National Society of Film Critics 2011

Best Picture
1. Melancholia
2. The Tree of Life
3. A Separation

Best Director
1. Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
2. Martin Scorsese – Hugo
3. Lars von Trier – Melancholia

Best Actor
1. Brad Pitt – Moneyball and The Tree of Life
2. Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Best Actress
1. Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
2. Yoon Jeong-hee – Poetry
3. Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor
1. Albert Brooks – Drive
2. Christopher Plummer – Beginners
3. Patton Oswalt – Young Adult

Best Supporting Actress
1. Jessica Chastain – The Help, Take Shelter, and The Tree of Life
2. Jeannie Berlin – Margaret
3. Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Screenplay
1. Asghar Farhadi – A Separation
2. Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball
3. Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

Best Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life
2. Manuel Alberto Claro – Melancholia
3. Robert Richardson – Hugo

Best Foreign Language Film
1. A Separation
2. Mysteries of Lisbon
3. Le Havre

Best Non-Fiction Film
1. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
2. The Interrupters
3. Into the Abyss

Best Experimental Film
Seeking the Monkey King

Film Heritage Awards
BAMcinématek for its complete Vincente Minnelli retrospective with all titles shown on 16 mm or 35 mm film.
Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema, and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage for the restoration of the color version of Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon.
Museum of Modern Art for its extensive retrospective of Weimar Cinema.
Flicker Alley for their box set Landmarks of Early Soviet Film.
The Criterion Collection for its 2-disc DVD package of The Complete Jean Vigo.