Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2012 | 2013

Best Film
No Country For Old Men

Best Director
The Coen Brothers

Best Original Screenplay
Juno – Diablo Cody

Best Screenplay Adapted
Away From Her – Sarah Polley

Best Documentary
No End In Sight – Charles Ferguson

Best Actress
Julie Christie – Away From Her

Best Actress In Supporting Role
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood

Best Actor In Supporting Role
Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton

Best Ensemble Cast

Best Editing
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly – Juliette Welfling

Best Foreign Film
Diving Bell and The Butterfly – Julian Schnabel

EDA Female Focus Awards

Best Woman Director
Sarah Polley

Best Woman Screenwriter
Tamara Jenkins – The Savages

Best Breakthrough Performance
Ellen Page – Juno

Best Newcomer
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement

Women’s Image Award
Sarah Polley

Hanging in There Award for Persistence
Ruby Dee

Actress Defying Age and Agism
Julie Christie

Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In 2007
Kathleen Kennedy, Producer, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Persepolis

Lifetime Achievement Award
Julie Christie

Award For Humanitarian Activism
Angelina Jolie

EDA Special Mention Awards

Hall of Shame Award

Actress Most In Need Of A New Agent
Hilary Swank

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t
Margot At The Wedding

Unforgettable Moment Award
Eastern Promises – Viggo Mortensen’s full frontal

Best Depiction Of Nudity or Sexuality
Eastern Promises – Viggo Mortensen

Best Seduction: (tie)
Atonement – Keira Knightly and James McAvoy
The Namesake – Tabu and Irfan Khan

Most Egregious Age Difference Between Leading Man and Love Interest
Beowulf – Robin Wright Penn and Anthony Hopkins

Bravest Performance Award
Julie Christie – Away From Her

Best Leap from Actress to Director Award
Sarah Polley

Cultural Crossover Award

Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award
Shrek 3

Best Of The Fests: (Winner and Special Mentions)
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Black Sheep
Four Sheets To The Wind
Grbivica My Home
Red RoadSecret Sunshine

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon