Jeff Nichols’ “Take Shelter” bested the The Artist and lead the Detroit Film Critics Society 2011 awards with six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Jeff Nichols, and acting nominations for Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. “The Artist” followed closely with five nominations and “The Help” with four.

Detroit Film Critics Society 2011 awards nominations:

Best Picture
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Take Shelter”
“The Tree of Life

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Jeff Nichols, “Take Shelter”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Nicolas Winding-Refn, “Drive”

Best Actor
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter”

Best Actress
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Felicity Jones, “Like Crazy”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Charlize Theron, “Young Adult”
Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week with Marilyn”
Albert Brooks, “Drive”
Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Patton Oswalt, “Young Adult”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “Take Shelter”
Carey Mulligan, “Shame”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Coriolanus”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Best Ensemble
“Cedar Rapids”
“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
“The Help”
“Margin Call”
“Win Win”

Breakthrough Performance
Jessica Chastain, “The Help,” “Take Shelter,” “The Tree of Life”
Felicity Jones, “Like Crazy”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

Best Screenplay
Will Reiser, “50/50”
Michel Hazanvicius, “The Artist”
Mike Mills, “Beginners”
Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
Jeff Nichols, “Take Shelter”

Best Documentary
“Into Eternity”
“Into the Abyss”
“We Were Here

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