Detroit Film Critics Society

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The Detroit Film Critics Society is a film critic organization based in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It was founded in 2007 and comprises a group of over twenty film critics. To become a member, the critic must have reviewed at least twelve films a year in an established publication with no more than two per publication admitted. It presents annual awards at the end of the year, for the best films of the preceding year.[1]

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2007[edit]

Best Film[edit]

No Country for Old Men

Best Director[edit]

Joel Coen and Ethan CoenNo Country for Old Men

Best Actor[edit]

George ClooneyMichael Clayton as Michael Clayton

Best Actress[edit]

Ellen PageJuno as Juno MacGuff

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Javier BardemNo Country for Old Men as Anton Chigurh

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Tilda SwintonMichael Clayton as Karen Crowder

Best Cast[edit]

Juno

Best Newcomer[edit]

Diablo CodyJuno

2008[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director[edit]

Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire

Best Actor[edit]

Mickey RourkeThe Wrestler as Randy “The Ram” Robinson

Best Actress[edit]

Kate WinsletRevolutionary Road as April Wheeler

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight as The Joker

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Marisa TomeiThe Wrestler as Pam / Cassidy

Best Cast[edit]

Frost/Nixon

Best Newcomer[edit]

Martin McDonaghIn Bruges

2009[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Up

Best Director[edit]

Pete DocterUp

Best Actor[edit]

Colin FirthA Single Man George Falconer

Best Actress[edit]

Gabourey SidibePrecious as Claireece “Precious” Jones

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christoph WaltzInglourious Basterds as Col. Hans Landa

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Mo'NiquePrecious as Mary Lee Johnston

Best Ensemble[edit]

The Hangover

Breakthrough Performance[edit]

Gabourey SidibePrecious as Claireece “Precious” Jones

2010[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Best Director[edit]

Danny Boyle127 Hours

Best Actor[edit]

Colin FirthThe King's Speech as George VI

Best Actress[edit]

Jennifer LawrenceWinter's Bone as Ree Dolly

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christian BaleThe Fighter as Dickie Eklund

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Amy AdamsThe Fighter as Charlene Fleming

Best Ensemble[edit]

Winter's Bone

Breakthrough Performance[edit]

Jennifer LawrenceWinter's Bone as Ree Dolly

2011[edit]

Best Film[edit]

The Artist

Best Director[edit]

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Best Actor[edit]

Michael FassbenderShame as Brandon Sullivan

Best Actress[edit]

Michelle WilliamsMy Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christopher PlummerBeginners as Hal Fields

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Carey MulliganShame as Sissy Sullivan

Best Ensemble[edit]

Carnage

Breakthrough Performance[edit]

Jessica ChastainThe Help, Take Shelter and The Tree of Life as Celia Foote, Samantha LaForche, and Mrs. O’Brien

Best Screenplay[edit]

MoneyballSteven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin

Best Documentary Film[edit]

Tabloid

2012[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director[edit]

David O. RussellSilver Linings Playbook

Best Actor[edit]

Daniel Day-LewisLincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Best Actress[edit]

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Robert De NiroSilver Linings Playbook as Patrizio “Pat” Solitano, Sr.

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Anne HathawayLes Misérables as Fantine

Best Ensemble[edit]

Lincoln

Breakthrough Performance[edit]

Zoe KazanRuby Sparks

Best Screenplay[edit]

Silver Linings PlaybookDavid O. Russell

Best Documentary Film[edit]

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

2013[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Her

Best Director[edit]

Alfonso CuarónGravity

Best Actor[edit]

Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof

Best Actress[edit]

Brie LarsonShort Term 12 as Grace

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Jared LetoDallas Buyers Club as Rayon

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Scarlett JohanssonHer as Samantha (voice)

Best Ensemble[edit]

American Hustle

Breakthrough Performance[edit]

Brie LarsonShort Term 12 (actress)

Best Screenplay[edit]

Spike JonzeHer

Best Documentary Film[edit]

Stories We Tell

2014[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Boyhood

Best Director[edit]

Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Best Actor[edit]

Michael KeatonBirdman as Riggan Thomson

Best Actress[edit]

Rosamund PikeGone Girl as Amy Elliott-Dunne

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

J. K. SimmonsWhiplash as Terence Fletcher

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Patricia ArquetteBoyhood as Olivia Evans

Best Ensemble[edit]

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (TIE)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (TIE)
Guardians of the Galaxy (TIE)

Breakthrough Performance[edit]

Damien ChazelleWhiplash (director, screenplay)

Best Screenplay[edit]

Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Best Documentary[edit]

Citizenfour

2015[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Spotlight

Best Director[edit]

George MillerMad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor[edit]

Michael CaineYouth as Fred Ballinger

Best Actress[edit]

Saoirse RonanBrooklyn as Eilis Lacey

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Liev SchreiberSpotlight as Martin Baron

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Alicia VikanderThe Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener

Best Ensemble[edit]

Spotlight

Breakthrough Performance[edit]

Alicia VikanderThe Danish Girl and Ex Machina

Best Screenplay[edit]

Tom McCarthy and Josh SingerSpotlight

Best Documentary[edit]

Amy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Detroit Film Critics Society. Retrieved April 17, 2014.