With sincerest appreciation of all the great work that’s been done in film this year, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the awards categories for the 2011 EDA Awards.
AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS
These awards are presented to females and/or males, so please nominate accordingly.
Best Director (Female or Male)
Best Screenplay, Original
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Best Animated Film
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Film Music Or Score
Best Non-English-Language Film
EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
These awards honor WOMEN only.
Best Woman Director
Best Woman Screenwriter
Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star
Best Animated Female
Best Breakthrough Performance
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism
Female Icon Award
(Presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others.)
This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry
(Presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year — such as Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Director Oscar win, or for an actress having multiple outstanding films released during one year.)
EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS
AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t
Unforgettable Moment Award
Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award
Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award
AWFJ 2011 EDA Awards Schedule
Dec 22, 2011 2011 EDA Awards nominees announced.
Dec 29, 2011 Final voting ballots distributed to members.
Jan 5, 2012 Deadline for completed voting ballots.
Jan 10, 2012 2012 EDA Awards Winners announced.
We look forward to recognizing this year’s outstanding cinema achievements (best and worst!) by women (and men!) in front of and behind the cameras, and to making this an all around superb awards season.