We've spoken, and by "we" I mean collectively me and the rest of the jury of The Dublin Film Critics Circle. The best of 2011 are as follows, I'll have my personal top ten out next week. 

Best Film

Best Director
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life

Best Actor
Ryan Gosling, Drive

Best Foreign Language
A Separation

Best Documentary

Best Irish Film
The Guard

Best Irish Documentary

International Breakthrough
Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, The Help, Take Shelter

Domestic Breakthrough
John Michael McDonagh, The Guard

As voted for by Daniel Anderson, Tara Brady, Declan Burke, Gavin Burke, George Byrne, Paul Byrne, Ciaran Carty, Donald Clarke, Joe Griffin, Gordon Hayden, Brogen Hayes, Aoife Kelly, Paul Lynch, John Maguire, Roe McDermott, Esther McCarthy, David O’Mahony, Mike Sheridan, Nicola Timmons, Hilary White, Paul Whitington