brad Pitt, “The Tree of Life”
Christopher Plummer, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Alan Rickman, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
JK Simmons, “The Music Never Stopped”
Stellan Skarsgard, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
David Thewlis, “War Horse”
Max von Sydow, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

Sandra Bullock, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
Jessica Chastain, “Take Shelter”
Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life”
Marion Cotillard, “Midnight in Paris”
Judi Dench, “J. Edgar”
Judi Dench, “My Week with Marilyn”
Scarlett Johansson, “We Bought a Zoo”
Keira Knightley, “A Dangerous Method”
Brie Larson, “Rampart”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Demi Moore, “Another Happy Day”
Carey Mulligan, “Drive”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Coriolanus”
Amy Ryan, “Win Win”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Emily Watson, “War Horse”
Naomi Watts, “J. Edgar”
Evan Rachel Wood, “The Ides of March”

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