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Austin Film Critics Association

Austin Film Critics Association
Formation 2005
Purpose/focus Film critics
Location Austin, Texas
Founders Cole Dabney
Robert "Bobby" McCurdy
Website

The Austin Film Critics Association (abbreviated as the 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.

History

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 exponentially 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 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 Bobby McCurdy starting in 2010. McCurdy died on December 19, 2010 while training to become a Naval aviator.[3]

Awards

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 Cuaron
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 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

Multiple award winners

Films with multiple awards

  • 5 awards:
    • 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
  • 4 awards:
    • Juno (2007): Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Breakthrough Artist Award
    • Take Shelter - (2011): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Austin Film Award, Breakthrough Artist Award*
  • 3 awards:
  • 2 awards:

People with 2 or more awards

Top 10 Films of the Decade (2000s)

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  2. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  3. The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
  4. The Dark Knight (2008)
  5. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  6. Kill Bill (2003/4)
  7. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  8. The Incredibles (2004)
  9. Children of Men (2006)
  10. (tie) Memento (2000), The Departed (2006)[4]

References

Austin portal

External links

  • Austin Film Critics Association official website
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