Online Film Critics Society nominate 5 animated features

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Online Film Critics Society

Online Film Crit­ics Society

Five movies have received nom­i­na­tions for the 15th Annual Online Film Crit­ics Soci­ety award for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture, the society’s gov­ern­ing com­mit­tee announced Monday.

The five nom­i­nees are The Adven­tures of Tintin, Arthur Christ­mas, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rango and Win­nie the Pooh.

The Tree of Life, Ter­rence Malick’s explo­ration of sub­ur­ban fam­ily life in the 1950s, received seven nom­i­na­tions for the 15th Annual Online Film Crit­ics Soci­ety awards. The film was nom­i­nated for Best Pic­ture, Best Direc­tor (Mal­ick), Best Sup­port­ing Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Sup­port­ing Actress (Jes­sica Chas­tain), Best Orig­i­nal Screen­play, Best Edit­ing and Best Cinematography.

Join­ing The Tree of Life in Best Pic­ture are Michel Haz­anavi­cius’ The Artist, Alexan­der Payne’s The Descen­dants, Nico­las Wind­ing Refn’s Drive and Mar­tin Scorsese’s Hugo. Mal­ick, Haz­anavi­cius, Refn and Scors­ese were joined in the Best Direc­tor race by Melan­cho­lia direc­tor Lars von Trier.

Each year, the OFCS also sub­mits nom­i­na­tions for Spe­cial Achieve­ment Awards, granted only by a major­ity vote of the mem­ber­ship. This year, the Online Film Crit­ics have selected two indi­vid­u­als, Jes­sica Chas­tain and Mar­tin Scors­ese, to receive spe­cial citations.

Chas­tain was named the break­out per­former of the year. Her tremen­dous and quality-filled out­put this year has brought her instant acclaim and recog­ni­tion, mark­ing one of the most stel­lar debuts in recent memory.

Scors­ese is being rec­og­nized in honor of his work and ded­i­ca­tion to the pur­suit of film preser­va­tion. He has long been a cham­pion of film preser­va­tion, and with his love let­ter to the cin­ema this year, Hugo, he con­tin­ues to show his admi­ra­tion for film his­tory and the many pur­suits to keep­ing those records alive.

Win­ners will be announced Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 2.

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 United States, Canada, Europe, Latin Amer­ica and the Asia/Pacific Rim region. For more infor­ma­tion, visit the Online Film Crit­ics Soci­ety at ofcs.org.

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