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The 12th annual FiLM BiTCH Awards celebrating the films of 2011. 

PICTURE | ACTING | VISUALS | AURALS | EXTRAS | SPECIALS | SCENES

Original Score

Ludovic Bource
THE ARTIST
Alexander Desplat
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Chemical Bros
HANNA
Hans Zimmer
RANGO
Alberto Iglesias
THE SKIN I LIVE IN
       
 
Finalists: Dario Marinelli for Jane Eyre, Alberto Iglesias for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Mychael Danna for Moneyball
Semi-Finalists: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Patrick Doyle for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Howard Shore for Hugo, and Abel Korzeniowski for W.E.

 

Adapted Score / Song Score
(for films where the music is a wide variety of sources, or non original source)

Cliff Martinez, College, Desire, Kavinsky, The Chromatics
DRIVE
Bret McKenzie, and various artists
THE MUPPETS
Thomas Hanreich, Jun Miyake and various artists
PINA
Alexander Desplat and various artists
THE TREE OF LIFE
Mateo Mesina, Rolfe Kent, and various artists for
YOUNG ARTIST
 Cliff Martinez score isn't complete without the accompanying 80s vibe and moody electronica song. That Chromatics number kills. We get way too few new musicals. Maybe this one doesn't  always work but it's peak moments are totally good times.   Interesting music for passionate recreations of Pina's key choreographic achievements.   Lush soundscapes for Malick and Desplat can always be counted on. Love those instrumental nearly elevator versions of 90s hits and great song selections. 
 
Finalists: Wagner in MELANCHOLIA, Cole Porter and various artists for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, Roger Neill, David Palmer, Brian Reitzell and various artists for BEGINNERS
Semi-Finalists: Conrad Pope and various artists for MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

 

Original Song

"Star Spangled Man"
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
"Hanna's Theme"
THE HELP
"Living Proof"
THE HELP
"Life's A Happy Song"
THE MUPPETS
"Pictures in My Head"
THE MUPPETS

"Who will campaign door to-door for America,
Carry the flag shore to shore for America..."

a wonderful blend of lyrical humor, musical pastiche, and storytelling. Great scene.

"Dream... how I dream to feel.
Dream... how I dream to feel.
And everything will fill with light"

In keeping with the film's  unusual moods this title song, asks you to "begin again. begin again" just as its ending. Hanna will but you can almost interpret the scant ambiguous lyrics as a song of death.

"It's gonna be a long, long journey
It's gonna be an uphill climb
Its gonna be a tough fight
There's gonna be some lonely nights..."

One of the director's very best decisions? Not fading out while Aibileen makes that long walk away from the camera to Mary J Blige's inspirational but pained anthem.

"Everything is great everything is grand
I got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand
Everything is perfect its falling into place
I cant seem to wipe this smile off my face..."

Of all of Bret McKenzie's fun Muppets work this one best captures the original spirit. And what a sing-a-long to kick a movie off with.

"Is there more I could have said?
Now they’re only pictures in my head.
That’s why my green is feeling grey
Sometimes even frogs have rainy days."

Kermit has always had a way with plaintive ballads. This one works and like all good musical numbers it's part of the story.

 

Apart from the Muppets it wasn't a strong song year since most of the great song usages in movies were not originals and the actually original songs were end credits afterthoughts...

Finalists: "Man or Muppet" is a hilarious but very Conchords number for the Muppets, "Lay Your Head Down" is a pretty lullaby for the tired character from Albert Nobbs though perhaps it's a bit incongruous to the movie's style and period.
Semi-Finalists: "So Long" from Winnie the Pooh, "Masterpiece" from W.E.,"Think You Can Wait" from Win Win

 

Sound Mixing (finished soundscape: dialogue, score, effects all blended into one)

DRIVE
HANNA
MONEYBALL
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
SUPER 8
         
 
Finalists: The Tree of Life, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol, Transformers Dark of the Moon,
Semi-Finalists: Hugo, Rango, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

 

Sound Editing (creation of aural elements, sound effects, overall design)

DRIVE
HUGO
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
SUPER 8
THE TREE OF LIFE
         
 
Finalists: Hanna, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol
Semi-Finalists: War Horse, Rango, The Adventures of Tintin, Transformers Dark of the Moon,

 

TALLIES
NOMINATIONS IN OSCAR-LIKE CATEGORIES
i.e. these first four pages minus "adapted song score"

9 nominations
Drive

8 nominations
The Artist

5 nominations
Beginners
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

4 nominations
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
Young Adult

3 nominations
Captain America: The First Avenger
Hanna
The Help
Jane Eyre
Melancholia
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

2 nominations
Certified Copy
A Dangerous Method
Hugo
The Muppets
Poetry
Rango
Shame
Super 8
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Weekend

1 nomination
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Bridesmaids
Coriolanus
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
My Week With Marilyn
Puss in Boots
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Only film on top ten list not to receive any traditional nominations - oops
Martha Marcy May Marlene

Two other "favorites" snubbed
The Housemaid
and Pariah

 

[You can find a menu to the last two years of awards to your right in the sidebar.]