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The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) is an organization of professional film critics from Austin, Texas. Each year, the AFCA votes on their end of year awards for films released in the same calendar year. A special award, the Austin Film Award, is given each year to the best film made in Austin or by an Austin-area director.

Contents

1 History 2 Awards History 3 Multiple award winners

3.1 Films 3.2 Producers, Directors & Cinematographers 3.3 Actors

4 Top 10 Films of the Decade (2000s) 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The Austin Film Critics Association was founded in 2005 by local film critics Cole Dabney and Robert “Bobby” McCurdy while attending Bowie High School in Austin. The organization grew in its first eight years, expanding from 3 members in 2005 to 25 members in 2013.[1] On January 12, 2007, after only one year in existence, Entertainment Weekly called the AFCA “wildly contrarian” for naming Ellen Page Best Actress for her role in Hard Candy over Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
for her performance in The Queen, as Mirren had swept the category so far during awards season.[2] The association chose to name the group’s Breakthrough Artist Award to honor Robert “Bobby” McCurdy starting in 2010. McCurdy died on December 19, 2010 while training to become a Naval Aviator.[3] Awards History[edit]

Awards

Year Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

2005 – 1st Crash Paul Haggis Crash Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line William Hurt A History of Violence Laura Linney The Squid and the Whale

2006 – 2nd United 93 Alfonso Cuarón Children of Men Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed Ellen Page Hard Candy Jack Nicholson The Departed Rinko Kikuchi Babel

2007 – 3rd There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson There Will Be Blood Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood Ellen Page Juno Javier Bardem No Country for Old Men Allison Janney Juno

2008 – 4th The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight Sean Penn Milk Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married Heath Ledger The Dark Knight Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2009 – 5th The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker Colin Firth A Single Man Mélanie Laurent Inglourious Basterds Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds Anna Kendrick Up in the Air

2010 – 6th Black Swan Darren Aronofsky Black Swan Colin Firth The King's Speech Natalie Portman Black Swan Christian Bale The Fighter Hailee Steinfeld True Grit

2011 – 7th Hugo Nicolas Winding Refn Drive Michael Shannon Take Shelter Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk
Talk
About Kevin Albert Brooks Drive Jessica Chastain Take Shelter

2012 – 8th Zero Dark Thirty Paul Thomas Anderson The Master Joaquin Phoenix The Master Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook Christoph Waltz Django Unchained Anne Hathaway Les Misérables

2013 – 9th Her Alfonso Cuarón Gravity Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave Brie Larson Short Term 12 Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave

2014 – 10th Boyhood Richard Linklater Boyhood Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler Rosamund Pike Gone Girl J. K. Simmons Whiplash Patricia Arquette Boyhood

2015 – 11th Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs Brie Larson Room Sylvester Stallone Creed Alicia Vikander Ex Machina

2016 – 12th Moonlight Barry Jenkins Moonlight Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea Isabelle Huppert Elle Mahershala Ali Moonlight Viola Davis Fences

2017 – 13th Get Out Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Willem Dafoe The Florida Project Allison Janney I, Tonya

Multiple award winners[edit] Films[edit]

5 awards:

There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
(2007): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score The Dark Knight (2008): Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay Black Swan (2010): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography Moonlight (2016): Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Special
Special
Honorary Award

4 awards:

Juno (2007): Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Breakthrough Artist Award Take Shelter
Take Shelter
(2011): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Austin Film Award, Breakthrough Artist Award* Her (2013): Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Special
Special
Honorary Award Boyhood (2014): Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Austin Film Award Tower (2016): Best Documentary, Austin Film Award, Breakthrough Artist Award, Special
Special
Honorary Award

3 awards

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009): Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
(2009): Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay The Master (2012): Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography 12 Years a Slave (2013): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay Nightcrawler (2014): Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best First Film Room (2015): Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Artist Award

2 awards

Crash (2005): Best Film, Best Director Hustle & Flow (2005): Breakthrough Artist Award, Best First Film Sin City
Sin City
(2005): Best Animated Film, Austin Film Award The Departed (2006): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor Children of Men
Children of Men
(2006): Best Director, Best Cinematography Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
(2006): Best Foreign Film, Best Original Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007): Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay Up (2009): Best Original Score, Best Animated Film Up in the Air (2009): Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay Me and Orson Welles
Me and Orson Welles
(2009): Breakthrough Artist Award, Austin Film Award Drive (2011): Best Director, Best Supporting Actor Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Best First Film, Breakthrough Artist Award Gravity (2013): Best Director, Best Cinematography Short Term 12
Short Term 12
(2013): Best Actress, Breakthrough Artist Award Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014): Best Cinematography, Best Score Gone Girl (2014): Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay Ex Machina (2015): Best Supporting Actress, Best First Film Inside Out (2015): Best Original Screenplay, Best Animated Film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015): Best Film, Best Director La La Land (2016): Best Cinematography, Best Score

