SF Critics: 'Tree Of Life' Best Pic, Director; Gary Oldman, Tilda Swinton Best Actors

The Tree Of Life took honors for best picture and best director Terrence Malick when the San Franscisco Film Critics Circle announced their awards for 2011 on Sunday. Two actors who’ve generated a lot of buzz but have been largely overlooked, Gary Oldman and Tilda Swinton, were honored for best actor and actress in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and We Need To Talk About Kevin. Full list of winners follows:

Best Picture: The Tree of Life

Best Director: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Original Screenplay: J.C. Chandor, Margin Call

Best Adapted Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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 Animated Feature: Rango

Best Foreign Language Film: Certified Copy

Best Documentary: Tabloid

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

Special Citation for underappreciated independent cinema: The Mill And The Cross

Marlon Riggs Award for courage & vision in the Bay Area film community: National Film Preservation Foundation — Since 1997, the San Francisco-based nonprofit’s fundraising and grant-giving programs have supported the restoration and preservation of hundreds of rare U.S. films. Led by director Annette Melville and assistant director Jeff Lambert, the NFPF makes this cinematic legacy available to the public through its “Treasures” DVD box sets, including the 2011 release “The West, 1898-1938.”

    1. Riiiiiiiiight. I can’t name one critic in SF. Never heard of a single name that might come to mind.

      I’m eagerly holding my breath, I think the Akron, Ohio film critics are about to announce!!!

  1. I think Gary Oldman could be the best actor of his generation. I would love to see him crush it this awards season!

  2. Tree of Life? You’ve got to be kidding. I like Malick’s movies, but even i thought it was a self indulgent and rambling bore.

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