The 2011 Ira Winners!

Our two nights of Ira voting were as raucous and vulgar as ever, and a great time was had by all. We all felt the absence of our friend Damien Bona — one of the original Ira voters, who passed away in January — but we know he’s snickering at us and mocking these awards from above.

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Editing: Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa, The Tree of Life

Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Hugo

Best Score: Alberto Iglesias, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy and The Skin I Live In

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

Best Supporting Actress: Sareh Bayat, A Separation

Best Supporting Actor: Hunter McCracken, The Tree of Life

Best Actress: Leila Hatami, A Separation

Best Actor: Peyman Moadi, A Separation

Best Director: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Picture: The Tree of Life

And the ironic awards…

Mechanical Actor: Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Sominex: Midnight in Paris

Dramamine: The Help

Alex: So I’m very pleased with these winners, and it’s only the third time my own top choice for best picture went on to win the award, so that feels good. During the voting I took a lot of grief (and not just from Aaron) for the ubiquity of Moneyball on my ballot. Several people even gave it sominex points, and I started to fear both for the fate of my second-favorite film of 2011 and for the lucidity and reasonableness of the Ira voting body. Happily, we backed away from that particular edge and gave the sominex award to a truly deserving film. (I’m as big a Woody fan/defender/apologist as you’ll find, but even I thought Midnight in Paris suuuuuuuuuucked.)



About Aaron & Alex

We're two highly opinionated, movie-going, liberal, cynical, (single) New York Jews who like to bitch about movies.
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