Producers, Directors & Cinematographers[edit] 6 Awards

Richard Linklater

Best Film

2014 – Boyhood

Best Director

2014 – Boyhood

Best Austin Film

2006 – A Scanner Darkly 2009 – Me and Orson Welles 2012 – Bernie 2014 – Boyhood

4 Awards

Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Cinematography

2006 – Babel 2011 – The Tree of Life 2013 – Gravity 2014 – Birdman

Keith Maitland

Best Documentary

2016 – Tower

Bobby McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award

2016 – Tower

Austin Film Award

2016 – Tower

Special
Special
Honorary Award

2016 – Tower

3 Awards

Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Film

2007 – There Will Be Blood

Best Director

2007 – There Will Be Blood 2012 – The Master

Kathryn Bigelow

Best Film

2009 – The Hurt Locker 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

2009 – The Hurt Locker

Robert Rodriguez

Best Austin Film

2005 – Sin City 2007 – Grindhouse (Shared with Quentin Tarantino)

Best Animated Film

2005 – Sin City

2 Awards

Mark Boal

Best Film

2009 – The Hurt Locker 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty

Alfonso Cuarón

Best Director

2006 – Children of Men

Best Adapted Screenplay

2006 – Children of Men

Megan Ellison

Best Film

2012 – Zero Dark Thirty 2013 – Her

Paul Haggis

Best Film

2005 – Crash

Best Director

2005 – Crash

Quentin Tarantino

Best Original Screenplay

2009 – Inglourious Basterds

Best Austin Film

2007 – Grindhouse (Shared with Robert Rodriguez)

Rian Johnson

Best First Film

2006 – Brick

Best Original Screenplay

2012 – Looper

Barry Jenkins

Best Director

2016 – Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay

2016 – Moonlight

Actors[edit] 3 Awards

Brie Larson

Best Actress

2013 – Short Term 12 2015 – Room

Bobby McCurdy Breakthrough Artist Award

2013 – Short Term 12

2 Awards

Jessica Chastain

Best Supporting Actress

2011 – Take Shelter

Bobby McCurdy Breakthrough Artist Award

2011 – for her work in The Debt, The Help, Take Shelter, and The Tree of Life

Colin Firth

Best Actor

2009 – A Single Man 2010 – The King's Speech

Anne Hathaway

Best Actress

2008 – Rachel Getting Married

Best Supporting Actress

2017 – Les Misérables

Allison Janney

Best Supporting Actress

2007 – Juno

Best Supporting Actress

2012 – I, Tonya

Ellen Page

Best Actress

2006 – Hard Candy 2007 – Juno

Christoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actor

2008 – Inglourious Basterds 2012 – Django Unchained

Top 10 Films of the Decade (2000s)[edit]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
(2007) The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003) The Dark Knight (2008) Requiem for a Dream (2000) Kill Bill
Kill Bill
(2003/4) No Country for Old Men (2007) The Incredibles
The Incredibles
(2004) Children of Men
Children of Men
(2006) Memento (2000) / The Departed (2006) (TIE) [4]

References[edit]

Austin portal

^ Austinfilmcritics.org ^ Entertainment Weekly ^ Austin360.com ^ "2009 Awards". Austin Film Critics Association. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Official ' Austin Film Critics Association website

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Austin Film Critics Association

Ceremonies

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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American Film Critic Associations

National

Broadcast Film Critics Association National Board of Review National Society of Film Critics

Northeast

Boston Society of Film Critics New York Film Critics Circle New York Film Critics Online Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association

Midwest

Chicago Film Critics Association Detroit Film Critics Society St. Louis Film Critics Association

South

Austin Film Critics Association Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Florida Film Critics Circle Georgia Film Critics Association Houston Film Critics Society

West

Los Angeles Film Critics Association San Diego Film Critics Society San Francisco Film Critics Circle Seattle Film Cri

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