Florida Film Critics Circle


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2009

Picture: Up in the Air
Director: Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air
Actress: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious
Screenplay: 500 Days of Summer, Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber
Foreign Language Film: Sin Nombre
Cinematography: Avatar, Mauro Fiore
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Animated Feature: Up
Documentary: The Cove
Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film: Not given


2008

Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Actress: Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy
Foreign Language Film: Let the Right One In
Cinematography: The Dark Knight, Wally Pfister
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Animated Feature: Wall-E
Documentary: Man on Wire
Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film: Dick Morris and the Sarasota Film Society


2007

Picture: No Country for Old Men
Director: Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Actress: Ellen Page, Juno
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Screenplay: Juno, Diablo Cody
Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Cinematography: No Country for Old Men and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Roger Deakins
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Ellen Page, Juno
Animated Feature: Ratatouille
Documentary: No End in Sight
Orginal Songs: Once


2006

Picture: The Departed
Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Actor: Forest Whitacker, The Last King of Scotland
Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Screenplay: The Departed, William Monahan
Foreign Language Film: Pan's Labyrinth
Cinematography: Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo Navarro
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Animated Feature: Monster House
Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film: Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, director and producer of the Florida-centric documentaries Cocaine Cowboys (2006) and Raw Deal: A Question of Consent (2001), for their continued dedication to South Florida's film industry.


2005

Picture: Brokeback Mountain
Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Supporting Actor: Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Junebug
Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain, Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
Foreign Language Film: Kung Fu Hustle
Cinematography: Brokeback Mountain, Rodrigo Prieto
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Terrence Howard, Hustle and Flow, Crash, Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Animated Feature: Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Documentary: Grizzly Man


2004

Picture: Sideways
Director: Alexander Payne, Sideways
Actor: Jamie Foxx, Ray
Actress: Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
Supporting Actor: Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
Supporting Actress: Laura Linney, Kinsey
Screenplay: Sideways, Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
Foreign Language Film: A Very Long Engagement
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Zach Braff, Garden State
Animated Feature: The Incredibles
Documentary: Fahrenheit 9/11


2003

Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Director: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Actor: Sean Penn, Mystic River & 21 Grams
Actress: Naomi Watts, 21 Grams
Supporting Actor: Tim Robbins, Mystic River
Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April & The Station Agent
Screenplay: Lost In Translation, Sofia Coppola
Foreign Language Film: The Man on the Train
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, American Splendor
Cinematography: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Andrew Lesnie
Animated Feature: Finding Nemo
Documentary: Capturing the Friedmans
Ensemble: A Mighty Wind

Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film: Cinematique of Daytona


2002

Picture: Adaptation
Director: Martin Scorsese, Gangs of New York
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
Actress: Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven
Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper, Adaptation
Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep, Adaptation
Screenplay: Adaptation, Charlie Kaufman
Foreign Language Film: Y Tu Mama Tambien
Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Secretary
Cinematography: Far From Heaven, Ed Lachman
Musical Score: Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Alan Slutsky
Song: "Cell Block Tango", Chicago
Animated Feature: Spirited Away
Documentary: Bowling for Columbine
Ensemble: Thirteen Conversations About One Thing

Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film:

  • Amy Hobby, Secretary, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
  • John Sayles, Sunshine State


    2001

    Picture: Amelie
    Director: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Actor: Billy Bob Thornton, Bandits / The Man Who Wasn't There / Monster's Ball
    Actress: Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
    Supporting Actor: Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast
    Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, Bandits / The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / The Man Who Cried / The Shipping News
    Screenplay: Memento, Christopher Nolan
    Foreign Language Film: Amelie
    Soundtrack and Score: Stephen Trask, Hedwig & the Angry Inch
    Cinematography: The Man Who Wasn't There, Roger Deakins
    Pauline Kael Award for Newcomer of the Year: John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig & the Angry Inch
    Animated Feature: Shrek
    Documentary: startup.com
    Ensemble: Gosford Park


    2000

    Picture: Traffic
    Director: Steven Soderbergh, Traffic and Erin Brockovich
    Actor: Geoffrey Rush, Quills
    Actress: Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
    Supporting Actor: Benicio Del Toro, Traffic
    Supporting Actress: Frances McDormand, Almost Famous and Wonder Boys
    Screenplay: State and Main, David Mamet
    Foreign Language Film: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Soundtrack and Score: O Brother Where Art Thou?
    Cinematography: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Peter Pau
    Newcomer of the Year: Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
    Animated Feature: Chicken Run
    Documentary: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
    Ensemble: State and Main

    Golden Orange Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film: William Packer and Rob Hardy
    "who created the movie Trois (Rainforest) and devised a barnstorming distribution plan circumventing the usual Hollywood obstacles for African-American filmmakers."
    "This strategy, which hadn't been employed by black filmmakers since Oscar Micheaux in the 1930s, resulted in the highest per-screen average of any release during its debut weekend on 22 screens nationwide."