The Tree of Life tops Online Film Critics Society Awards

The Tree of Life - Jessica Chastain

Tree of Life posterThe 15th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards have named The Tree of Life the best film of 2011, along with handing it four other awards for Best Director (Terrence Malick), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Editing and Best Cinematographer. Michael Fassbender took out Best Actor for Shame, while Tilda Swinton did the same for We Need to Talk About Kevin.

This continues The Tree of Life‘s dominance of recent online polls, including our own Bitsy Awards – The Best Films of 2011.

From the official site: “Founded in 1997, the Online Film Critics Society has been the key force in establishing and raising the standards for Internet-based film journalism. The OFCS membership consists of film reviewers, journalists and scholars based in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Asia/Pacific Rim region. For more information, visit the Online Film Critics Society at“.

A full list of winners is below:

Best Picture:
The Tree of Life

Best Animated Feature:

Best Director:
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Best Lead Actor:
Michael FassbenderShame

Best Lead Actress:
Tilda SwintonWe Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher PlummerBeginners

Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Chastain – The Tree of Life

Best Original Screenplay:
Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

Best Editing:
The Tree of Life

Best Cinematography:
The Tree of Life

Best Film Not in the English Language:
A Separation

Best Documentary:
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Special Awards (previously announced)
To Jessica Chastain, the breakout performer of the year
To Martin Scorsese in honor of his work and dedication to the pursuit of film preservation