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2011 Kansas City Film Critics Awards Winners Announced!

by Eric Melin on January 9, 2012

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The 46th Annual Kansas City Film Critics awards (called the Loutzenhiser Awards named after Kansas City Film Critics Circle founder James Loutzenhiser) were held last night. “The Descendants,” “The Tree of Life,” and “Beginners” each received two awards.

Here are the winners as picked by the second oldest critic’s organization in the country:

the-descendants-2011-movie-posterBest Picture: “The Descendants”

Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

Best Actor: George Clooney, “The Descendants”

Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia”

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moneyball”

Best Original Screenplay: “Beginners”

Best Animated Film: “Rango”

Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”

Best Documentary: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: “Hugo”

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes for The Pitch. He’s former President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop Love . He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 Trey Hock January 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Really exciting that the awards were all over the map this year. Super proud of our group and their willingness to pick some great films to honor.

And ‘Drive’ was just edged out of best picture. There was a passionate and vocal minority fighting for it. Totally awesome.


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