Boston’s Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film announces nominations for 2011 Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston MA – Nominations for the 17th annual Chlotrudis Awards were
finalized by the film group’s nominating committee this past weekend.
Leading the pack is Debra Granik’s stunning WINTER’S BONE, with 8
nominations, including Best Movie, Best Director and Best Actress.

Five other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best
Movie nominees THE KING’S SPEECH, starring Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush;
Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s I KILLED MY MOTHER; JACK GOES BOATING,
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut; and MOTHER, the latest from
Korea’s Joon-ho Bong.

Rounding out the category is the Peruvian ghost story, UNDERTOW.  In all,
40 films received nominations; 20 countries were represented, with US
films making up just over 30%.  There were other multiple nominees, among
them three-timers ANIMAL KINGDOM, FISH TANK and RABBIT HOLE.

In the Society’s most competitive and prestigious category, the Buried
Treasure, the final nominees were Greece’s cautionary parental fable
DOGTOOTH; the British DOWN TERRACE, a gritty crime thriller;  the
stop-motion animated pen-pal story MARY AND MAX; the documentary MINE,
about pets post-Katrina; THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE, starring Robin
Wright as a woman having a quiet nervous breakdown; and TERRIBLY HAPPY, a
psychological thriller from Denmark.

The Buried Treasure is the only category with eligibility requirements:
nominated films must have earned less than $250,000 in its U.S. theatrical
run, and members can submit no more than 3 entries for films they feel
strongly were given distributional short shrift and deserve a wider
audience.  A shortlist is then compiled before the final vote, and those
selections are published on the group’s website and in a separate press
release.  Once the final ballot is set, all members voting in the category
must verify that they have watched in full all of the nominated films.

For over a decade, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has
highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by
holding its own black-tie CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS ceremony in early spring.
This latest edition will be held Sunday March 20th at the historic Brattle
Theatre, and the public is invited to join Chlotrudis members, nominees
and special guests in the celebration.

In addition to the competitive categories, Chlotrudis also presents
special awards that honor individuals or films for particular distinction.
Past recipients Ellen Page (Breakthrough Award ‘05), Kerry Washington
(Breakthrough Award ‘04), Don McKellar (Body of Work Award ‘07) and Philip
Seymour Hoffman (first Hall of Fame inductee) are among those who have
made the trek to Boston to be honored for their contributions to
independent film.  This year’s recipients are still being finalized at
press time.
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is a Boston-based non-profit
group that teaches people to view film actively and experience the world
through independent film, and encourages discussion.  The group works with
film festivals, local art-houses and theatres, production companies,
directors and actors to bring creative, quality films to the attention of
audiences and film-lovers.  Visit its website, www.chlotrudis.org, for
more information, and join its Facebook page and twitter feed for the
latest news.

A complete list of the nominations for the 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards
follows:

BEST MOVIE
I Killed My Mother
Jack Goes Boating
The King’s Speech
Mother
Undertow
Winter’s Bone

BURIED TREASURE
Dogtooth
Down Terrace
Mary and Max
Mine
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Terribly Happy

BEST DIRECTOR
Tze Chun – Children of Invention
Banksy – Exit Through the Gift Shop
Xavier Dolan – I Killed My Mother
Joon-ho Bong – Mother
John Cameron Mitchell – Rabbit Hole
Debra Granik – Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Alexander Siddig – Cairo Time
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Jack Goes Boating
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Vincent Cassel – Mesrine: Killer Instinct
Anthony Mackie – Night Catches Us

BEST ACTRESS
Paprika Steen – Applause
Katie Jarvis – Fish Tank
Anne Dorval – I Killed My Mother
Hye-ja Kim – Mother
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Fassbender – Fish Tank
John Ortiz – Jack Goes Boating
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Miles Teller – Rabbit Hole
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
Kierston Wareing – Fish Tank
Sissy Spacek – Get Low
Dianne Wiest – Rabbit Hole
Dale Dickey – Winter’s Bone

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
Animal Kingdom
Down Terrace
Jack Goes Boating
The Kids Are All Right
Micmacs
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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bunny and the Bull
I Am Love
The King’s Speech
Micmacs
The Secret of Kell
Winter’s Bone

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Chloe
Get Low
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno
I Am Love
Undertow
Winter’s Bone

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Fair Game
The Ghost Writer
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rabbit Hole
Winter’s Bone

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Animal Kingdom
Everyone Else
I Killed My Mother
The King’s Speech
Mother
Night Catches Us

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Art of the Steal, The
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Marwencol
Prodigal Sons

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