Here is the list of winners from the 2011 San Diego Film Critics. Like I mentioned before, this particular group likes to make a lot of off-the-beaten-path choices, and that stayed true this year. They announced their nominees a few days. See the previous San Diego post for full nominees, but the winners are...
BEST FILM: The Artist
BEST DIRECTOR: Nicolas Winding Refn - "Drive"
BEST ACTOR: Michael Shannon - "Take Shelter"
BEST ACTRESS: Brit Marling - "Another Earth"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Nick Nolte - "Warrior"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Shailene Woodley - "The Descendants"
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Midnight in Paris
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Moneyball
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Arthur Christmas
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Tree of Life
BEST FILM EDITING: Beginners
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Hugo
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Le Quattro Volte
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Project Nim
BEST BODY OF WORK FOR 2011: Jessica Chastain
KYLE COUNTS AWARD: Lee Ann Kim, San Diego Asian Film Foundation