US critics dishing out the gongs
Awards season is hitting its stride as various American critics’ organisations give out their prizes. To nobody’s surprise, The Artist, a French silent monochrome romance, is making all the early running. The New York
Film Critics Online and the New York Film Critics Circle all named the film as the best of 2011. The LA scribes went for The Descendents while the San Francisco mob plumped for The Tree of Life.
Meryl Streep, still searching for a third Oscar after nearly 30 years as a runner-up, is not achieving the expected clean sweep.